Dec 6, 2011
Consumers will almost $6 billion dollars on holiday decorations this year - the most in seven years - according to new data from the National Retail Federation
Dec 1, 2011
Researchers at Yale are wondering if spending behavior has something to do with genetics. We learn how monkeys and humans are similar -- and different -- when it comes to plunking down cash.
Aug 23, 2011
David Brancaccio was in Los Angeles last week to guest host Marketplace Money. The theme: Borrow or spend? If we don't spend, life gets drained...
Aug 19, 2011
Into the teeth of this economic gale, I had to make quite a spending decision this week. It wasn't a frivolous purchase - not the $5,000 carbon-f...
Feb 14, 2011
This final note today, from the Marketplace Desk of I haven't gotten my wife anything for Valentine's Day -- and I'm not gonna either, just on...
Feb 9, 2011
What's it like for a family to live on $100 a month? Silicon Valley blogger takes some lessons from David Hochman and his family....
Jan 28, 2011
Americans soon could be crying 'Where's the beef?' -- until the cows come home. Cattle herd may be the next casualty of the struggling U.S. econ...
Jan 10, 2011
We talked to Eduardo Porter today, author of "The Price of Everything." He says, price is always measured against something else -- an option...
Dec 8, 2010
This final note today: Some solace the next time you get stuck behind somebody paying by check in the grocery store. Yes, Mom, I'm talking to you....