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Consumed

Middle-class parents weigh the costs of getting their kids ahead

by Scott Tong Jun 14, 2013
Is spending to give your kids a leg-up worth it? How much would you be willing to sacrifice?
Consumed

Economic value check: How much is enough?

by Adriene Hill and David Weinberg Jun 14, 2013
Can we afford the consumer economy? Yes, but there are costs. And not all of them have dollar signs attached. Let's talk about values.
Consumed

By the Numbers: Consumed Day 5

by Mary Dooe Jun 14, 2013
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Consumed

Millennials face uncertain future with part-time work

by Sarah Gardner Jun 14, 2013
Many of America's 8 million underemployed are young -- of the Millennial generation -- and they are just getting by by working several part-time gigs at a time.
Consumed

How putting a price on something can change everything

by David Weinberg Jun 14, 2013
Why do Major League Baseball games take so long to play these days? Because the Oakland A's found that the best way to produce runs is to draw a lot of walks. So baseball became a game of hitters waiting…
Consumed

Infographic: The consumer economy at a glance

by Mary Dooe Jun 14, 2013
Before we answer the question of whether we can afford the consumer economy, we have to know how much we're spending.
According to the current Consumer Price Index, the inflation rate is zero percent. But for many people, their cost of living doesn't reflect the data's averages.
401(K) 2012 / Creative Commons
Consumed

Father of modern 401(k) says it fails many Americans

by Scott Tong Jun 13, 2013
Ted Benna was a pension consultant who noticed a new tax code provision, K, added to Section 401. He never intended the retirement plan that resulted to replace pensions or become so complicated.

Invest in Marketplace today

Ask not what Marketplace can do for you, but what you can do for Marketplace.

Consumed

What do you 'need' today that you didn't have five years ago?

by Mary Dooe Jun 13, 2013
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We're surrounded everywhere by products to buy, services to pour money into, and dreams of a better life through consuming.
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Consumed

By the Numbers: Consumed Day 4

by Mary Dooe Jun 13, 2013
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Report: To save for retirement, never stop working (no, this isn't an Onion headline)

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 13, 2013
Can we really save for retirement in this consumer economy? There's plenty of advice. Try to follow it.