Should services be taxed like goods?

Aug 9, 2013
As states struggle to raise revenue, should services be subjected to a sales tax like goods?

June retail sales up, but not over

Jul 15, 2013
Retail sales ticked up 0.4 percent in June but came in below analyst expectations.

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

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

Inside the minds of mindful consumers

Jun 14, 2013
Mindful consumers put their money where their morals are, but it's not an easy task for those with limited financial resources as two of our listeners reveal.

For middle-class parents, raising children becomes a consumer arms race

Jun 10, 2013
Trying to give your children an advantage in growing up makes consuming a competition. When everyone has a tutor, a trainer or a special baseball bat, you can't help but keep up.

A Saturday shopping trip leads to some big questions

Jun 10, 2013
A Saturday shopping trip started out fairly innocently... and ended with some big questions about our consumer economy and whether it is sustainable long-term.

As gas prices rise, consumers take their foot off the pedal

Feb 22, 2013
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up to $3.78, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

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How packaging impacts what beverages we buy

Sep 24, 2012
A familiar scenario: You're thirsty. You walk into the store to buy something to drink. But you're not exactly sure what you want, and you're inundated with choices.

Do Americans accumulate too much stuff?

Jul 13, 2012
There are some recent findings out that Americans have, well, just too much stuff -- and that a huge number of garages in America can't even fit cars because they are so filled with junk.

Let's get physical. Oops, I mean financial!

Jun 25, 2012
Americans are more likely to rate themselves physically fit than financially healthy, a recent survey finds. Whip your finances back into shape with expert advice.