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It's hard to keep costs down at the supermarket, thanks to store design and our emotions

Jul 19, 2022
Grocery stores play on our sense of nostalgia with older music, and strategically placed items may trigger impulse buys, experts say.
Ever notice the nostalgic music playing in grocery stores? That's often intentional — putting customers in a good mood, which might encourage them to buy more.
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Evacuees without cars face a storm of expenses

Sep 12, 2018
More than 400,000 people without cars are in the path of Hurricane Florence, many of them low-income.
Mike Pollack and his wife, Meredith, move a dock box from their dock in Wilmington, North Carolina, Sept. 13 as Hurricane Florence approaches the area.
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The government could run out of money in late October

Sep 11, 2015
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns Congress about failure to raise the debt limit.

The companies most popular on expense reports: Delta, Marriott, Starbucks

Apr 23, 2013
Which companies show up the most on business expense reports?

Unforeseen retirement expenses

May 7, 2012
When estimating expenses in retirement, it's good to think about family and friends, as well as the mortgage, utilities, food, clothes, and other financial-planning staples.