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Consumers are finding ways to justify spending, even if it busts their budget

Sep 5, 2023
The rebound from pandemic deprivation continues, says Adriana Samper of Arizona State, and the reasoning can get pretty creative.
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Why comparing government and household spending doesn't quite work

Feb 16, 2023
It's like comparing apples and oranges, professor Golnaz Motie says, because the government has many more tools and huge immediate obligations.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has compared the federal debt ceiling to a household's credit limit.
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Fed: U.S. household net worth drops to lowest level since financial crisis

Mar 8, 2019
The Federal Reserve reports the net worth of U.S. households dropped 3.4 percent in the fourth quarter of last year and is now at the lowest level since the financial crisis. A look at what that drop could mean for economic optimism.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
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