China's big savers weather pandemic uncertainty

Jun 16, 2020
The communist government is not handing out cash to struggling workers. Many have to depend on themselves.
Zhang Lei manages an entertainment center in Shanghai, and for four months, he was not sure whether he would still have a job or not.
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When being cheap isn't worth it

Apr 4, 2014
We all try to save a few bucks, but sometimes it's worth spending the extra money.

Piggy for a young saver

Mar 16, 2012
Ten-year-old Richard Chapel mowed lawns for a whole summer for a new basketball hoop.
A piggy for Richard Chapel from Granger, Indiana.
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Increase your gas mileage: A guide to 'hypermiling'

Sep 13, 2011
On today's show, I gave Kai a lesson on hypermiling, a method of driving that can increase your car's gas mileage and in turn save you from spend...