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The cost of economic lurking

Oct 6, 2022
As we wait for a recession to happen or inflation to come down, we're postponing big decisions. The economy feels it.
As prices fluctuate, it can be agonizing to wait and see what the economy will do next. The waiting can affect spending.
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How people shop after getting vaccinated

Apr 1, 2021
There’s this thing we’ve heard from people who just got their shots: They immediately started spending money.
Freshly vaccinated shoppers are ready to make up for lost time.
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How We Shop: Losing a job

Mar 25, 2021
Here's how one family had to rethink the way they spend money after a layoff.
Cecilia Linton used to make enough money that when her kids wanted something, she could say yes, easily. Getting laid off at the beginning of the pandemic has changed her whole family's relationship with money.
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Teens haven't spent so little since 2011 — survey

Oct 8, 2019
Phones, food and clothes continue to be in; handbags are right out.
A group of teens look at a photograph they took on a smartphone in Times Square in New York City in 2017.
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Financial Feud: Gifts vs. Retirement savings

Jun 27, 2013
Have you ever received a gift from someone but wished the person had just saved their money instead? Our experts help Cristeta resolve the financial feud she's been having with her mother. See what they say and weigh in.

Financial Feud: Spending windfall vs. Investing it

Glen and his bride-to-be once fought over what to do with a $10,000 insurance windfall. He wanted to blow the money on a $10,000 bike, she wanted to invest it. Whose side are you on?