Consumer Spending

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  2. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the ...
  3. Do Oil Prices Affect The Auto Industry?

    Based on an understanding of complementary and substitute goods, the American auto ...
  4. American Express Cards: Centurion Vs. Platinum

    If you're offered a coveted black card from AmEx, should you accept it?
  5. Business Model Analysis: Costco Vs. Sam's Club

    Costco and Sam’s Club have very similar business models, but which one is faring ...
  6. What’s Behind The Sluggish Economic Recovery

    While the economy is improving, the rate of improvement is much lower than economists ...
  1. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the ...
  2. American Express Cards: Centurion Vs. Platinum

    If you're offered a coveted black card from AmEx, should you accept it?
  3. Business Model Analysis: Costco Vs. Sam's Club

    Costco and Sam’s Club have very similar business models, but which one is faring ...
  4. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  5. Are the Busiest U.S. Retailers Good Investments?

    Do the country's top three retailers in terms of traffic present good investments? ...
  6. The Importance Of Millennial Consumers

    Millennials are the next Baby Boomers: a group of people so economically valuable ...
  1. Why do economists think it is important to track discretionary income?

    Learn about the importance of discretionary income to economists, particularly for economists who emphasize consumer spending ...
  2. What is the difference between disposable and discretionary income?

    See how disposable income and discretionary income are different, with an example to demonstrate why discretionary income ...
  3. In what manner will a recession likely affect the marginal-propensity-to-save rate ...

    Learn why recessions are often accompanied by an increase in the marginal propensity to save and whether this is a concerning ...
  4. Why is product differentiation important in today's financial climate?

    Learn the importance of product differentiation and how businesses today are utilizing it to set themselves apart from the ...
  1. Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

    If you'd like to save more money, first you'll need to conquer the first step: coming ...
  2. 5 Overpriced Dishes In America

    These are some of the fanciest and most expensive restaurant dishes available in ...
  3. 5 Most Expensive Ebay Auctions

    Check out the most expensive items listed on eBay - items that are sure to bring ...
  4. 5 Products Canadians Pay Way More For

    Here are certain categories of goods and services that are usually cheaper in the ...
  5. 5 Ways To Control Emotional Spending

    Follow these five simple steps to keep your spending under control.
  6. 9 Ways To Trim The Fat From Your Spending

    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that ...
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