By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
Raising kids costs a lot of money, so when they finally strike out on their own it stands to reason that parents would have more money to spend, save or invest.
By Adam Allington, Associated Press
If taught young, self-control skills can have strong protective effects, even helping those whose vulnerabilities might make them more likely to fall behind economically. That's according to Walter Mischel, author of "The Marshmallow Test," in part four of his conversation…
By Walter Mischel
'Tis the Season, But Should We Save or Spend? A Holiday Money Conundrum…
Groupon Stock Soars, but Does It Have Lasting Value?…
By Paul Solman
Explore a compendium of facts on Americans' shortfalls in retirement savings, presented in graphic form. As should always be your habit with poll data, don't try to take the actual numbers to the bank. But as rough approximations,…
Paul Solman heads to Sesame Street to see how they're teaching children how to save.
As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, business correspondent Paul Solman reports on how "Sesame Street" friends Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster are teaching children smart ways to save and spend money -- and how…
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and site visitors on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Monday's query: Name: Michael Cassady Question: Paul, If the U.S. consumer market is the…
By Elizabeth Shell
Name: Michael Cassady Question: Paul, If the U.S. consumer market is the economic driver of the U.S. economy, and that of China too, with middle-class incomes stagnant, and consumer debt more controlled following the housing market bubble, how many jobs…
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