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Class Discussion and Assignment: A Look at Discretionary Spending in the United States

Teaching Tip:  Mint.com has a great exercise called, “How Little Things Add Up,” that students can either do in class (if they have access to the internet) or before class.  It will give them an estimate of how much they … Continue reading

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Class Discussion & Video: Why do we buy so much?

American Public Media’s Market Place recently aired a program titled “The Truth About What We Buy” that dealt with happiness and buying “stuff.”  Much of this story focused on a new book by James Roberts, a professor of marketing at … Continue reading

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