Recent experimental results suggest that distortions in the perception of wealth are linked to fast, inattentive thinking.
Figuring out how much to spend on gifts can be stressful.
Halloween is yet another holiday that has become a mere ritual of America's very conspicuous consumption.
Single parents and unmarried parents who live together spend less on their children than married parents.
Investments only makes sense if there are markets for the things those investments will produce. It isn't clear that there are.
The collapse of an obscure corner of the financial market a decade ago foreshadowed the Great Recession. The stock-market swoon in February should offer a similar warning.
Business leaders some sectors are feeling less positive about the year ahead because consumers are spending less, according to our analysis of the outlook of leaders of Australia’s ASX 200 companies.
The 2013 shutdown offers some clues as to what the impact will be now after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree to a short-term spending deal.
It might seem ridiculously early, but you may wish to heed the benefits of starting your Christmas shopping early.
New research shows uncertainty isn't the cause of slow economic growth. But that could change if the government isn't clearer about policies.
Economists have been tracking how consumers feel for decades now. But what does it all mean?
While some pundits claim the much-hyped shopping day that follows our Thanksgiving feasts has lost its relevance, the reality is a lot more complicated, as four important facts show.
John Lewis' Christmas ad is highly anticipated and guaranteed to get Britain spending.
Perhaps the world's most famous index dropped 1,000 points in a matter of minutes Monday as part of an ongoing global stocks sell-off. What does that mean for you and me?