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Main Street Shopping and the Internet Sep. 06, 2016

Froma Harrop

Wal-Mart is seeing the future, and the future isn't more shoppers driving through stop-and-go traffi... Read More

How to Trap Wasps and Other Great Reader Tips Jul. 25, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Are you aware that your health insurance provider might cover the cost of your gym membership? Or th... Read More

Smart, Savvy Readers Send Kind Responses Jul. 06, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

My favorite thing about being the humble EC columnist is getting feedback from my readers. Your lett... Read More

Roommate Doesn't Want to Split Costs Jul. 02, 2016

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My girlfriend and I have another roommate in a two-bedroom place. I usually go to Costco... Read More

How Can We Get a Good Hot Cup of Coffee? Jun. 22, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

So, you like coffee — a lot. Me, too. I like it so much that I'm a home roaster and an importe... Read More

Teens are Good Customers May. 10, 2016

'Tween 12 & 20

TEENS: The days when teens are treated like third-class customers are coming to an end. No longer ar... Read More

Spending HOW Much on Groceries? Feb. 25, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Is your monthly grocery spending eating up a large portion of your income? You're not alone. Data fr... Read More

Ready, Get Set, Sale! Jan. 26, 2016

In Fashion

Chances are you're not quite ready yet to shop for spring clothes! You're probably still snuggled up... Read More

A Traditional Christmas Dec. 25, 2015

Linda Chavez

For the first time since I left Washington, D.C., for Colorado four years ago, I am spending Christm... Read More

Shopping Doesn't Have to Be a Drag Dec. 01, 2015

Froma Harrop

First there was "Black Friday." Then there was "Cyber Monday." The holiday shopping markers plod thr... Read More

Cut Off and Hopeless Nov. 19, 2015

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My son, "Robert," is 50 years old. He has no contact with his older sister or me. When ... Read More

Fighting Robots With Robots Apr. 21, 2015

Froma Harrop

So machines are now able to assess a human's mood. "Emotion detection software" has put robots one s... Read More

The Joneses Win: The Why of Weak Consumer Spending Feb. 17, 2015

Froma Harrop

A new report on consumer spending shows that consumers are not spending. Economists thought that the... Read More

Are Americans Turning Post-Materialistic? Dec. 04, 2014

Froma Harrop

In 1916, Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia sponsored a children's parade with heralds, a ... Read More

Shop-Free Holidays Nov. 29, 2014

Katiedid Langrock

I did not shop on Thanksgiving. I did not shop on Black Friday. In fact, I took all of November off.... Read More

Wizard of Id

Jun. 06, 2014

The Meaning of Lila

May. 30, 2014

The Meaning of Lila

May. 27, 2014

The Meaning of Lila

May. 26, 2014

Archie

May. 11, 2014