Alexa
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Driving Danielle

Dear Alexa, For a while now I’ve wanted to purchase an electric car but they have always been too expensive. With the new Tesla 3 coming out, Alexa, do you think I should buy it or stick to a regular …

The Gift Giver’s Dilemma

When gifts are worth less to the recipient than the giver, the economy experiences deadweight loss and an “orgy of value destruction.”…

Shopaholic Sarah

Dear Alexa, I find myself at the mall quite a bit and it’s beginning to do some serious damage on my credit card bill. Whenever I see those four big letters, S-A-L-E, I can’t hold myself back! Now I’m…

Summer Job Jealousy

Dear Alexa, I just signed my contract for a summer job as a lifeguard. I’ll be working 40 hours a week and making the big bucks! But, I just talked to my friend and learned that she has a job babysitt…

Free Stuff Frenzy

Dear Alexa, I was recently at my local grocery store and noticed free newspapers in a nearby bin. I was shocked at how full it was. Why doesn’t anyone run off with the entire pile? Sincerely, Curious …

Weight Loss Woes

Weight loss during the holidays is easier when you combine what you like to do with what you should do through temptation bundling.…

Roommate Advice

Ask Alexa advice column uses the idea of tradeoffs and opportunity cost for solving a conflict about using Netflix or Cable.…

Dating Decisions

Hello Alexa, I am a single person who is looking to settle down. I typically date online because my career is very demanding. However, to my dismay, I have encountered great difficulty in finding a pe…

Toothpaste Tube Torment

Dear Alexa, This morning I did not hear my alarm and woke up late. Understandably, I was a little frazzled as I rushed to get ready for work. When it came time to brush my teeth, I struggled to get ou…

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