Where Shrinkflation is Spreading

Obscuring the impact of inflation on products that range from cat food to coffee, shrinkflation has spread.

How the Cost of Children Has Changed

Knowing that tomorrow is National Tooth Fairy Day, the Tooth Fairy could be smiling…but not for long. Like most childcare costs, the Tooth Fairy’s expenses have been rising recently. Cost of Children Tooth Fairy If the Tooth Fairy visited your…

Where To Stash Your Cash

Displayed by Argentina’s inflation, when a local currency plunges in value, the demand for U.S. hundred dollar bills skyrockets.

Have We Climbed to Peak Inflation?

Seeing some prices start to slip downward, we can look for clues that indicate we are close to peak inflation.

Good and Bad Economic News

Although inflation is the media focus, still, looking at other criteria, we see a potentially optimistic economic outlook.

How to Hide a Price Increase

Expecting consumers to resist 8.3 percent inflation, some retailers have figured out hidden price increases that are tough to see.

Student Loan Debate Dilemmas

Misleading when we just look at $50,000 or $10,000, the student loan debate takes us to a long and complicated cost and benefit list.

A Tale of Two T’s: AriZona and the Model T

When we see that AriZona tea has stayed at the same price for 30 years, we can ask if its cost cutting is like the Model T.

How Your Generation Spends Its Money

Looking at generational spending, we can see our age-related expenses and also how inflation will affect the different groups.

The Real Reason We Love Girl Scout Cookies

When we look at this year’s Girl Scout cookie economics, what we see is also happening far beyond the world of cookies.