Tag: Consumer Spending/Budgeting

This is the electric car that costs the least over 5 years

2021 Nissan Leaf Predicted 5-Year Cost to Own: $37,680 Compared with segment average: -$5,906 The 2021 Nissan Leaf vies for popularity in a growing pool of ever-more-excellent electric cars with increasing ranges and affordable prices. That makes the Leaf’s fourth win of our 5-Year Cost to Own Award for Best Electric Vehicle all the more impressive. […]

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How to get Amazon Prime for free — or at a major discount — right now

MarketWatch has highlighted these products and services because we think readers will find them useful. We may earn a commission if you buy products through our links, but our recommendations are independent of any compensation that we may receive. Amazon just announced that Amazon Prime Day — a massive two-day sale on the site — […]

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What’s the secret to old age?

The last time I interviewed Ken Dychtwald, psychologist, gerontologist and founder and chief executive of Age Wave, a consulting and research company, he said: “When some people retire, they struggle with their identity, relationships and activity. Many feel unsettled, anxious or even bored, but eventually they realize that relationships, wellness and purpose really matter — […]

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‘I feel un-American. My appliances are 20 years old. I shop in thrift stores’: My wife wants a nicer place to live. What do I do?

Dear Quentin, During my 20s, I was broke. I bought my first house and lived alone, stretched to my limits. I had three maxed-out credit cards and lived paycheck to paycheck. Today, I’m in my 40s, married and in a much better financial situation. My 401(k) has done very well over the last 20 years. […]

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Opinion: Don’t expect an economic boom, because there’s little pent-up consumer demand

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Project Syndicate)—As the second vaccine shot went into my arm, I could almost taste the instant gratification of deferred desires. Having done without for nearly a year, it was time to indulge. While I was lucky enough—actually, old enough—to be included in the first wave of inoculations, the rest of America is […]

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