Smart Phones and Budget Changes (Page One Economics, Focus on Finance)
Spending patterns change over time because of changes in income, education, the structure of our families, and technology. The April 2018 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance addresses how phone technology has changed our lives and our budgets.
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