December 25, 2017

Warmest holiday wishes

December 24, 2017

A Jolly Holiday: Spending Up 3.6% This Season

Consumers are getting into the holiday spirit with plans to spend more this year than any previous year, according to an annual report by the National […]
December 23, 2017

Retailers Have Strongest Holiday Sales in 7 Years

With just two shopping days until Christmas, upbeat US consumers are spending their way to the best retail holiday shopping season in 7 years.  But shoppers will […]
December 22, 2017

2017 Holiday Tipping Guide: How Much, and to Whom

Between shopping for gifts, wrapping, baking, booking travel, and buying enough groceries to feed all your houseguests, it’s easy to forget about one other holiday-related cost: […]
December 21, 2017

Consumer Optimism Down Before the Holidays

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic headed into the holidays, however optimism still remains at historical highs, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
December 20, 2017

Almost 50% of Renters Pay Too Much

Nearly half of all renter households – almost 21 million – were considered cost-burdened in 2016, according to a new report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. […]
December 18, 2017

Homeowner equity rises by $871B

Homeowners with mortgages, or 63% of the total, have collectively seen their equity increase 11.8% from the third quarter of 2016 to 3Q17, representing a gain of $871 billion year-over-year, according to […]
December 15, 2017

The True Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas in 2017

Purchasing the gifts included in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” will only cost 0.6% more than in 2016, according to the 34th annual holiday […]