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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 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 […]
October 31, 2017

Halloween Scares Up Record Sales

This may not be good news for your waistline, but your sweet tooth might appreciate it: Halloween candy sales are crackerjack this year.  Halloween candy sales […]
October 27, 2017

Best States for Halloween Candy

A recent analysis of Halloween candy purchases found that Oregon tops the list of best states to go trick-or-treating in based on how much money residents spend on […]
September 1, 2017

Millennial Homebuyers Worry About Affordability

According to a recent survey conducted by loanDepot, 52% of Millennials (born between 1981 and 1997), cite no longer wanting to pay rent and being ready to […]