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October 31, 2019

Halloween Spending to Reach $8.8 Billion

Consumer retail spending around Halloween is expected to be high but fall slightly short of last year’s total, according to the latest survey from the National […]
October 8, 2019

Consumer Credit Climbs Higher Than Expected

U.S. consumer credit increased more than forecast in August as school loans and other non-revolving debt rose by the most in three years. Total credit climbed […]
July 9, 2019

By the Numbers: Independence Day 2019

Another holiday… another budget buster!  Patriotism ran high this July 4th, as most Americans celebrated the 243rd anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Independence […]
April 12, 2019

74% of Millennials Make Financial Sacrifices for Housing

Despite slowing home price growth, 74% of millennials make financial concessions to afford housing.  By comparison, only 40% of older generations make these sacrifices, according to CoreLogic. Overvalue […]
October 31, 2018

By the Numbers: Halloween 2018

Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual […]
October 5, 2018

How People Utilize Their Home Equity

The amount of tappable equity available to omeowners recently smashed records by surpassing $6 trillion. Recent data shows many Americans are holding back on accessing what […]
August 30, 2018

Back-To-School Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year.  The National Retail Federation also […]
August 3, 2018

What to Buy in August

August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids can find big discounts this month on items such as electronics and office supplies. […]
July 4, 2018

Fourth of July: By the Numbers

Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion on food for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics tomorrow, according to the annual survey released by the National […]