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February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day Spending Sets New Record

It seems like the love for Valentine’s Day is growing every year.  National Retail Federations’ Annual 2020 Valentine’s Day Spending Survey, conducted by Proper Insights & […]
December 20, 2019

Customers Plan to Spend Less This Holiday Season

If you’re expecting a holiday gift from your co-worker this year, or from guests at your holiday party, don’t hold your breath.  The second annual Holiday […]
November 19, 2019

Consumer Spending Slows, Economy Losing Momentum

U.S. consumers are doing fine, but they don’t look like the force they were earlier in the year.  Retail sales rose 0.3% in October from a […]
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 […]