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February 14, 2018

Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day Spending May Reach $20 Billion

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55% of the population celebrates this year.  This is an increase from last […]
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 […]
November 10, 2017

Millennials are saving more for retirement

In the race to save for retirement, one group is doing surprisingly well: millennial parents.  That’s according to a new NerdWallet survey, which found that 38% of millennial parents […]
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 […]
May 19, 2017

American Households Spend 53% of Its Income On These Expenses

If there’s one fairly steady theme over the past couple of decades, it’s that consumers are saving less of their income and their household budgets are […]
April 28, 2017

Subprime Student Loans Resemble Pre-Crisis Mortgage Loans

Millions of U.S. parents have taken out loans from the government to help their children pay for college … now a crushing bill is coming due.  […]
April 14, 2017

Average Retirement Savings is Inadequate

Most American families, even those close to retirement, have little or no retirement savings.  Not surprisingly, younger families have less stashed away. According to a report from the Economic Policy […]
February 14, 2017

Cautious Cupid: Consumers More Frugal this Valentine’s Day

After a decade-long increase, Valentine’s Day spending is expected to decline this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) […]
November 21, 2016

Budgeting for a Stress-Free Holiday

As the holiday season approaches, life can get downright crazy. Shopping, parties, school programs, buying groceries. With everything on your mind and on your calendar, it’s […]