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 […]
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 […]
June 16, 2017

The Cost of Attending a Wedding in 2017

Wedding season is upon us.  According to, the average cost of a wedding in 2016 rose to an all-time high of $35,329.  But modern weddings […]
December 11, 2015

Cost of 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Holds Steady in '15

If you’ve ever wondered the going rate of the combined price of the gifts “my true love gave to me” in “The 12 Days of Christmas,” wonder no […]
December 4, 2015

Give Yourself the Gift of a Debt-Free Holiday

he holidays can be magical – there’s no other time of the year quite like it.  The decorations, the lights, shopping for your favorite people, spending […]
December 15, 2010

Exchange Less, Give More This Holiday Season

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the season of shopping is in full swing. Thousands of gift cards have already been purchased for holiday […]