holiday spending

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 […]
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) […]
December 13, 2016

The Cost of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ in 2016

Have you ever wondered how much each of those gifts mentioned in tune would cost your true love?  PNC released its annual Christmas Price Index and […]
December 9, 2016

Mindful Money: Keep Your Holiday Spending in Check

The overflowing expectations around the holidays can entice us to spend more than we can afford. Not only do we have bills to face once the […]
November 25, 2016

2016 Black Friday & Holiday Spending Predictions

The holidays (and holiday shopping) are officially here!  Today is Black Friday and Cyber Monday is just three days away.  Thus begins the month-long sprint to […]
March 17, 2016

Will the Luck of the Irish Bring the Green in ’16?

Like all festive occasions, St. Patrick’s Day invites us to spend the green and get into the act of celebration. What does that add up to, […]
January 5, 2016

Holiday Retail Sales Get Boost From Online Shopping, Gas Prices

After years of recessionary belt tightening, consumers spent 7.9% more than last year during the dash between Black Friday and Christmas Eve and ponied up for […]
December 23, 2015

Consumers Buying Less Expensive Gifts This Year

Cheap is the new chic for holiday gifts.  More holiday shoppers are expected to change their attitude about gift giving this holiday season – in the […]
December 22, 2015

Retailers Dreaming of a Late Christmas

Retailers this week are wishing for a late Christmas – as in a holiday where everyone waits until the last minute to shop. Stores around the […]