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May 19, 2020

Credit Card Spending Down 40%

Spending on JPMorgan Chase & Co. credit cards plunged 40% for the average U.S. family at the start of the coronavirus slowdown, an “enormous” drop that […]
January 7, 2020

Auto Lenders and Borrowers to Weather Headwinds in 2020

Analysts are anticipating U.S. consumers to have another year of positive credit activity, marking one of the longest periods of sustained consumer credit health in recent […]
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. […]
April 13, 2018

What to Buy in April

It’s officially spring, and retailers are preparing for warm weather and hotter sales. In April consumers will find deals on everything from travel to jewelry, as […]
December 15, 2017

The True Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas in 2017

Purchasing the gifts included in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” will only cost 0.6% more than in 2016, according to the 34th annual holiday […]
June 13, 2017

New Home Sales Less Than Half of Historical Norms

The current level makes up 88.3% of the 50-year average, according to a report from Trulia. However, new home sales are unable to keep up with 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 […]
October 31, 2016

A Treat for Economy: Higher Halloween Sales

Halloween spending is expected to top $8.4 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the most since tracking began 11 years ago.  Its […]
July 22, 2016

4 Tips to Beat Elderly Financial Fraud

It’s not hard to sniff out how swindlers prey upon the elderly. They know they respond to mail, phone and front-door solicitations. Older people like to […]