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 […]
November 3, 2014

November 1: The New Black Friday?

A number of Americans are not pleased with the growing number of retailers who plan to roll out Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Thursday. Part of […]
May 1, 2014

What to Buy in May

As the warm weather moves in and schools let out for summer, May is the month to buy household goods and entertaining essentials. It’s the perfect […]
April 22, 2014

Will ‘Easter Shift’ Leave Retailers With Egg on Face?

Have you heard about the “Easter shift?” It refers to the timing of the Easter holiday, which can make stock picking in the consumer sector trickier […]
November 25, 2013

Black Friday 2013: More Shoppers Will Spend – But Not Without Deals

This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red. Despite signs that the economy is improving, big store chains don’t expect […]