March 16, 2018

Consumers to See More Green This St. Patrick’s Day

Make sure to don green to ensure the “luck o’ the Irish” come March 17.  St. Patrick’s Days ranks among the year’s most popular eating drinking […]
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 […]
February 1, 2018

Consumer Spending Rises but Savings Plummet

U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in December as demand for goods and services increased, but the increase came at the expense of savings, which dropped to […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 31, 2017

Halloween Scares Up Record Sales

This may not be good news for your waistline, but your sweet tooth might appreciate it: Halloween candy sales are crackerjack this year.  Halloween candy sales […]
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 […]
August 10, 2017

Consumer Borrowing Slows in June

Consumer borrowing slowed a bit in June from the torrid growth in the prior month, but continued at a solid pace, according to government data released […]
June 16, 2017

The Cost of Attending a Wedding in 2017

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