We've rounded up 21 fantastic holiday gifts for less than $100... Read More
We've rounded up 21 fantastic holiday gifts for less than $100... Read More
The holidays represent a celebration of faith and a fun time with family, yet they’re far from cheap. After buying for your kids, your relatives and holiday get-togethers galore, it’s easy to start the new year with an empty wallet. The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts the average consumer will spend $935.58 on holiday gifts this year.... Read More
Holiday shopping once marked that precious time between Thanksgiving and the December holidays. Santa sightings, piped-in Christmas carols and a mad rush at the mall all made buying those gifts almost a full contact sport. But this year, before the first frost, even before school started, Americans have been shopping. In fact, one in three began... Read More
Princesses be warned: Your reign of popularity among kids celebrating Halloween is over. 2016 is the year of the superhero, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey. The annual review of popular Halloween costumes, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, found that spending on costumes is expected to reach $3.1... Read More
Ah, September. That magical time of year when boots and open-toed shoes intermingle, mornings get crisper, people start lining up for those infernal pumpkin spice lattes and some retailers start hauling out their holiday cheer. It seems every year, some store somewhere feels the need to make the holiday shopping season just a tad bit longer. In fact, I wouldn’t... Read More
It’s never too late to start saving for the holidays. If you start your shopping early enough, you will be less stressed — and less likely to fall into debt. There are a few tricks and tips you might want to take advantage of to help you get the best bang for your buck. Here... Read More
More Americans plan to celebrate the 4th of July this year, but it seems they’ll be keeping their holiday spending in check. According to an annual survey from the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend an average of $71.34 per household on food for Independence Day barbecues and picnics. This is a mild increase from last year,... Read More
Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean it should be your single biggest day of spending. It’s easy to get caught up in the sales and the spectacle of the day, but now that the weekend is over, it’s important to assess the damage.... Read More
Cardholders are a loyal bunch, according to an analysis by TransUnion which found the average consumer plans to put nearly 80% of his or her holiday expenses on one piece of plastic. This despite the fact that spending ramps up in December and the average consumer carries five cards. Putting holiday purchases on one card has some advantages. tI can prompt issuers to send “more attractive credit... Read More
The majority of Americans who responded to a holiday shopping survey said the season is a strain on their finances, with 41% of shoppers saying they feel obligated to spend more than they can afford. The data comes from an Experian Consumer Services online survey of 1,035 adults living in the U.S., though it’s important... Read More
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