As Holidays Approach, Employment and Finances a Concern

The Consumer Reports Index for October shows that despite the upcoming boost from the holiday retail seasons the same problems are continuing to keep recovery down. This Index measures a number of milestones to create a summary of the overall health of consumer finances. The retail environment is preparing for a medium quality season, but […]

Consumers May be Losing Confidence as Christmas Nears

November’s holiday spending came out strong, but many consumers are losing their confidence with new reports showing that employment numbers remain low and other financial problems rise says Consumer Report’s December Index. Details from this report show that November spending was up over the previous month, as well as last year’s November. However, the report’s […]

Dollar General Joining in with Pre-Black Friday Deals

As if Dollar General didn’t already have really low prices, they’re joining in on the Pre-Black Friday specials. They aren’t only running specials on Thanksgiving and Black Friday but they’ve already started pre-deals on Sunday, November 21st.  Some of their pre-deals include a 12-cup coffee maker, toaster, hand mixer, or can opener for only $5.  […]

Holiday Sales Predicted to Rise by 2 Percent This Year

Despite the recent economic downturns, some slow growth in the country’s economy should stimulate a small increase in this year’s holiday sales according to retail group Deloitte. Continuing difficulties in the job and housing market will restrict the spending of consumers, but a 2 percent increase over last year may be seen between November and […]

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