Spending too much can put you in financial distress. Spending too little may make you look cheap.
By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation
Black Friday kicks off peak shopping season for Amazon. This year, the company is offering its Prime members even faster service: instead of two-day shipping, some packages will arrive at customers’ doors in only one. But many Amazon staffers say…
By Will Evans, Reveal
The National Retail Federation predicts Americans will spend on average $1,047.83 this holiday season, 4 percent higher than last year.
By Gretchen Frazee
Many people held the looming threat of credit card debt in the same regard as irritating family members.
By Laura Santhanam
By Tanja Hester
When you focus on what you value most about the holidays, it’s far easier to moderate your spending, writes Tanja Hester who subscribes to a frugal lifestyle.
In our news wrap Friday, Americans swarmed stores and scoured websites for the best Black Friday deals. The retail data firm ShopperTrak estimates today’s sales will hit $23 billion, up more than $2 billion from last year. Violence emerged amidst…
By Gretchen Frazee
Retailers placed their holiday orders with overseas manufacturers months ago, allowing them to avoid some of the tariffs that were placed on China in September.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), a consumer watchdog group, just released their annual Trouble in Toyland report.
By PBS NewsHour
Ever since oil prices started falling, experts have predicted that consumers would use the extra money saved to spend more on holiday gifts. Did that happen? Sara Germano of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Albany with the…
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