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U.S. GDP Increases 3.2% in 4th Quarter U.S. GDP Increases 3.2% in 4th Quarter
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Ever since the government shutdown occurred in October last year, economists and consumers alike have been worried about the future state of the United States economy. Thanks to the latest reports from the Commerce Department, however, those fears should be …

Consumer Confidence Rising Going Into the New Year Consumer Confidence Rising Going Into the New Year

The world economy has been slow to stabilize following the recession that began five years ago. In the U.S., high unemployment and low consumer confidence have led to a stagnating economic situation that is slowly crawling back. One of the …

Spending Rose Slightly in October, Shows Survey Spending Rose Slightly in October, Shows Survey

As the U.S. economy continues to slowly improve, Americans are starting to become more confident in their spending. According to the Gallup organization, average daily spending by Americans during the back-to-school month of August rose to $95 this year – …

Consumers Ready to Spend Money on Tech This Holiday Season Consumers Ready to Spend Money on Tech This Holiday Season

Though it was one of the few industries to maintain growth during the recession that began five years ago, the tech sector was not immune to the effects of reduced consumer spending. The U.S. economy is now beginning to slowly …

Consumer Tech Spending Could Be Slowing Consumer Tech Spending Could Be Slowing

This weekend Apple once again set records, selling over 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones. With consumers willing to spend money every year on a smartphone upgrade (and mobile providers now encouraging them to do so), it would seem …

Personal Finance Essentials [Infographic] Personal Finance Essentials [Infographic]
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While I believe truly healthy financial functioning is a myth for most people in this economy, there are certain things we can do to make our lives easier. While unplanned expenses like car repairs, medical bills, and other emergency costs …

Who’s Buying and How? Who’s Buying and How?

Researchers have always explained women’s love of shopping as the hunter versus gatherer instinct. Men would bring home the kill and women would forage for grains and berries. Since these primitive times the world has changed and technology has been …