Identity Theft is Top Complaint of Consumers in 2013

Each year, the Federal Trade Commission collects data on consumer complaints and analyzes said data in order to improve consumer experiences in the United States. And for the 14th consecutive year, identity theft tops the charts as the most reported…

Wendy Davis Says Official Should Resign for Lending Views

On Monday, State Sen. Wendy Davis suggested to Gov. Rick Perry¬†the resignation of William J. White, chairman of the Texas Finance Commission. White was appointed by Gov. Perry in 2011 to chair the Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner, an…

Black Friday 2013: The Shopping Frenzy Continues After Thanksgiving Day

The spending spree continues after some of the top retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day to pre-Black Friday shoppers. Over a dozen major retailers opened their doors on Thursday to kick off some of the Black Friday deals crazed…

Apps Can Help You Positively Connect With Customers

People love their apps. Studies show that 70% of mobile users have over ten apps. Some peole have over 50. How can this benefit you as a business person? If you represent a company, over half of your customers are…

Windows 8 Preview Released, Twitter Reacts

Today Microsoft released a Consumer Preview of its new Windows 8 operating system at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, to much interest – the preview has already been downloaded over 3 million times, according to USA Today. Steven Sinofsky,…

Mobile Devices Influencing Consumer Purchases

According to the Google Mobile Ads Blog, in a 2011 study conducted in tandem with Ipsos, consumers are using mobile devices more and more, to help command the points of purchase while shopping online or in-store. During the holiday shopping…

Top Public Figures That Influence Purchases

Top 10 People Who Influence What Americans Buy

As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers are changing the way they shop, becoming more budget-conscious, eco-aware and cause-oriented, while paying greater attention to what, why and from who they are buying. Arnold Worldwide has named the top ten public figures, across entertainment, business and politics, who are helping to promote the era of “mindful spending.”

Fifty Percent Of The US Population Have A Social Media Profile(s)

A new study released today shows that consumer use of social networking web sites is not a youth phenomenon. Apparently now at least half of those living in the United States have social media profiles. While nearly eight in ten teens (78 percent) and 18 to 24s (77 percent) have personal profile pages, almost two-thirds of 25 to 34s (65 percent) and half of 35 to 44s (51 percent) also now have personal profile pages.