Consumers to be More Frugal This Holiday Season

Nearly one-third (32%) of consumers are planning on spending less on holiday celebrations in 2015 than they did a year ago, according to an IRI MarketPulse survey. Last year, consumers spent nearly $13 billion in the four-week period after Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

Consumers Optimistic about Finances, Thirsty for Knowledge

A new survey from Wells Fargo shows consumers are optimistic about their personal finances. 82% of respondents say their finances are currently stable and strong, and an even higher 90% expect to see steadiness or an improvement in their personal … Continue reading

Consumers Feel Better about Personal Finances

According to a new survey, consumers in the United States are finally starting to feel better about their personal finances. Absolute Strategy Research has been studying perspectives on job security, future economic prospects and financial success since mid-2009. In June … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update–May 2, 2014

After Data Breach, Target Plans to Issue More Secure Chip-and-PIN Cards Still pushing to right itself after an enormous data breach by cybercriminals, Target announced that it would switch its debit and credit cards over to a more secure technology … Continue reading

30% of Americans Have More Credit Card Debt Than Savings

A new survey indicates that nearly 30% of Americans have more credit card debt than savings. Only 51% of those surveyed said they had enough money in their emergency funds to pay off all of their current credit card debt. The … Continue reading

Consumer Confidence Falls Again in December

The fiscal cliff appears to be dragging down consumer confidence. The Consumer Confidence Index, a monthly survey by The Conference Board, dropped to 65.1 in December, down from 71.5 in November. The December numbers represent a four-month low in consumer confidence. Consumers are less … Continue reading