Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Spending’

Confidence Index Rose Further in May

Consumer confidence is on an upward trend, and this a good thing for a consumer-driven economy like ours.

The Conference Board reports that its Consumer Confidence Index increased in May, following a modest decline in April (after a downward revision).

The Index now stands at 128.0 (1985=100…

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Americans Spend $324,000 on Impulse Buys in Their Lifetime, Slickdeals Finds

A survey of 2,000 Americans about impulse spending, and found that respondents spend an average of $450 every month and that adds up to $5,400 annually, or $324,000 over the course of their lifetime, deal sharing platform Slickdeals reports.

According to the respondents, one in five purchases…

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Retailers Are Making It Hard to Cut Spending in the New Year

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to spend less money on consumer “things” in 2018? Are you still paying off credit card debt run up during the holidays? Prepare to be tempted.

According to “savings destination” RetailMeNot, there are quite a few deals to be had this month…

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Consumer Confidence Dips, But Remains in Record Territory

One of the truest measures of economic health in the U.S. is consumer confidence. A key reading of confidence dropped a bit in December.

That measure — The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index –decline in December, following a modest improvement in November.

The Index now stands at 122.1 (1985…

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Consumer Confidence at the Highest Level Since December 2000

Consumers felt better about the economy – and their place in it – last month than they felt the month before. Much better. In fact, a key measure of consumer confidence reached its highest level since December 2000.

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in February, improved sharply in…

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Consumer Confidence Runs High

U.S. consumer confidence increased during the last month of 2016, according to new data from The Conference Board.

The Board’s Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 113.7 (1985=100), up from 109.4 in November.

This follows an increase during November.

Consumers were especially positive in their…

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Stingy Does It: Americans Cut Back on Spending

Hard times and sluggish income growth have taught Americans the value of frugality, a new study from Bankrate would seem to indicate.

In a recent survey, the company discovered that more than three in five Americans are limiting their spending each month, citing stagnant incomes and the need to save…

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Americans Are Still Not Splurging

As the economy improved dramatically in the second half of 2014, retailers across the country were hoping that Americans would finally open their wallets wide and spend like crazy during the holiday season. While Americans did increase their spending, it was only by a modest amount.

According to a new…

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Americans Are in a Spending Mood

Consumer Reports surveyed America recently, and found a nation that’s ready to put the bad times behind, and open its wallets again.

The venerable consumer testing firm’s Consumer Reports National Research Center surveyed 1,006 adult Americans in an effort to gauge the consumer spending moods of the…

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