With Memorial Day just weeks away and tax refunds in hand, everyone is looking for ways they can have fun and save at the same time. Check out our infographic which looks at the cost of fun and how you can find ways to keep more money in your pocket.
While many industries have been impacted by the economy, toys remain a major part of spending this Christmas and it’s not only Santa checking his list. Kids all over the U.S. have made their list of most wanted toys for Christmas. Surprisingly some of the toys topping the lists this Christmas have gone retro like the Furby, Barbie, and Legos. Check out the last 10 years of toy sales and kids most wanted items in our interactive. Full story
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales hitting all time records this holiday season, holiday spending is in full swing among both men and women. Interestingly enough, both sexes plan to create a holiday budget, however the gifts they plan to spend money on and their shopping strategies differ. Check out our infographic which shows the holiday spending habits of men versus women. Full story
With holiday season fast approaching, it is common to ramp up spending. While many people enjoy the holidays, it can also be stressful, since holiday spending can put increased strain on your finances. Before things really get underway with your holiday spending, consider some of the impacts that this time of year might have on your pocketbook. Here are 5 finance tips to help you save this season. Full story
Now that the presidential election is over and Black Friday is coming soon, people plan to hit the stores(or the internet in many cases) to do some holiday shopping. Before you get in a spending frenzy, take a look at our infographic to see how people spent in the past and plan to save this holiday season. Full story
Halloween has become the topic of conversation with 170 million people planning to celebrate it this year. Although money is tight, there is no need to stress when your little one starts to ask you what they’re going to be weeks before Halloween. 18% of U.S. consumers said they are going to cut cost and make their own costumes. Check out our infographic to find out how Americans are saving money by making their own costumes. Full story
Independence day is here! The day we remember those who fought for our independence in the past and honor our heroic military troops of the present. It’s also a day we celebrate with our families and friends by doing everything from firing up the grill to attending explosive firework shows.Our infographic shows you everything from how much Americans spend on Independence Day to how many millions of dollars in damage their personal firework celebrations are causing. Full story
Father’s Day is right around the corner and although Mother’s Day wins in the battle of the splurge (sorry dad), Father’s Day spending is closing the gap. In addition, in the battle of the techie, dads reign supreme over moms when it comes to receiving the hottest new electronic gadgets as Father’s Day gifts. Check out our infographic that compares Father’s Day vs. Mother’s Day spending, shows why dad is more tech-savvy, and how much more we are spending on electronic gadgets dads love. Full story
The holiday season is upon us and consumers still plan to spend money on gifts despite their tight budgets. Find out who and what they’re spending on here.
As tax season is coming up, many people are anticipating receiving a tax refund. Last year, the average tax refund was $3,036. Many folks might not be thinking about it quite yet, but with the busy holidays fast-approaching, before you know it, you’ll be wondering what the best way to use that chunk of change is. Full story