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Shop in Shops or On-line

My mother’s old TV broke down yesterday. She is in a nursing home and spends a lot of her time watching TV. Immediate replacement today was required. 541 more words

Corporate Behaviour

According to new research by retail and shopper marketing agency, Savvy, Halloween retail spending is predicted to fall 13% this year to £249m.

Commenting on the research, Alastair Lockhart, insight director at Savvy said: “After two years of Halloween falling on a weekend, this year the event lands on a Monday. 176 more words


4 Reasons You Always Break Your Budget

1) Ease of accessing your money

One way to avoid breaking your budget is to use cash for all your daily purchases.1 Think about how easy technology has made it to transfer money. 859 more words


It's Time For A High-Low Game...

Following on from my last post, I’ve been keeping quiet, but busy… My short term objective of raising cash was achieved, in spades – while I continued to trim a couple of minor/legacy positions, I was pleasantly surprised by two corporate events in quick succession: 3,016 more words

Atlanta Fed Cuts Forecasts for U.S Third-Quarter GDP

The Atlanta Fed has trimmed its growth rate projections following the latest data on inventories, trade and consumer spending this week. The have listed on their website an annualized 2.4% growth rate for the U.S economy in the third quarter. 103 more words

The Credit Card Debt Puzzle: A Lesson in Cognitive Biases

Exploration of the liquid hand-to-mouth concept leads to another economic conundrum: the credit card debt puzzle. The puzzle refers to a situation in which a consumer simultaneously holds interest bearing credit cards debt and liquid assets. 657 more words


Holiday Cheers--Consumers Feel Happier!

Popular Economics Weekly

It’s back to school time, and consumers are feeling the holiday spirit already. Americans in September were most optimistic about the economy since the summer of 2007, in part because of a happier view of the U.S. 362 more words

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