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Back-to-School Spending is Frugal is Word of the Day

Back to School Spending is All About Frugality

According to NRF’s 2011 Back-to-School survey, conducted by BIGresearch, parents this year will make children scour their closets before agreeing to buy any new jeans, pencils or backpacks. Families with children in grades K-12 will spend an average of $603.63 on apparel, school supplies and electronics, within a few dollars of last year’s $606.40 average. Total spending on grades K-12 is expected to reach $22.8 billion. Combined K-12 and college spending will reach $68.8 billion, serving as the second biggest consumer spending event for retailers behind the winter holidays. Read more…
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Happy Father’s Day: Dads Getting Nice Presents This Year!

Father’s Day Celebrated with Nice Gifts for Dad

The Great Recession is finally over and dads finally get what is due to them after putting their own needs on the back burner for the past few years. How about you? Are the dads and grandfathers in your life getting an upgrade in presents this year? Please feel free to share your ideas for gifts too! Read more…