smart spending

Consumer spending for the holidays

 

 

Consumers expect to see low prices, strong promotions and deals on top of deals this holiday season. But, will blockbuster bargains result in consumers spending more or less for the holidays? Bankrate.com hit the streets for answers.

TAKE -MOS- interviews:

"It's probably going to be about the same, no major changes either way."

"Probably more, because I have a few jobs now." (So you have money to spend) "Yeah."

"I'm working two jobs, so I have a little more discretionary income to go around."

"Probably less. Because someone's ex- may be someone's treasure.

"Now I make my own money so ... Now I can do the opposite actually. Go for a bit more expensive."

Looking for ways to save during the holidays? Just log on to Bankrate.com for frugal holiday tips and tricks. For Bankrate.com, I'm Kristin Arnold.

« Back to November 2011 Financial Security Index.

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
advertisement
 

A little research could save you BIG on interest.

Don't have time? Our rate-tracker tool saves you time and money. Delivered Thursdays.
 
advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Blog

Tara Baukus Mello

Don’t buy used car with tax refund

Think twice before using your tax refund to buy a car -- at least for the short term.  ... Read more


Connect with us