Category Archives: personal budgeting

How Much Will Men Spend on Mom this Mother’s Day?

How Much Will Men Spend on Mom this Mother’s Day?

What’s the most important holiday for consumers in May? Hopefully, you didn’t forget Mother’s Day before you answered – because when it comes to spending, Mom is a big deal every year. In fact, it’s the second most expensive holiday next to Christmas. Research from the National Retail Federation’s Mother’s Day survey shows that the holiday is even more expensive for the average male.Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Spending for the Average 20-Something in 2013

Valentine’s Day Spending for the Average 20-Something in 2013

Perhaps it’s your first, or maybe you’ve been through the motions a few dozen times. No matter your Valentine’s Day experience, anyone who is financially savvy is going to want to figure out a rational budget. Here is what the average 20-something is planning on spending this Valentine’s Day:Continue Reading

Do Americans Spend More Money on Christmas Gifts?

Do Americans Spend More Money on Christmas Gifts?

You’ve heard the stereotype before – Americans are spendthrifts. All American children get smart phones on Christmas and no expense is spared on the holiday season. While it is true that Americans spend a great deal of money on Christmas, the gossip around the world is lacking in proof. Do Americans really spend more than other nationalities on Christmas gifts? The answer is probably going to surprise you.Continue Reading