How you shop can have a bigger impact on your ability to maintain financial stability than you think. Shopping smart means you plan ahead, look for the best deals and take steps to keep credit card debt minimized. The following articles can help you keep your shopping habits in check so you can save money and avoid problems with credit card debt. Don’t let clever advertising lure you into impulse buys that often end up on plastic!
Dec 09, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
If you’re feeling a rise in holiday spending stress you’re not alone. Americans are finding overspending is not adding anything to their holiday cheer.
Nov 16, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
Consumers report they’re in a better financial situation heading into the holiday shopping season, which may increase retail sales along with holiday cheer.
Jul 22, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
A survey reveals parents may spend almost $1,000 to send one child back to school this year. We help parents cut costs to stay on budget for back to school.
Jun 03, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
Retailers are already trying to figure out what parents will be spending this fall to send their kids back to school. Here’s how to budget so you can save.
Family, Young Consumers
Feb 12, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Valentine’s Day spending is set to hit record highs this year. Consolidated Credit helps you make the day special without going into debt to do it.
Nov 27, 2015 | Meghan Alard
Shoppers are expected to spend over $400 between Black Friday and the rest of Thanksgiving weekend. We have tips to manage the credit card debt hangover.
Nov 20, 2015 | April Lewis-Parks
The holiday shopping season is the worst time of year for your budget, especially if you can’t limit the number of gifts in your holiday spending plan.
Oct 26, 2015 | April Lewis-Parks
Recent polls show consumers are set to spend big this holiday season, but you have to budget carefully for the holidays to avoid a credit card debt hangover.
Jun 15, 2015 | Monica Victor
Consumers like time and money saving apps but it depends on their location in the store and the information these apps would need to access to provide it.
Nov 26, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Some experts say the deals just are worth your time. So how do you get the best deals to reduce your holiday budget if Black Friday is not the answer?