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From Wordle to sweets, holiday gift ideas for the grown-ups

Dec. 22, 2022 08:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adults. They, too, need fun stuff for the holidays. From sweet treats to things with wheels, some ideas for pleasing a child at heart this holiday season: BOARD GAMES The Shakespeare Game: This bard-in-a-box extravaganza has players...

As supply chains unclog, consumers enjoy (tentative) relief

Dec. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EST

Back in January, 109 container ships waited off the California coast to unload cargo in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation's two largest ports. Consumers, stuck at home amid the pandemic, had unleashed an avalanche of orders for goods that overwhelmed factories and ports. ...

6 ways to boost your credit card rewards this holiday season

Nov. 30, 2022 09:45 AM EST

Get your wallet ready — it’s that time again with the holidays right around the corner. An estimated 91% of Americans will celebrate in some form this holiday season, a November report from the National Retail Federation shows. And for most people, celebration means spending. ...

Millennial Money: 4 reasons for thrift store gifts this year

Nov. 29, 2022 09:25 AM EST

Thrifting is hot, and Goodwill finds are cool again. But while we’re thrilled to find the perfect throwback tee for our own closet, gifting used goods still carries a stigma for some. It shouldn’t. Secondhand gifts are better for your wallet, your community and...

Kimberly Palmer: Holiday survival tips from 5 financial pros

Nov. 28, 2022 08:39 AM EST

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his shopping list in December. “It very much eases the burden,” he says,...

Biden, family hit Nantucket stores for some holiday shopping

Nov. 26, 2022 16:08 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden went holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he spends Thanksgiving, patronizing smaller independently owned stores on what the retail industry has called “Small Business Saturday.” Biden, his wife, Jill, and...

Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday

Nov. 25, 2022 18:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cautious shoppers hunted for the best deals at stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start buying holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation. Due to elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other...

In Your Debt: 4 ways to limit your holiday debt

Nov. 25, 2022 09:13 AM EST

There’s a magical feeling in the air this time of year, but that magic costs money. Every year, the pressure looms large to spend more to create perfect holidays. This high-cost season can leave you with debt that sticks around. According to NerdWallet’s 2022 Holiday Shopping...

Shoppers hunt for deals but inflation makes bargains elusive

Nov. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers holding out for big deals — and some much-needed relief from soaring costs on just about everything — may be disappointed as they head into the busiest shopping season of the year. While retailers are advertising sales of 30%, 50% and 70% off...

US retail sales rose 1.3% last month, a sign of resilience

Nov. 16, 2022 10:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their spending at retailers, restaurants, and auto dealers last month, a sign of consumer resilience as the holiday shopping season begins amid painfully high inflation and rising interest rates. The government said Wednesday that retail sales...