Category Archives: Consumer Spending

How Chicago Shoppers Can Save Money on New Appliances This Month

What exactly does Christmas shopping have to do with energy efficiency? A lot, if you want to get a soon-to-expire discount on new appliances. For the past two years, homeowners have been eligible for an energy tax credit of up to 30 percent, or $1,500, on products from biomass stoves to storm windows to gas-burning… Read More »

Atlanta Shoppers Take Advantage of Expiring Credit for New Appliances

A new washing machine is the really expensive equivalent of getting a pair of socks or underwear for Christmas. It’s not fun per se, but it’s useful – especially if you can buy said washing machine before Dec. 31. For the past 24 months, shoppers have been able to get back 30 percent – or… Read More »

Best Ways for Atlanta Consumers to Lower Debt During the Holidays

We all know that saving money means spending less – that’s just simple math. But where you choose to make the cut is up to you. If you’re anything like most Americans, you’re a little worried about how you’re going to make it though the holiday season without bleeding money. And ultimately you’ve got a… Read More »

Ways Chicago Consumers Can Save Money on Everyday Expenses

Ultimately the holiday season is just one big juggling act. We strive to find a balance between work and home, between friends and family and – maybe most importantly this year – between spending and saving money. Fortunately there are simple ways to counteract all that spending we seem to be doing, say Chicago bankruptcy… Read More »

Small Business Saturday’s Strategy Is Good for the Economy and Chicago Shoppers

Move over Black Friday. Small Business Saturday is here. And the timing couldn’t be better. American Express is hoping to encourage shoppers to spend locally this season, starting today. In fact, the credit issuer is offering $25 in spending credit to the first 200,000 people who register American Express cards today on the Small Business… Read More »