Topic: Shopping

Op-Ed: Give the Gift of Financial Security for the Holidays

Dec. 2, 2015
Money

The idea that Christmas is about overspending because overspending is love is so ubiquitous we barely notice it anymore. This holiday season we need to look at spending differently. 

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The Future of Black Friday is a Hybrid

Nov. 30, 2015
Shopping

The future of Black Friday will be a hybrid, a Black Weekend full of online and in-store events, and in-store events with online technology. To stay ahead, companies need to offer deals that are great, not good. They must give consumers an incentive that goes beyond the new norm of daily deals.

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What Consumers Need to Remember About Valentine's Day

Feb. 12, 2015

Valentine's Day is a holiday that may appear light-spirited, but in reality, it is a complex event for many people buying gifts, especially young consumers.

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Theft Researcher: Avoid Using Your Debit Card This Holiday Season

Dec. 5, 2014
Theft Researcher: Avoid Using Your Debit Card This Holiday Season

It's the holiday season, and for many of us that means shopping.

But this year, leave your debit card at home.

That's not to say you shouldn't find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Just use a credit cardor better yet, cashto do it, if you can.

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Hiring Look-Alike Employees Alienates Customers

Oct. 8, 2014

In order to create brand ambassadors who can sell a certain look, clothing stores have been known to screen prospective employees based on appearance. In addition to creating ethical concerns, this practice may be alienating customers, according to research from the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.

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