Consumer

The holidays are here, which means the shopping season is in full gear and millennials already have a head start. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 65 percent of older millennials, age 25-34, are already making a dent in their shopping lists and more than 50 percent agree that retailers’ deals have been excellent …

Since hackers won’t be taking Thanksgiving off, holiday travelers cannot afford to slip into bad habits. Here are some top tips from cybersecurity experts to protect your devices and data over the holidays. Passwords: Update before and after travel Choose strong passwords and — as painful as it is — use different passwords for different …

The holiday season is almost here, which means retailers are ready — not just with sparkly merchandise and doorbuster deals, but also with a certain kind of credit card offer. These offers, promising no interest payments for months or even years, can be enticing, especially for shoppers making big ticket purchases for the holidays, and …

The consumer discretionary sector has been the hottest sector so far this year, but will the group continue to do well with an interest rate hike looming?

Consumers are spending money, just not necessarily at the usual places.

Veterans Day is a holiday that honors American vets for their patriotism and sacrifice. To thank vets for their willingness to protect and serve the United States, a number of businesses are providing free items or special deals to veterans if they present proper identification such as a military ID. Here is a roundup of …

Millennials think they know a lot about credit. But the numbers tell a different story. More than seven in 10 18-to-34-year-olds said they feel confident about their credit knowledge, according to a recent survey by Experian. If fact, millennials, on average, estimated they had a score of 654. But it turns out that for many, …

Those who have bad credit — or no credit — may be paying a high price for borrowing: high-interest rates on credit lines, rejection on new loans and maybe even trouble securing an apartment lease. The simple answer is to establish a good credit score, but accomplishing that is often not so simple. A secured …

How can you check how much money your doctors get from drug companies?

Congratulations, America. The amount of money borrowed to pay for new and used vehicles climbed to an all-time high of $968 billion in the third quarter, according to new data from Experian, which tracks auto loans. “We’re seeing record auto sales and vehicle prices are up, so loans are increasing,” said Melinda Zabritski, senior director …

Chipotle is closing more than 40 stores because of a health scare.

Sunday morning newspaper coupon clipping sounds antiquated in this age of “e” everything, but new research indicates it’s happening more often than you think. Sixty-three percent of U.S. credit and debit cardholders who use coupons when they shop said in a survey by CreditCards.com that they find them in newspapers and other paper mailings. Surprisingly …

A sluggish global economy. Stagnant wage growth. A conservative consumer base, and a decades-low number of adults working full-time jobs. These are just some of the major headwinds weighing on sales expectations this holiday season. But while these economic woes cannot be discounted, there’s something less sinister that’s also contributing to the industry’s muted revenue …

What the big merger between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid could mean for you.

Steve Liesman takes a look at how lower gas prices are impacting consumer spending.