Holiday Shopping Is More Intentional This Year: Here’s How And Why.

Holiday Shopping Is More Intentional This Year: Here's How And Why.

Holiday Shopping AdobeStock_96782960 The holidays are the most wonderful — and the most stressful — time of year for many. While the season always comes with a number of stressors, this year brings a unique set of circumstances and challenges. All Americans face an uncertain economic climate and rising costs due to inflation. Budgets are … Read more

Inflation forces CAfamilies to budget more during holidays

Voice of the Youth founder Berry Accius shops for coats to give to children. Marcus D.Smith [email protected] The soaring inflation of the past year had Betty Herrera and her family tightening the budgets for months, holding out on unnecessary purchases at grocery stores and excessive utility usage and as they sought to make every dollar … Read more

Last-minute flights over the holidays will cost you more this year

Last-minute flights over the holidays will cost you more this year

People still looking to book trips home to visit family or take a vacation during the holidays need to act fast — and prepare for sticker shock. Airline executives say that based on bookings, they expect huge demand for flights over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Travel experts say the best deals for airfares and … Read more

Rising prices are on the menu for Thanksgiving this year

Rising prices are on the menu for Thanksgiving this year

As Americans prepare to gather for Thanksgiving, the high cost of both turkey and travel is gratifying on their sense of gratitude. At many family get-togethers this month, inflation will be on the menu. Wholesale turkey prices have jumped 23% from a year ago, gobbling up a big chunk of the holiday budget. Potatoes and … Read more

Travel has edge over shopping this holiday season amid inflation

Travel has edge over shopping this holiday season amid inflation

Retailers have a new threat this holiday season: wanderlust. Americans are returning to the skies, filling hotels, swarming theme parks — and they’re showing a willingness to spend more of their money on trips. That is setting up the fiercest holiday season battle for consumers’ wallets since before the Covid pandemic, with persistent inflation already … Read more

Air travel rebound presents a growth opportunity for Leidos

Air travel rebound presents a growth opportunity for Leidos

The numbers considered the industry standard for watching air travel do not lie — passengers are turning up to airports in droves again after nearly two years of not doing so. A cursory look at these monthly reports from the International Air Transport Association representing the world’s airlines finds these words and more — “recovery,” … Read more

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson’s proposed budget for 2023 tops $1.9 billion

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson's proposed budget for 2023 tops $1.9 billion

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson said Tuesday her plan for spending $1.9 billion in 2023 amounts to “a tale of two budgets.” With inflation and rising labor and health care costs, Utah’s second largest government is unusually tight this year on its own tax dollars to pay for new ongoing programs or staffing hires, … Read more

IBM Report Uncovers Consumers Surveyed Still Want To Celebrate This Holiday Season Amidst Economic, Climate, And Supply Chain Concerns

IBM Report Uncovers Consumers Surveyed Still Want To Celebrate This Holiday Season Amidst Economic, Climate, And Supply Chain Concerns

IBM Report Uncovers Consumers Surveyed Still Want To Celebrate This Holiday Season Amidst Economic, Climate, And Supply Chain Concerns By Karl Haller | Partner, Consumer Center of Competency Leader at IBM Consulting October 11, 2022 From snagging the best Black Friday deals to booking flights, the holidays can be very stressful for consumers. That has … Read more

High inflation has many Americans tweaking their holiday travel plans

High inflation has many Americans tweaking their holiday travel plans

D3sign | Time | Getty Images Travelers are shifting their holiday getaway plans to avoid busting their budgets amid high inflation, according to a new Bankrate survey. Forty-three percent of US adults are planning to take overnight leisure trips between Thanksgiving and New Year’s; of them, 79% are adapting to rising prices for travel in … Read more

This Egyptian App Introduces Co-Ownership to Face Soaring Vacation Home Prices

This Egyptian App Introduces Co-Ownership to Face Soaring Vacation Home Prices

This Egyptian App Introduces Co-Ownership to Face Soaring Vacation Home Prices Image Credit: El Gouna As inflation skyrockets, many struggle to purchase homes in Egypt’s current economic climate, and even fewer are left with the privilege of owning a vacation home on the side. Seeing an opportunity in innovating the real estate market, Partment, … Read more