US inflation at 13-year hig: July consumer prices jump 5.4%

US inflation at 13-year hig: July consumer prices jump 5.4%

KEY POINTS Prices that Americans pay for everyday goods and services accelerated in July, but about where economists had expected. Excluding energy and food, CPI rose by 0.3% last month, shy of economist expectations of a 0.4% increase and well below June’s rise of 0.9%. Used car prices, which rose rapidly between April and June, gained just 0.2% in July after a climb of more than 10% in the prior month.   Prices that Americans pay for everyday goods and services rose in July as pent-up demand for travel and restaurants kept inflation hot, but jumped about as much as […]

U.S. Shoppers Spent Less Than Last Year

U.S. Shoppers Spent Less Than Last Year

The holiday shopping season got off to a muted start as U.S. consumers reined in November spending amid a surge in coronavirus infections and new business restrictions in some states. U.S. retail sales, a measure of purchases at stores, restaurants and online, dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.1% in November from the prior month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. October sales were revised to a decline of 0.1% from an earlier estimate of a 0.3% increase. Sales were up by 4.1% in November when compared with the same month a year ago. Restaurants, department stores and vehicle dealerships all reported sharp sales declines in November, […]

5 tips to help you stay safe if you travel for Christmas

5 tips to help you stay safe if you travel for Christmas

Christmas travel week is upon us but coronavirus cases continue to surge in Texas and across the country. Despite news of vaccines being distributed, local and national health officials are strongly making the same plea: Postpone travel and stay home to best protect yourself and others from getting or spreading the virus. Many families must have tough conversations and uninvite people from any year-end large gatherings. They’re “an unsafe thing that can have real consequences,” Dr. Sarmistha Hauger, infectious disease specialist at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, told the American-Statesman earlier this year. “There are so many clusters that have been implicated with […]

15 EASY WAYS TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY AT HOME

15 EASY WAYS TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY AT HOME

There are a lot of ideas on how to make money at home especially due to the current situation of the world i.e. the outbreak of the global pandemic COVID-19 in early 2020. The number of time users spends online is surging daily due to the stay at home and lockdown order that is still ongoing in different parts of the world even if there has been ease of these restrictions. We generally have reasons why we need money such as bill payments, rent, or taking care of our little expenses. Michelle Thomas, a featured author here, would tell us […]

5 Ways To Save Money During COVID-19

5 Ways To Save Money During COVID-19

We’ve had many setbacks in the past, but nothing like the situation brought on by COVID-19. People are out of jobs and having to work and study from home. Entire industries and companies deemed non-essential have been shut down for months. Millions of people are left wondering when things will return to normal. Besides altering our daily routine, our finances have been impacted as well. As businesses record huge losses, unemployment climbs, and the stock market continues to head downwards, we need to employ smarter ways to manage the money we still have. You may not be making any money […]

How To Save Money During The Pandemic

How To Save Money During The Pandemic

Coronavirus has changed the world as we know it. Several non-essential businesses were closed down to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. With over two hundred thousand deaths in the U.S. alone as of late September, many countries have not been able to contain the virus. Many day jobs were lost due to low/no patronage since the onset of the pandemic. As of April, U.S.News reports that there are over 16 million unemployment claims in the U.S. With than a million new people filing for unemployment every week. Never in our lifetime has a health crisis that had such an […]