The Principality Spend and Save Survey

April 27, 2014

The Welsh nation is feeling upbeat about its financial future – despite the continuing concerns of rising fuel, food and energy costs. Almost three in every five people surveyed in Wales describe their financial mood for 2012 as “optimistic”, according to the latest Principality Building Society Quarterly Spending & Saving Survey. Carried out in November […]


Indian Companies Spending More on Digital

February 11, 2014

Research by Waggener Edstrom shows that marketers in India are increasingly spending their money and effort on digital outreach. Source


Holiday Spending: How Do Americans Spend?

December 30, 2013

The Holidays are upon us and gift shopping takes a chunk out of most consumer’ wallets, but how much exactly? This holiday season, whether shopping ahead of time or waiting till the last minute, U.S. consumers plan to spend more. Source


How America spends on Electronics

November 20, 2013

Even if you don’t own a smartphone, or aren’t interested in buying a tablet or e-reader anytime soon, you probably own a television, radio or other electronic. It’s tough living in the 21st century without having something that requires batteries, and then having to recharge or replace those batteries. Source


Online Advertising and How People Feel About It

November 4, 2013

Online advertising makes big bucks and millions of ads come out online yearly. More than 81 percent of online users say they don’t mind online ads because it means the content itself is free. This infographic looks at online advertising and how people feel about online ad content. Source


What Renovations Have the Best Resale Value?

October 12, 2013

Homeowners and prospective buyers look at a home very differently so it’s useful to consider a remodeling project from a buyer’s perspective when you’re thinking of selling your home. But which projects are most effective for the housing market? Find out which renovations will improve a home’s resale value, no matter your budget. Source

The Return of The Vacation

The Return of The Vacation

September 15, 2013

This infographic, based on spending data from, looks at how much people spent on travel in the first two months of 2010 vs the same period in 2009. The verdict: travel spending, back then on the increase, is an early indicator of a rebounding economy. Source

Battle of the sexes: Who spends more, men or women?

Battle of the sexes: Who spends more, men or women?

September 6, 2013

Men earn more than women on average, but does that mean they spend more? According to our data, which comes from the U.S. government, from anonymous and aggregated spending transactions from Citi, and third party data providers, men spend more than women on just about everything, including dining out, travel and electronics. But there are […]

The Easiest Ways to Save Extra Money

The Easiest Ways to Save Extra Money

July 24, 2013

A lot of people are spending way too much money on their bills. Here’s a few simple things to look at that could save you a pretty penny in the long run. Source

10 Strange (but Legitimate) Tax Deductions

10 Strange (but Legitimate) Tax Deductions

July 17, 2013

Itemized tax deductions come in many forms and the odder your job the chances are the odder your deductions will be. This list highlights some of the stranger but completely legitimate tax deductions that have been claimed. Source

Health and Wellness Spending

Health and Wellness Spending

July 12, 2013

As we’ve said before, all consumers participate in the World of Wellness. In fact, 19% of all monthly spending is reserved for products with a wellness halo.

“Marcia, Marcia, Marica!” Does Birth Order Influence Financial Behavior?

June 25, 2013

Numerous studies have attempted to prove, and consequently disprove, the birth order theory first proposed by Alfred Adler, an Austrian psychotherapist and Sigmund Freud collaborator. Does birth order truly play a significant role in outlining our personalities, or is this merely a theory perpetuated by pop culture? Our new survey links our birth order to […]