Posts Tagged ‘consumer spending’

  • It’s All About Henry

    Jul 7, 12 • 265 Views • No Comments

    Are you a DINK, a YUPPIE, or a HENRY? Double Income, No Kids Young  Upwardly Mobile Urban Professionals High Earners, Not Rich Yet.   Our economic recovery might depend on Henry. Earning from $100,000-$250,000, the Henrys are in the top 20% income...  [read more]

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    Health Care Costs

    Mar 10, 12 • 263 Views • No Comments

    Looking forward to your daily Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino, you see that the calorie count sign says 500 calories. Change your mind? Most studies indicate that knowing a calorie count has little if any impact on purchasing decisions. Then, you stroll to...  [read more]

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    A Gas Price That Might Matter

    Mar 5, 12 • 320 Views • 2 Comments

    Is it $4.11? Although gasoline prices are rising, consumers have not altered their driving habits. Economist James Hamilton suggests that the tipping point tends to be when prices exceed the highest point during the past 3 years. That number is $4.11 or $4.27...  [read more]

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    What’s Cheap? What’s Expensive?

    Sep 10, 11 • 201 Views • 5 Comments

    Starting with, “…eating and clothing ourselves is getting easier all the time,” an Atlantic article discusses “cheap” and “expensive.” Relatively cheap: computers media toasters, washing machines, other manufactured...  [read more]

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    Gas Prices

    Dec 11, 10 • 245 Views • No Comments

    Have you been paying more for gas? Looking at this map, you can see that gas prices around the country have been rising in most places. Economist James Hamilton suggests that the price of gas is directly connected to the GDP. Citing the BEA breakdown of...  [read more]