"The back-to-school and college shopping season is in full swing, but many parents and college students say they are waiting for the best deals to complete their shopping lists, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics. Total spending for K‑12 schools and college combined was projected to reach $82.8 billion in 2018."
"Just got your degree? Congratulations! Now’s the time to follow that smart move with another and take a few minutes to learn how to build a good credit profile, says Consumer Reports."
Teenagers want more denim, more Netflix and YouTube; but less handbags and less broadcast media, according to a survey of 9,400 teens. Piper Jaffray Companies completed its 30th semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens research survey, which highlights spending trends and brand preferences amongst 9,400 U.S. teens across 46 states.