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The coronavirus pandemic has affected many aspects of Americans’ daily lives, including their budgets. Roughly two-thirds of Americans, 64%, say their spending habits have changed since the start of the pandemic, according to a recent Bank of America survey of over 2,500 adults.  That includes changes felt by both unemployed […]

(Bloomberg Opinion) — One of the few bright spots in a very challenging year has been the monthly emails from my budgeting app showing huge declines in my spending. I can’t take much credit for the drops, given all the Covid-19 restrictions and risks that have prevented my family from spending […]

A little over a hundred years ago, the United States emerged from the double whammy of a world war and deadly pandemic. Eager to get back to “normal” life, Americans went on a decade-long spending splurge, buying cars and radios and stocks, most for the first time ever. Although we […]

Even low-income households have been spending more, largely because federal relief was at record levels. Consumer spending in Georgia was up 1.2% compared to a year ago, according to researchers at Harvard University. ABOUT OUR PANDEMIC ANNIVERSARY SERIES On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak […]

“He was suffering,” she said. “But he wasn’t ready to die.” Ms. Smith visited him every other day, sometimes bringing steak sandwiches, pizza and other favorite foods. And she often ate dinners and snacks provided by the nursing home — which didn’t cost her anything. She now prepares all her […]

As we peek out from underneath the COVID covers and contemplate booking travel for later this year, many of us are being reminded of a hard truth: Shopping for airfare is an awful experience. From choosing between basic and regular economy to navigating airlines’ horrifically obscure add-on fees, the process of finding the […]

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthySlim majority of Democrats in new poll say Pelosi should retain Speakership Growing number of lawmakers decline early access to COVID-19 vaccine Congress passes .3T coronavirus relief, government funding deal MORE (R-Calif.) is expected to offer a unanimous consent request on Thursday to revise language […]

Donald J. Trump will exit the White House as a private citizen next month perched atop a pile of campaign cash unheard-of for an outgoing president, and with few legal limits on how he can spend it. Deflated by a loss he has yet to acknowledge, Trump has cushioned the […]

Finance chiefs across industries are facing a common challenge: Predicting whether pandemic-driven shifts in customer demand and consumer behavior are here to stay. The task, which is part of the budgeting process for 2021, in many cases means placing a bet on what they expect the future will look like—and […]

It can be lonely at Christmas, as the song almost goes, and even more so this year when restrictions on travel and social distancing may force us to spend Christmas apart from family and friends when we’d rather be together. Or perhaps having Christmas alone is your personal decision and […]

Happy family enjoying together in park. Like many people, I’ve had to deal with significant hits to my income level during the pandemic. We’ve been fortunate to live a comfortable middle-class life, but holding on to that now requires drastic spending reductions and very careful money management. Fortunately, the silver […]

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, COVID-19 cases are surging in many parts of the country. The United States reported more than 100,000 new infections for the seventh day in a row on Tuesday. Michael Osterholm — an infectious disease expert and member of President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force — […]

Holiday spending is expected to decrease this year amid limited travel and incomes during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey released Wednesday from the accounting and consulting firm Deloitte. The average household projected to spend $1,387, a 7% decrease year-over-year, according to the survey, which recorded answers from a […]

The pandemic has cast a dark shadow over the upcoming winter holiday season, but many are using their wallets to get into the holiday spirit – for better or for worse. In spite of the uncertain status of employment, health, and limited options for travel and gathering with loved ones, […]