What are your plans for Easter? Eighty percent of consumers plan to celebrate Easter this year and will spend an average $169.79, according to the National Retail Federation. Total spending for the holiday is estimated to be $20.8 billion, down slightly from last year's forecast of $21.6 billion.
Since I wrote an article recently on the top consumer and personal finance stories of 2021, I was interested in a list offered by U.S. PIRG on the progress made in health, climate, and consumer issues in 2021. U.S. PIRG, a public interest research group, and its state partners worked on or supported many of these issues.
Just like deals started early for Black Friday 2021, the same is true for Cyber Monday. Americans are expected to spend $10.2 to $11.3 billion on Cyber Monday this year, according to Adobe Analytics, a number that could beat Black Friday sales.
Unsafe toys, cooking fires, decorating, holiday trees, and candles lead to thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Take safety precautions to avoid potential dangers, and possible emergency room visits, associated with these common holiday items.
Black Friday is a time that super sale shoppers look forward to every year. It’s possible to get good deals, and even great deals, but you need to compare prices so you don’t get tricked. This is easier this year because Black Friday sales have already started and consumers can do research online.
Many of things you may buy for the holidays, such as toys, laptops, and phones, have chips in them. Since there’s a global chip shortage, prices are going up, and items with chips will probably be harder to find. Scammers are taking advantage of these shortages and are trying to sell items in short supply.
Black Friday sales are already starting, so what you need to do is start watching the ads and continue to compare prices. While 2021 might be a more “normal” year than 2020, Black Friday 2021 will be more like last year than previous years.
Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets are recalling about 10 million magnets, sold individually and in magnet sets. When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system.
High-powered magnetic balls and cubes are dangerous. A mandatory recall of 10 million Zen and Neoballs magnets due to an ingestion hazard and risk of death was announced Tuesday by the CPSC. Most recalls are done voluntarily with the company and the CPSC working together.
Slap watches are being recalled by K & M International due to coin cell battery ingestion and choking hazards
K & M International is recalling about 463,000 Wild Republic slap watches in the United States and about 75,000 in Canada.The coin cell battery inside the slap watches can fall out, posing battery ingestion and choking hazards to young children.