Half Of Consumers Don't Know How Much Is Going Out In Automatic PaymentsA new survey by Chase conducted by OnePoll shows 58% of Americans have at least one charge a month on their credit or debit card that's a mystery.
Consumers Expected To Spend $150B On Sustainable Products In Next 2 YearsNielsen’s study shows almost half -- 48 percent -- of people would likely spend more to lessen their impact on the environment.
Get Movin' Monday: What To Buy In MarchSavvy shoppers know that sales, promotions and clearance prices happen at specific times in the year. That's true for both big ticket and smaller everyday products. Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars gets us movin' this Monday with things to buy in March to get the best price.
Minnesota's Gas Prices Fall Again; Oil Prices At 7-Year LowOil prices are at a seven-year low. The price of a barrel fell to $37 Monday. That follows OPEC's decision last week to keep pumping at current levels.
Good Question: Where Do We Typically Shop?Starting at midnight Wednesday, Amazon will be offering huge discounts on 1,000 items to its Prime members. The online retailer has deemed Wednesday, July 15, Prime Day. Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, is responding with deals on 2,000 of its items.
How Moms Can Save Time, Money While Staying StylishYou know that friend you always look forward to bumping into because they have the scoop on the latest trend or let you know about the product you just got to have? Blogs are that friend for a lot of people, and momtrends.com is a popular one founded by Nicole Feliciano.
What Are The Best Buys For May?At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in May. May is a good time to find spring clothing on sale. Current season apparel has been on the shelves for a couple of months now.
What Are The Best Buys For April?At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in April.
No Consensus On Notifying Victims Of Data BreachesThe data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
Poll: Data Breaches Not Changing People's HabitsAmerican shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren't taking steps to ensure their data is more secure, says a new Associated Press-GfK Poll.
Rep. Atkins Wants Stolen Smart Phone CutoffsA Minnesota legislator says he'll push a bill next year for mandatory cellphone technology allowing people to remotely disable lost or stolen smart phones. The legislation requiring cellphone cutoff technology is a response to a burst in phone thefts, including some taken in violent attacks in Minnesota.
The Hottest Places To Shop, Gifts To Buy This Holiday In MNA highly regarded local shopping survey says we we will be spending more this holiday season than we have in the past 12 years. The University of St. Thomas survey says the average household will be spending $837 this Christmas season.
Target, Best Buy Join ‘Thanksgiving Creep’More and more stores are announcing that they'll be open on Thanksgiving, and some will even be opening earlier. It’s a phenomena some call the “Thanksgiving creep.” On Monday, Target announced they would open on 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving - an hour earlier than last year. Another hometown company, Best Buy, will open even earlier, at 6 p.m.
Survey: TCF Tops List For Most Customer ComplaintsTCF Bank customers have the most to complain about, according to a new consumer study. Research from the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says that the Wayzata-based bank was at the top of the list when it comes to the number of complaints they get.
MN Dairy Farmers Adjust To Declining Milk ConsumptionJanet and John Bremer are dairy farmers in Hastings, and have seen a lot of changes over the years. "When my in-laws first began this farm, there was only three cows -- we now milk 128 every morning and every night," Bremer said. The couple said they understand the decline.