Here’s What You Should Be Shopping For In January

Here’s What You Should Be Shopping For In January

The holiday season is over, the sales are on, and smart Consumerists know that now is the time to do some serious shopping. What should you look for on store shelves in the coming months? Let our price-tracking colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports lead the way, straight to the gym sign-up desk and the winter coat aisle of your favorite department store. [More]

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What Purchases Should You Make And Avoid In January?

Are you in the market for a new television, some furniture, a gaming console, or new winter clothes? It might seem like the post-holiday sales frenzy is the perfect time to shop for all of these items, but that isn’t necessarily the case. [More]

What You Bought in January and How It Hurt Millions

What You Bought in January and How It Hurt Millions

Yo, lured out to the stores by the warmest January in more than a century, you blithely spent at a rapid clip that outpaced your income.

Consumer Price Index: Hello, Ms. January

Consumer Price Index: Hello, Ms. January

With feverish paws, we unsheathed the latest Consumer Price Index report (C.P.I.), released this morning, from its brown package. Flipping quickly to the middle our eyes roamed over Ms. January C.P.I.’s rising crests of .8%.