The value of the dollar has fallen steadily since the beginning of 2017. To take one example, the number of euros that can be obtained for one dollar has declined to the lowest level in more than a year. The dollar has also declined against the Brittish pound, the Japanese yen and the Chinese renminbi.
When it comes to tracking your spending, credit card statements are often a crucial (but mundane) part of that. It is by combing through statements where you might catch billing mistakes or spot mysterious charges that could indicate fraud or identity theft.
Life experiences give you an incalculable return on investment. Every. Single. Time. So why is it so hard for us to spend money on them?
With Black Friday fast approaching, investors are on the lookout for any signs of how this year's holiday sales will compare to those prior, and the subsequent effects on the market. One way to garner this outlook is by looking at the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which measures consumers' perceptions of current economic conditions as well as their outlook for the next six months. While October's reading of 71.2 is down from 80.2 in September, we like to focus on the longer-term trend of the index, which still remains up.