Wrinkles in the Back-to-School Forecast
Over the last few weeks, I have visited a number of shopping malls to gauge the tone of this year's back-to-school spending season. Expectations from the National Retail Federation were high, as the organization forecasted a 22% increase over last year.
As a reminder, back-to-school is the second-largest spending period, surpassed only by the Christmas holiday shopping season. With only a few days to go before the Labor Day weekend, which typically heralds the return to the classroom for grade-schoolers through high school students, it seemed like a good time to revisit back-to-school 2012....411 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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