Consumer Trends

Consumer Trends

Too late to give J.C. Penney a second chance?

On April 2, 2013

When was the last time you visited the J.C. Penney Company? I couldn’t even remember the last time until I stumbled in recently for my own research purposes. The department store has topped the headlines recently for its changes and lackluster performance.  If you’re like me and thought the store didn’t sell clothing you’d like, I encourage you to think…

Consumer Trends

Are your friends and relatives ready for electronic federal benefits?

On February 12, 2013

The federal government is going high-tech and paying benefits electronically like Social Security. All federal benefits and non-tax payments will be directly deposited into your account starting March 1 since electronic checks are safer, easier, and more reliable than paper checks. This will be a big switch for Ohio residents, as the state has the 5th largest number of people…