Alpha Consumer

July 2013


Shopaholics: Are Your Parents to Blame?

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Here’s one more thing for parents to feel guilty about: According to a new paper published in The Journal of Consumer Affairs, certain types of childhood experiences might put kids at risk for growing up to become compulsive shoppers.

While compulsive buying is often the subject of late-night jokes ...

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What to Say to Pesky Debt Collectors

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If you’ve ever been the target of persistent debt collectors, then you know how intimidating the calls can be. They often come at inconvenient times (even though they aren’t supposed to) and keep coming until they reach their intended target and achieve their goal of collecting funds.

The Consumer ...

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A New Way to Shop July 4 Sales

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If you plan to be out and about on July Fourth taking advantage of sales, then you might want to consider incorporating a new tool into your routine: SaleSorter, an app that was created by a San Francisco-based brother and sister team. The app, which is free in the iTunes store, allows customers to ...

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