HAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1481 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
The Conference Board, which tracks consumer sentiment, said today its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 85 in October from a revised reading of 87.5 in September, which marked the sharpest drop in 15 years. Analysts expected a reading of 88 for the index which is compiled from a survey of U.S. households.
Consumers' assessment of the current employment market was somewhat bleaker than in September. The number of consumers saying jobs are "hard to get" rose to 25.3 percent from 25.0 percent, while the number saying jobs are "plentiful" was virtually unchanged at 20.8 percent
What about you ?
Will you spend less during the upcoming holiday season ?
Are you postponing purchases of big ticket items ?
Do you feel your job is less secure than a year ago ?
Lentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
Quoting HAJFlyer (Thread starter): * Will you spend less during the upcoming holiday season ?
* Are you postponing purchases of big ticket items ?
* Do you feel your job is less secure than a year ago ?
1.) Can't spend much less than 0
2.) Yes, for about 4 years when I graduate from grad school, and probably for a few more after that
3.) Nope. I didn't have a job a year ago. Now I get paid to do nothing.