And then there’s that looming r-word: the potential for a recession. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Sept. 18 for the second time in less than two months to help keep the economy chugging along. Six days later, the Conference Board said consumer confidence fell 9.1 points in September, the steepest drop so far this year. “While confidence could continue hovering around current levels for months to come, at some point this continued uncertainty will begin to diminish consumers’ confidence in the expansion,” Lynn Franco, senior director of economic indicators at the Conference Board, said in the group’s Sept. 24 statement.
It’s a lot to juggle. Marketers at companies where the economy plays a significant role in consumer spending have tips to share as you finalize—or begin, for the procrastinators—budgeting for 2020….[Read More]
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