Has the economy affected your holiday spending?

by ANA OLVERA


MOSGuillermoPerez  

“So far, it has not. People are definitely more aware because of the news, it’s more top of mind. But it has its positive; people won’t overspend and they’ll have more control. It’s great to shop locally, but it all depends on what you’re looking for.”

—Guillermo Perez and his daughter Sofia, 9, Ada

 

 MOSLynneWinkle

“My husband’s job and my job, are stable, so it hasn’t affected us at all. People will probably spend less, especially without jobs. We might also give away to those who may not have enough.”

—Lynne Winkle and her son Josh, 4, Grand Rapids

 

MOSCindyPalmreuter

We’re recognizing [the state of the economy] more. We’re now setting budgets. People are less likely to buy impulsively. People look for more discounts. Shopping locally benefits everyone. It’s always a positive for the community.”

—Cindy Palmreuter, Rockford

 

 

MOSJulieUnderwood

“I’ve been working a lot harder to be creative for the lack of money. I’ll probably spend less. I often look for sales. I go wherever prices are cheaper no matter where it’s at, whether it be locally or not.”

—Julie Underwood, Chicago, (NOTE: Julie, originally from Rockford, is home from college visiting family for Thanksgiving).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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