Digital payments

TBT: Last year’s $7.4 billion Black Friday

Posted by on November 26, 2020 at 9:47 am

If you live in the United States, you may be aware that today is a national holiday known as Thanksgiving. Its purpose is exactly what it sounds like it would be: setting aside time to feel gratitude for … well, for whatever. In the U.S., Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. The next […]

They’re baaaaack …

Posted by on November 23, 2020 at 9:12 am

Credit cards are so last-millennium. That is, they were. They’re enjoying a resurgence. Perhaps you recall, about a year and a half ago, when tech leader Apple executed a seemingly giant, antithetical, technological backward leap with the introduction of its own plastic credit card.* But why not? Google had already introduced—then withdrew—and now plans to […]

TBT: Banking on Daylight Savings Time

Posted by on November 19, 2020 at 9:06 am

If you live in a part of the U.S. that springs forward and falls back, which is most of the U.S., your body may finally have adjusted to having fallen back 20 days ago. Today’s TBT looks at the effects of biannual time shifts beyond sleep issues. Originally posted on November 11, 2019. Daylight Savings […]

Taking stock of the Bond market

Posted by on November 16, 2020 at 8:24 am

Is delaying the new Bond film’s release an economic predictor? Eon Productions has once again delayed the release of the newest Bond film, No Time to Die. First the film was going to hit theaters earlier this year in April. Then it was going to debut at Christmastime. Now it’s scheduled for release on a […]

TBT: Grateful Act of Congress

Posted by on November 12, 2020 at 8:22 am

Marketing had a good deal to do with establishing Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. With the holiday around the corner, this seems like a good time to revisit the controversy. (Yes, there was one.) Originally posted November 20, 2017. THE FOURTH THURSDAY of November is a legal holiday in the United States. Designated […]