Is there room in an aspirational budget to spend on fun and save for a house?

Jan 17, 2024
Consumers' plans for spending on fun edge out everyday essentials and big-ticket items, according to a survey from the New York Fed.
Consumers are spending more on things like skin care, make-up and candles, says Natalie Kotlyar of BDO.
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NY Fed's John Williams on the state of the recovery

Nov 19, 2020
The president of the NY Fed expects the economy to fully recover within a few years, despite current setbacks as the virus continues to spread.
John Williams in 2015, when he was President of the San Francisco Federal Reserve.
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