Holiday Shopping Season From The Retailer’s POV, School Districts Requesting More Special Education Dollars

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Shoppers wait in line for Apple iPhone purchases during a Black Friday sale at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Newport, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The changing retail landscape makes this shopping season unpredictable for retailers, particularly big box stores. We talk with a retail expert about shopping trends this holiday season. And special education costs have been on the rise in schools, but funding is stagnant. We learn about the growing number of schools pushing for a funding increase.

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  • For Retailers, What's At Stake This Holiday Shopping Season?

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now in the rear view mirror, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. For retailers, it’s the most crucial season of year. But as the retail landscape continues to change, and once beloved stores go out of business, there’s more pressure than ever on the remaining traditional retailers to get it right. We talk with a retail expert about what’s at stake for these stores and businesses this holiday season.

  • How To Improve Your Financial Footing Heading Into 2019

    While the holiday shopping season can be enjoyable, it can also wreak havoc on your finances if you’re not careful. We discuss ways to keep holiday spending in check without sacrificing joy. In addition to practicing good money management this time of year, we look at personal financial moves to consider making – and avoiding – in these final weeks of 2018.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • John Talbott Guest
  • Holly Johnson Guest

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