Gas Prices continue downward trend in SC and across Nation

SC drivers are paying an average of $3.46 a gallon

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are hitting the road, gas prices have dropped for 70 consecutive days. Experts say that is the second longest streak since 2005. Here in South Carolina, drivers are paying an average of $3.46 a gallon. The national average for a gallon of regular gas has dropped every single day since soaring to a record high…

Some ways to save on Back to School Supplies

ABC NEWS– It is time for back to school shopping, but are rising prices going to cost you when you hit the store? ABC’s Rebecca Jarvis has some consumer tips on back to school shopping. Categories: News Tags: consumer

Creative ways to try and save on groceries

An ABC News report on some ways to save

ABC NEWS–Inflation is on the rise across the country and that means prices for some of your everyday items could be going up. We are taking a look at creative ways to save on groceries. ABC’s Elwyn Lopez shares some tips. Categories: News Tags: consumer

Online scammers trying to target certain sales: ABC report

ABC's Erielle Reshef has the details

ABC NEWS– Online shoppers are constantly reminded to be on the look-out for scammers, but now experts say those scammers were targeting amazon’s prime day sales. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Amazon tops the list of impersonated businesses — and thieves are duping consumers out of real money. ABC’s Erielle Reshef has the details. Categories: News Tags: consumer

June Spending data: U.S. shoppers spent more

consumers purchased nearly $681 Billion dollars worth of goods

CNN– There was a little less penny-pinching in the u-s last month. retail sales increased one-percent in June according to new Commerce Department data, released Friday. Officials there say consumers purchased nearly $681 Billion dollars worth of goods. Among the items that turned in big sales, automobiles, gas and groceries. Declines were reported for other items, including clothing and building…

Consumer Update: Prices at the pump are down for fourth week in a row in SC

Fuel experts say South Carolina has among the cheapest gas price averages in the country

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Drivers in South Carolina are seeing a drop at the pump, for the fourth week in a row. According to GasBuddy, prices have dropped more than 12 cents in the past week, bringing the state’s average to $4.14 a gallon. That’s down nearly 45 cents in the past month. Columbia drivers are paying an average $3.97 a…

Consumer: Gas Saving Tips

Consumer News with ABC Columbia is brought to you by Grow Financial.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are hitting the road, there are some things you can do to try and save at the pump. According to GasBuddy, one of the best ways to save on fuel during a commute is to try and get a carpool together. Also, download gas apps that track and find gas stations with the cheapest prices….