Money Matters: More children shopping online

Updated : Oct 14, 2019 in Articles

Money Matters: More children shopping online


now with 36 minutes after 7 o’clock on this Tuesday morning we’re checking on money matters kids apparently are doing more shopping online and gas prices are down except in Florida go figure Jane King joins us live from the Nasdaq with these stories and more in this morning’s money matters report good morning Jane so gas prices in Florida still heading upward despite lower in much of the rest of the nation what’s up with that gas prices of five cents in Florida over the past two weeks and that’s despite dropping in neighboring states now triple-a chalked it up to high demand so a lot of people want to be driving in Florida Florida motorists are paying about 50 cents more per gallon than this time last year but they don’t expect prices to go up much between now and Labor Day so Jane Costco and Amazon have sales on Apple earpods which means maybe a new version may be coming out soon mm-hmm maybe a lot of people are reading that into this so Apple is expected to have some new product unveiling in September they typically do new iPhones and a bunch of other stuff as well now the discount is only about 9% but even a small markdown is unusual on Apple products and remember for a while they were kind of hard to find they were sold out everywhere and so that even adds to the interestingness that it’s marked down a little bit at this point yeah and hey while we’re talking about Apple let me ask you about this move to delay group FaceTime yes well it’s rolling out the next major iPhone and iPad update this fall iOS 12 and a lot of people very much looking forward to group FaceTime to be part of iOS 12 but Apple says they’re going to delay that now group FaceTime allows up to 32 people to video chat at the same time it also includes support for apples and emoji so users can chat with different digital masks on their face imagining like a business meeting with 32 people and you’re all like you know got a tiger face on or something Apple though apparently thinks it’s not ready so it looks like a secondary part of iOS 12 not sure how productive that meeting would be all right so children of three teens apparently are more connected to the Internet this is no surprise since I have a 42 at home than ever before I know nearly half to 10 to 12 year olds have their own smartphones that’s according to Nielsen by the time they’re teens 95% have access to a smartphone back-to-school season peak time for direct to kids marketing and they’re doing a lot of that marketing on the phone so I don’t know my kids will Google something look it up on Amazon and buy it on Apple pay and I get charged so whose fault is that Jane I show up I’m like guys look how much you’re spending on these order ease and they don’t listen yeah blame Gianna have a good day thanks

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