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10/4/2021 12:01:00 AM
Guest Column
Distracted America
Consumer habits are changing as we spend more time at home

J. Cain Leonard, CEP®
Leonard Wealth Management


Over the last year, many have seen their lives impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ways in which we work, live, and communicate have drastically changed, to say the least.

It’s difficult to predict what other aspects of life may alter before we’re through this period of history. Still, data has emerged that suggests the way we relax has already adapted. In response to a steady media diet of troubling or sad news, it seems we’re all looking for a distraction.

Your Own Silver Screen - Consumer spending on subscription streaming rose by 21% to $12.2 billion in the first six months of 2021, suggesting we’re watching more media at home than ever.1
A Nation of Gamers - Video game sales at brick-and-mortar stores hit $5.6 billion in March, an 18% increase over a year ago. Digital sales are expected to push this startling figure even higher.2
Stay in for Takeout - Due to the increased number of us ordering delivery, the online food delivery services market is expected to grow from $115.07 billion in 2020 to $126.91 billion in 2021.3

These are just a few of the distractions Americans are finding as we all work toward happier, healthier, and safer times. As always, let me know if you’d like to chat about the above, the economy, or any other topics you’re pondering. I’m always here to help.

J. Cain Leonard may be reached at 704-735-7427 or cain@leonardwealth.net
Leonardwealth.net

This material was prepared by MarketingPro, Inc., and does not necessarily represent the views of the presenting party, nor their affiliates. This information has been derived from sources believed to be accurate. Please note - investing involves risk, and past performance is no guarantee of future results. The publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If assistance is needed, the reader is advised to engage the services of a competent professional. This information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for the purpose of avoiding any Federal tax penalty. This is neither a solicitation nor recommendation to purchase or sell any investment or insurance product or service, and should not be relied upon as such. All indices are unmanaged and are not illustrative of any particular investment.

Investment adviser representative of Leonard Wealth Management, LLC. Investment Advisory Services are offered through Leonard Wealth
Management, LLC a NC Registered Investment Adviser. Insurance services are offered through Leonard Insurance Solutions and Leonard Wealth Management, LLC and Leonard Insurance Solutions are affiliated.

Citations
1. Tvtechnology.com, August 11, 2021
2. Fortune.com, April 16, 2021
3. Globalnewswire.com ,April 27, 2021



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