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Mom's buying power

It's so secret that many moms control much of the household spending.

Now that smartphones have become ubiquitous, moms have become a "shopping force" and retailers and marketers are taking notice, according to this Washington Post article.

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The article points out that moms are becoming early adopters of smartphone technology. That doesn't surprise me, given moms I know are major multitaskers -- whether they're working moms or stay-at-home moms or in between.

I've had a smartphone for a long time but since I switched to a iPhone earlier this year, my online consumption has skyrocketed to a point where my husband constantly reminds me to stop checking my phone. I also do a lot of online banking, mobile shopping, reading and other things on my phone.

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In response to moms' voracious use of smartphones, companies and retailers are trying to understand their habits and turn that information into dollars.

What made you switch to a smartphone? Has it made you more efficient or less so? And do you think it's a good idea that marketers are trying to cater to moms?


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