Nearly one quarter (24 percent) of consumers will shop today, according to Consumer Reports. That’s an increase of about 4 percent since last year. Only 38 percent of consumers have started shopping, a decrease from last year. The numbers come from a survey of more than 1,000 people.

Did you go shopping today? Tell us. We’d love to know how many Clark Howard listeners got started on filling their holiday wish lists.

Nov. 23, 2007.