3 Stocks to Profit From Increased Middle-Class Spending

These retailers will likely benefit as middle-class Americans find some extra cash to spend.

With the price of gasoline edging down (at least for now) and incomes rising a little, even the long-battered middle-market consumer has some extra bucks to take to the mall. Here are three retailers that cater to this group and are likely to benefit:

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Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com, is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.