The sense of retail urgency appears to have subsided as a result of the current state of the economy and better educated shoppers. But if you are much braver than I am, use these tips to use for Black Friday Weekend.
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Identity theft and financial fraud usually increase between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. So, what are the top scams to watch out for this holiday season?
The day after Thanksgiving, "Black Friday," is also an American tradition, and it's the most visible symptom of what's really dragging down our middle class: we consume too much from overseas, and we don't produce enough here to make up the difference.
Cyber Monday represents a fantastic trend that benefits both consumers and small consumer product businesses. Needless to say, consumers love the idea of getting their shopping done in less time, with less hassle, and while sitting at home in their pajamas.
Some of us get all the food we could stuff into Tupperware, and others are grabbing a nibble. This truth is a spiritual crisis. The goal must be shifted away from survival and excess and to a discipline of eating for fullness.
Rather than delivering us to the peace and fulfillment of a love that will never end, the Black Friday ritual hollows us out, leaving us only with a hunger that can never, ever be satisfied.
I'll be spending Small Business Saturday shopping in my own neighborhood of Red Hook, where small businesses like Baked (a cookie shop) and Erie Basin (a vintage jewelry boutique) were nearly devastated by Sandy.
Melissa saw that there was a real benefit she could provide for stressed-out parents like herself with a thoughtful meal plan that creates five delicious, budget-friendly, and healthy dinners out of just 20 ingredients each week, thus the name The Fresh 20.
While the overall world of technology evolves faster than the speed of light, there are some areas in our day-to-day lives that remain primitive and surprisingly inconvenient.
Banks are putting more credit cards into customers' hands, and the percentage of late payments has been inching upward -- two more signs that our post-crash caution is beginning to slightly wane. Is that a good thing? That depends: cliff or no cliff?
Doing your homework can save you some hard-earned cash as well as prove to be a fun experience for you and your loved ones this Black Friday.
A new survey says that most Americans will have 9.2 paid vacation days leftover at the end of 2012. Don't be a statistic! Plan ahead and book your next vacation on Black Friday or Cyber Monday -- when travel deals abound.
Wanted: Store Associates who will work for low pay, poor working conditions, erratic schedules -- including working on Thanksgiving Day -- and not enough hours to qualify for health care.
Each year I'm flummoxed by the kickoff to our holiday season. Let's bring family and friends together to give thanks for what we have on Thursday, and then trample our fellow man at 5:00 a.m. at a local Walmart to purchase cheap electronics on Friday?
If you are still concerned about having enough money to complete your shopping list this year consider trimming back on your list or spending less on each person. Another option: look into making gifts or offering to do something for someone instead.