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November 2017

3 Reasons you should Skip Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.  It has been noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping due to plenty of deals that are advertised. As Black Friday has evolved, stores have begun opening on Thanksgiving day and many of the sales stretch into the following week.

Although 30% of annual retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas, that doesn’t mean that Black Friday shopping is for everyone.  While your friends and family are checking out the Black Friday deals, I encourage you to skip Black Friday shopping this year.  Here are 3 reasons you should skip Black Friday shopping:

3 Reasons you Should Skip Black Friday Shopping

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Money-Saving Life Hacks Just In Time for the Holidays

The latest post is sponsored by PSECU, Pennsylvania Credit Union.  As you know, thoughts are always my own.

The holidays are just around the corner, which means there will be a lot of added expenses.  A few of those expenses include holiday gifts, decorations, and food.

If you are looking for new ways to save money over the next few months, check out this infographic with several money-saving life hacks by PSECU.

Money Saving Life Hacks

These hacks aren’t difficult and they only require small changes to your lifestyle.

Even though it is cold outside, you can still hang clothes on an indoor clothes rack.  Earning points or rewards when purchasing gifts is a great way to save money throughout the holiday season.  There are so many online streaming options today that allow you to cut your cable bill.  Instead of getting a pop or an alcoholic beverage at a restaurant just get water.  While that pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks may be calling your name, there are ways you can make a similar drink at home for a fraction of the cost.

Think of all the wonderful gifts you could buy with the hundreds of dollars you saved through these little changes.

Learn more about other ways to save money this holiday season from these posts:

 

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