Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Beware Black Friday Spending!

I wish everybody a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving! I hope enjoy the day with family and friends.....and, of course, food.

We all know that "the day after" is Black Friday. This is a "make or break" day for many stores during the holiday season. However, this does NOT have to be a "make or break" day for your and your finances.

With that said, if you are going to battle the crowds this Friday, please bring a set amount of money with you and do not go beyond amount. Also, if you know that you are frequently tempted to use credit cards or department store cards, leave them at home. In the long run, you will be happy that you did, especially if you tend to carry balances from month to month.

The cash back and bonus points rarely make up for all the money spent and interest charges incurred. To me, it's not worth it.

Stay tuned for more!

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