The holidays are a time of excess in all things: food is gobbled, booze is chugged, family comes in droves, and above all, money is spent like it's going out of style. If you're tired of waking up every year on January 1 with a negative balance in your checking account, it might be time for you to start building a holiday budget.
It's been a few years since the name "Black Friday" actually matched up with the day of the sale. Since 2007 onward, Black Friday store hours have not so subtly crept from early Friday morning to early Thursday evening. While a few select stores are taking a stand against this trend this year, it doesn't look like it's going away any time soon.
Walmart's not shy about telling the world that their goal is to win Black Friday every year. And they do, with aggressive pricing, innovative inventory strategies, and sheer force of will.
It's hard to believe, but Black Friday is now just 13 short days away, and with a few notable exceptions, most of the major 2015 Black Friday ad circulars have been released.
I think it's time for an intervention. Put down the fancy mascara your aunt got you for Christmas 2007. Take your head off the pillow you've been sleeping with since childhood. I know you love these things, but your relationship with them is no longer healthy. It's time to let go.
Honestly there are so many really great deals in the Best Buy Black Friday ad that we had a hard time narrowing it down just to a top few.
We totally predicted this. And if you want a sneak peek at the 2016 Target Black Friday ad, well, then, we're got a little of that here, too. That's because this year's Target ad bears a striking resemblance to last year's ad - in all the right ways.
We thought Black Friday retailers might be taking a step back from Thanksgiving Day sales. After all, stores like REI and GameStop came out swinging against the Black Thursday trend, with REI going as far as to close on Thanksgiving and Black Friday AND give its employees two days paid vacation to frolic in the great outdoors. But if JCPenney, Kohl's and Target's Black Friday hours are any indication, Black Thursday is here to stay. Here's our roundup of the latest Black Friday ad leaks and the hottest Black Friday news.
Veterans Day is this Wednesday, November 11, and many businesses are offering freebies, discounts and deals for veterans and active duty service members in honor of the many brave sacrifices they've made for this country.