The day after Thanksgiving – known as “Black Friday” – is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, when intrepid shoppers brave long lines and sometimes unruly crowds for legendary bargains.
A couple of theories profess how the day came to be called “Black Friday.” One theory credits it to the time of year when retailers typically stop operating at a loss and get “back in the black.” Another says Black Friday got its black eye because of traffic jams and other mayhem caused by frenzied shoppers.
So when Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season with heaps of hot deals, get ready to shop – but not till you drop. Instead, arm yourself with the following saving – and survival – tips for Black Friday:
How to know when your appliances have reached the end of their life.
When a major appliance in your home breaks down, you are faced with a decision: Do you pay to have the appliance repaired or do you replace it? According to Consumer Reports, the best choice in this situation will depend on the age of the appliance, its fair market value and whether it is currently under warranty.
Do-It-Yourself home décor is not only budget-friendly but also a unique way of expressing your family’s personal style. If you are itching to makeover your space but don’t want to break the bank, check out these DIY tips:
Halloween is creeping up! Yes, the holiday celebrating the scary and the sugary will soon be upon us. You don’t need to break the bank to have fun during Halloween. Our five low cost Halloween ideas are sure to please the whole family!
To be sure, Halloween is no longer just one day centered on children’s trick-or-treating. It has become a season unto itself. There are many ways that parents and kids can enjoy this highlight of the fall. Plan a spooktacular Halloween with these five ideas for enjoying the spirit of the season without having to spend a lot of money.
“What do you want to be?”
Ask a child that question any day of the week and you’re likely to hear “doctor,” “lawyer,” “teacher” or even “computer geek” but ask that question around Halloween time and you can forget the career track. Expect to hear answers ranging from “angel” to “vampire.”