The holiday season is officially upon us, folks. Thanksgiving is next week and millions are gearing up to not only stuff their faces with turkey and pumpkin pie, but also to shop until they drop on Black Friday. I won’t be venturing out on Black Friday, mostly because I have a date with my sofa and Max, and we plan to slip into another food coma. My Thanksgiving eating is a serious, two-day love affair, and no sale can compete with it! But I know many consider Black Friday a family tradition that they look forward to every year. Done right, it can be an epic adventure with victorious tales of finding good parking and short checkout lines and the happiest of endings with money saved and great gifts purchased. I’ve put together a few guidelines and some tools and apps to help you win on Black Friday.
I tend to be a people pleaser, which is both bad and good. It’s good because there is nothing wrong with wanting to make others happy, except when you put their needs and opinions before your own, then it becomes bad. There have been instances where my people pleasing ways have gotten me into trouble, like when I used to tease my hair to Jersey Girl heights to fit in and be taller. I kid; I kid. Sort of. It did technically make me taller. 🙂 All kidding aside, my desire to please others also made me more susceptible to following the herd, especially when it came to how I spent my money. And that is bad.