A Practical Guide to Surviving Black Friday – Episode 278

November 11, 2020

Even though there are likely going to be fewer individuals actually going shopping in person the Friday after Thanksgiving this year, Black Friday is still a majorly important time for deals. These days Black Friday has transcended time and place- it includes multiple days and even an entire season of scoring really low prices on gifts. This can provide some relief to our bank accounts as we search for gifts for friends and family for less than we can normally get these things the rest of the year. But on the flip side of the coin, this time of year can really strain our personal finances. There’s the temptation to overspend and consume more than we need to and because of this, many American’s end up with boatloads of debt come January. There are a number of different problems that arise during this consumption-driven time of year. In this episode we highlight some of these ‘Black Friday Foibles’, why they’re a big deal, and then we discuss what to do about them.

Here are those Excel and Google Sheets shopping list templates that we mentioned on the show. It’s so incredibly important to get organized with your holiday spending so if you don’t already have a method for keeping up with your spending, start there!

During this episode we enjoyed a Caliente Aqui by Tripping Animals! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times!

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