Black Friday!

So, are you going to do it? Are you going to jump head first into the holiday shopping season this year on the first official day of it? Black Friday, or the Friday after Thanksgiving, has marked the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season since at least the inception of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924 and is now an American obsession.

Doorbuster sales on the season’s hottest items lure shoppers into the stores, and with the current recessed economy, these sales could be the best ever. I’m sure you’re seeing tons of ads on TV and in the newspaper about all the great deals going on in the stores near where you live.

The Line at Target on Black Friday

I’m obviously encouraging everyone to go out and spend spend spend. That’s what we need in this economy, and that’s what’s fun about this time of year: hunting for deals and treating your loved ones with special gifts.

So I wish you well on your Black Friday adventures, but I probably won’t be joining you. There’s a myth that Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but that’s not true. It’s usually the Saturday before Christmas, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll procrastinate until then (or later). And you’ll save your receipts!