Nothing says “holiday shopping” quite like the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $59.1 billion on 2012 during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While 10% of shoppers rushed to the stores right after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners, others waited until Cyber Monday, with online shopping peaking at 11:25 a.m.… Continue reading
With the traditional holiday shopping season upon us, some retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day to kick-start early Black Friday deals, while most stores are sticking to a Friday opening. Online sales during Cyber Monday saw a 30% increase in 2012 – a percentage expected to rise this year, according to IBM Digital Analytics.… Continue reading
The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season may begin the day after Thanksgiving, but you can start saving money now. Snag great deals today with these early holiday shopping tips.
Have a plan and stick to it
Sale signs are a temptation, but be wary of giving in too them to quickly.… Continue reading
Children in spooky costumes, bags of good candy corn and scary ghost stories set the scene for an exciting night. With kids four times more likely to be involved in pedestrian-car collisions on Halloween, however, Oct. 31 can be one of the most dangerous nights for driving.… Continue reading
What youngster doesn’t get a thrill out of Halloween? From dressing up as their favorite goblin, princess or superhero to hauling in the treats, Halloween can be fun for kids. But before you let your costumed character out the door, know your community’s trick-or-treat night and hours, and keep these safety tips from the American College of Emergency Physicians in mind.… Continue reading
On July Fourth weekend, nearly every community in the country gathers on lawn chairs and blankets to watch the local fireworks display. There are dozens of spectacular shows in all 50 states, but a few use big budgets, specialty fireworks or even a live music soundtrack to stand out from the rest.… Continue reading