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Christmas Shopping Days are Numbered…and Named

December 1, 2011


Retailers know money is tight for shoppers this Christmas season and they hope some creative marketing will convince customers to spend money they don’t have.  You’ve heard of Black Friday, the first official shopping day of the holiday season.  You’ve heard of Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers offer their best sales.  […]

Dear Good Greatsby: Greatsby’s Homemade Gift Ideas

November 30, 2011


Today’s seasonal question comes from She’s a Maineiac, who seeks suggestions for Christmas on a budget. Dear Good Greatsby, Money is tight this holiday season, yet my kids are still expecting lots of expensive gifts. I’ve been out exhaustively hunting for great deals, but I’m fresh out of pepper spray. How can I convice them […]

Economists Predict 2.8% More Christmas Cheer

November 28, 2011


The Christmas shopping season kicked off last Friday in America, a day known as Black Friday, either because it signals the day many retailers are first “in the black” and become profitable for the year, or because of all the black eyes and bruises as shoppers elbow and trample each other, racing to claim the […]