Do you know what I saw when I opened up my Google calendar the other day?
(It even had the green marks on it and all, weird!)
Apparently to Google, Black Friday is now a holiday! Only it really isn’t, unless apparently you live in California and some other states:
“Black Friday is not an official holiday, but California and some other states observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” as a holiday for state government employees, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday, such as Columbus Day.”
I’m sure Christopher Columbus would be proud #NOT (although he did partake in his own form of plundering for booty, didn’t he?)
But while there’s a million things I’d rather do than participate in the upcoming madness, I know some of you do love going out and finding deals, so I thought I’d prepare an official list for what you’re allowed to buy this week as dedicated Budgets Are Sexy readers.
Feel free to print copies and pass around to your colleagues :)
The Official List of What You’re Allowed to Buy on Black Friday:
- Personal finance books
- Personal finance courses
- Earbuds (to listen to personal finance podcasts!)
- Index Funds
- Real Estate
- Piggy banks
- “I Love Spreadsheets” Mugs
- In Case of Emergency Binders
- The “Box” from the Grammy nominated “Cash in a Box” song
And people say personal finance nerds are boring – HAH!
I challenge you to find anything more satisfying than the above list of items, thank you very much… ;)
So you go out and do your thing this Friday early am, and remember that buying things that give you a return are always better than things that don’t.
Unless you’re buying something for me – in which case, DON’T BE STINGY!!
Have a very blessed Thanksgiving everyone, and I thank you for your continued patronage :)
PS: For more Black Friday fun:
- 10 ways Black Friday is like sex.
- How I feel about Black Friday in Animated Gifs
- 7 Things I’d rather do than shop on Black Friday