Dan Roccato from Quaker Wealth Management made his annual Black Friday appearance. This year, offered up some fabulous tips so you can stay dept free over the holidays.
5 simple strategies to stay out of debt this season:
1. Start saving now - during next 5 weeks, save as much as you spent for Christmas last year. (e.g. $500).
3. Get Free shipping. December 17 is "free shipping day" for many retailers.
Check out freeshipping.org
4. Use your smartphone and download daily coupons from your favorite retail shops
5. Pay cash
Winter Weather Advisories take effect for our northwestern countines Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning. Snow will overspread the area from south to north Sunday afternoon.
The snow will bring light accumulations of 1-3" before mixing with sleet and rain by evening. Eventually the mix will become all rain.
Rain lingers into Monday morning washing away any accumulation. However, watch for icy roads Sunday night.
Victims of Hurricane Sandy will soon have a special place to shop. The non-profit ‘Where to Turn’ group and volunteers from the ‘Secret Sandy Clause Project’, turned an empty storefront on Arthur Kill Road into a very special toy store. All of the toys will go to children who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
Smearing lip balm on your eyelids may seem an odd way to spend your weekend. Dr. Robert Cykiert would even tell you it's a really stupid way to spend your weekend. But a quick Twitter search on a Friday or Saturday night reveals plenty of kids doing just that. They call it 'beezin'."