I’m sitting here trying to clear my inbox, which got rather stuffed over the past two days with all the bargains and deals to be had during Black Friday. I’m excited to share such low prices with you. But I’m also, frankly, feeling a little bit nervous.
Nervous that all the enthusiasm and exclamation points about Black Friday on frugal blogs, including mine, may motivate a reader to buy something they weren’t planning on… don’t really need… and maybe can’t even afford.
So, I just want to press pause for a moment and say, “It’s not a bargain if you don’t need it, weren’t planning to buy it, and can’t afford to pay cash for it!”
In that vein, I’d love to encourage you to go read a GREAT post from Jessica at Life as Mom, who shared her 5 Questions to Ask Yourself on Black Friday. These questions are spot on — I actually think they would be quite useful anytime you set out to the stores. Most especially when you feel that impulse-to-buy starting to overtake your motivation-to-save.
… and now back to our regularly scheduled program.