November 20, 2009

Money-Guy 11-20-2009

Some people love Christmas or Thanksgiving or maybe New Year’s or Valentine’s day, but, while I do enjoy these holidays very much, there is one day each year that holds special significance for me. You probably guessed it… that day is Black Friday. [What do you expect? I’m the ‘Money-Guy’ 🙂 ]

Black Friday, if you didn’t know, is the Friday every year that follows Thanksgiving Day. On this particular day, retailers decide to go crazy. They begin to offer amazing sales on both small and big ticket items, sometimes offering 50% – 75% discounts. For those of you who love saving money, which I have to believe is most of you, it is not hard to see how you can turn Black Friday into a planning opportunity.

As you listen to the show, I will walk you through some of the things I look for when I do my Black Friday research and shopping. I also share some of my favorite shopping sites such as TGIBlackFriday.com, PriceGrabber.com, and DealCatcher.com. I hope these tools can help you find the best deals out there and really give you a chance to stretch your dollar as far as possible.

Towards the end of the show, I wanted to do a segment I call,  “How I Know I’m Getting Old”. This doesn’t have a whole lot to do with financial planning, or even getting your financial house in order, but maybe some of you out there share some of these same thoughts, or even have a funny story or realization you want to share. Feel free to tell us about your “Getting Old” revelations! I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

FILED UNDER: Featured, Podcasts



Most Recent Episodes

The Best and Worst Types of Life Insurance!

No matter how much you know about finance, you’ve definitely heard about life insurance: maybe from commercials pitching it as something to buy your baby, or a family member or friend that got into the industry. Is life insurance worth getting or something you should...

How to Recover From 4 HORRIBLE Financial Mistakes!

In our nearly four decades of combined experience managing money, we’ve seen some horrible financial mistakes - here are the four worst we’ve seen first-hand and what you can do to avoid making a similar mistake. In this episode, you’ll learn: The worst financial...

New Data: Active Investments Are Better Than Index Funds?

A new research paper is out that claims active funds from two large providers, Vanguard and Fidelity, beat their own index funds. Are active funds beating index funds? What’s going on here? Let’s find out! For more information, check out our free resources...

Why Americans Are Actually Broke! (2023 Edition)

Americans might be bad with money, but you don’t have to be. In this episode, we discuss the underlying reason why Americans are so bad with money and how you can do it better. In this episode, you’ll learn: Common financial pitfalls you should avoid Practical steps...

Build Wealth With the 3 Bucket Strategy! (By Age) 2023 Edition

We believe there are three distinct taxable buckets you have the option of investing in for retirement. We’ll talk about how to balance those buckets by age and show a case study by age that shows what your buckets may look like! In this episode, you’ll learn: The...

Debt Ceiling Crisis: World’s Financial System at Risk?

Should you be worried about the debt ceiling crisis? Although political leaders have so far been unable to come to an agreement, we'll tell you what history says will happen and what it means for your finances. For more information, check out our free resources...

Financial Advisors React to INSANE Money Advice on TikTok!

Is financial advice on TikTok all bad or is there some good advice out there? Check out our brand new TikTok react show where Brian and Bo give their honest reactions to trending financial advice. Enjoy the Show? Sign up for the Financial Order of Operation (FOO)...

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Taxes in 2024

Tax season is over for most of us, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop thinking about your taxes! Planning out your tax strategy in advance can save you time and money on your taxes. In this Q&A, we’ll discuss the line items on your return to pay attention to...

Average 401(k) Balance by Age (2023 Edition)

Are you doing better than the average American at saving in your 401(k)? We'll talk about basics of a 401(k), including new limits, employer matches, and vesting schedules, how many millionaires are created by 401(k)s, and of course the average 401(k) balance by age....