Author Archives: Jeffrey Strain

What’s Open and Closed the Day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday)

Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is a huge consumer retail day with Black Friday sales going on at practically every retail store across the US. The Friday after Thanksgiving isn’t a federal holiday, but because it lands right … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

Thanksgiving Day used to be a day where consumers could pretty much assume everything would be closed for the day, but that’s no longer the case. While the vast majority of institutions will shut their doors to let families celebrate … Continue reading

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What Time Do Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day?

Over the last few years, consumers have seen Black Friday creep into Thanksgiving Day when it comes to sales at retail outlets, and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. While there are still stores holding out and refusing to … Continue reading

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Stores Open and Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

It wasn’t too long ago that all major retailers remained closed on Thanksgiving Day waiting for the stroke of midnight to open their doors for all the black Friday deals. That’s no longer the case. More and more retail stores … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

As the holiday season approaches, it can get a bit confusing as to what is and isn’t open on certain days. This is especially true now that more and more stores are opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day instead of … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You Should Skip Shopping Thanksgiving Day Sales

The official start for shopping for the holiday season used to be Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That’s no longer the case. Pre-Black Friday deals started to get promoted the day after Halloween, and now the official start to … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open or Closed Thanksgiving Day and Weekend 2014

It used to be easy to tell what was open and what was closed on Thanksgiving Day because virtually everything was closed. That all started to change a few years ago when retail outlets began opening their doors on Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Will Using Credit Karma Hurt Your Credit Score?

One of the questions people often have when using free credit score sites like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle is whether using them will ultimately hurt their credit scores. This question usually arises because they hear somewhere that checking … Continue reading

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List of Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day 2014

Thanksgiving Day isn’t all about turkey, family and football. It used to be primarily about these with thoughts of holiday shopping to get great Black Friday deals reserved until the stroke of midnight on Friday, but that’s no longer the … Continue reading

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List of 50 Stores Not Open on Thanksgiving Day 2014

There was a time when Thanksgiving Day meant major retail outlets were closed for the day. That’s no longer the case. Even though it only started three years ago with a few retailers making the decision to open their doors … Continue reading

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Does it Matter Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Don’t Give a FICO Score?

A common criticism that people direct at credit check websites like Credit Karma is that the free credit score that they offer you is not an actual FICO score. Credit Karma gives users the options of 3 different types of … Continue reading

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The Best Target Black Friday Deal 2014

I’m not a big fan of Black Friday simply because, for the vast majority of people, they aren’t really getting deals. Most people are simply paying less for something they wouldn’t have otherwise purchased at full price, and when you … Continue reading

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Biggest Divorce Settlement Ever? Oil Tycoon Ordered to Pay $1 Billion

It’s not often you can say that after a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement, the monetary outcome could have been worse. For oil tycoon and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources Harold Hamm, that’s actually true for his situation. Court … Continue reading

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18 Restaurants Offering Free Meals or Appetizers for Veterans Day

It’s becoming more popular for restaurants to offer freebies of some type to Veterans on Veterans Day. While the offers were usually for a free side or dessert, more and more restaurants are offering free meals to former (which sometimes … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Veterans Day 2014

It can often get confusing remembering what is and isn’t open on US federal holidays like Veterans Day. While federal holidays do apply to all federal non-essential workers, the same is not true for those working in the private sector. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on November 11, 2014

It can get confusing when federal holidays such as Veterans Day roll around as to what is and isn’t open. Many times, federal holidays don’t seem like a holiday at all. A good example is Veterans Day. This is because … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Veterans Day 2014?

It can get quite confusing when federal holidays roll around because it’s often not apparent what businesses will and won’t be open. There is no standard answer, and some businesses which are closed on some federal holidays are open on … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Veterans Day 2014?

When it comes to holidays and what is and isn’t open, it can get confusing even for the most organized of us. This is especially true for holidays such as Veterans Day, when some establishments close their doors for the … Continue reading

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What is Gray Thursday?

If you have never heard the term “Gray Thursday” (also being referred to as Black Thursday) you will begin to hear it more and more in the years to come. It looks like last year securely entrenched itself as the … Continue reading

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Huge Six Pound Gold Butte Nugget Sells to Mystery Collector for $400k

The finder of a huge California gold nugget is a mystery. They buyer of that nugget is also a mystery. And to round it all off, even the price paid for the nugget is a mystery. The 6.07 pound nugget … Continue reading

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