Category Archives: Holidays

Is the Post Office Open on New Year’s Day 2015?

The first federal holiday of 2015 lands on the very first day of the year, and beginning the year with a holiday sometimes causes confusion on what is and isn’t open. For those who have small businesses or need to … Continue reading

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How to Properly Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time again. Christmas is over and you might be wondering how to get rid of your Christmas tree. According to the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA), leaving your tree in the trash or “on the curb,” is not … Continue reading

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Are Banks Open on New Year’s Day 2015

What is and isn’t open can be confusing when it comes to federal holidays. That’s because even though official federal holidays apply to federal agencies, they don’t necessarily apply to private sector companies. It’s up to each company to decide … Continue reading

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Five Great After Christmas Sales Deals You Haven’t Considered

You have heard it time and again to buy Christmas cards, wrapping paper, ornaments and other Christmas items after December 25 to use in 2015 as a way of saving money. These are all great tips (you should be doing … Continue reading

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Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2015

The two best known stock markets in the US are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ. The two together are generally considered “the stock market” when people are discussing stocks in the US. Both the NYSE and … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Christmas Day 2014

Most people assume everything is closed on Christmas Day, and for the most part, they would be correct. There are, however, some exceptions that are worth noting, especially for those who will be out and about on December 25. While … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open and Closed on Christmas Day 2014?

For those who have spent the last month shopping to get ready for Christmas, most would think the last thing anyone would want to know is what stores are open and what stores are closed on Christmas Day. The fact … Continue reading

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Are Any Stores Open on Christmas Day 2014?

The vast majority of retail stores are open on Christmas Eve, but the same can’t be said for Christmas Day (Click here for┬ámajor retailers holiday hours). In fact, there’s an assumption made by many that all stores are closed on … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Store Hours for Last Minute Shoppers 2014

If you’re one of the many people who procrastinates so much you need to shop on the day before Christmas, then it’s important to know what times stores are open on Christmas Eve. This is especially true since many stores … Continue reading

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Costco Holiday Hours for Christmas

Update: Costco 2015 Holiday Schedule There is a growing trend for stores to extend their store hours in the days leading up to Christmas to give the last-minute procrastinators more time to get all the gifts they need to buy. … Continue reading

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Walmart Holiday Store Hours for Christmas 2014

There are quite a few consumers who leave their holiday Christmas shopping to the last minute. A Walmart study on the top reasons why these shoppers procrastinate on their holiday shopping found 40% were too busy with other holiday season … Continue reading

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Macy’s Christmas Store Hours 2014

There are a lot of people who don’t get all their Christmas shopping done in time, and retail stores know that. To help these last-minute shoppers, many retail stores are extending their store hours in the days before Christmas (although … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Christmas Eve 2014?

With the holiday season upon us, and Christmas just around the corner, many people are wondering when banks will be open, and when they’ll be closed so they have enough money for the holidays. There’s a bank holiday schedule for … Continue reading

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Target Christmas Store Hours 2014

If you are one of the many who are a last-minute Christmas gift shopper, retail stores are extending their holiday hours with you in mind. While most stores will be closed on Christmas Day, many are significantly extending their holiday … Continue reading

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Strange Things Found in Salvation Army Red Kettles in 2014

It’s the time of year again when red kettles from the Salvation Army stand outside many stores with a bell ringer trying to capture your attention to deposit a few coins and dollar bills into the pot. While that’s what … Continue reading

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National Parks Free Entrance Days 2015

For those who love to visit US national parks, there are always a few days a year where you can gain access to them at no charge. Each year these free entrance days change a bit, and the list of … Continue reading

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When Is the Last Day to Send Christmas Cards and Packages 2014?

If you are planning to send out Christmas cards and packages this year, it’s important to know the last day you have to send those items so they reach the recipient before Christmas Day. Your final day to send out … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Christmas Eve 2014?

As Christmas approaches, and letters and packages need to get out, people begin to wonder about the United States Postal Service (USPS) holiday schedule. Most people realize the post office will be closed on Christmas Day, but they aren’t quite … Continue reading

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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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