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2018 Sam’s Club Hours and Holiday Schedule

By , December 11th, 2017

Sam’s Club strives for customer satisfaction, especially since it’s competing with Costco. Whether this occurs by offering wonderful prices, special membership benefits, or easily accessible store hours, Sam’s Club¬†is known¬†for customer service. While it is possible to shop at Sam’s Club without a membership, for most who shop there regularly, it makes sense to purchase […]


2018 Costco Holiday Schedule

By , December 7th, 2017

Costco is one of the¬†major retailers which closes its warehouse doors more often during the year than others. Many retailers have recently started opening their doors on holidays. However, the Costco¬†holiday schedule includes more closed days than, say, Walmart. The company¬†does not follow a federal holiday schedule, but they do have certain days that they […]


Why Are Bonuses So Heavily Taxed?

By , November 30th, 2017

The holidays bring along celebrations, gifts, and, for some, bonuses. If you’ve received a holiday bonus in the past, you know that they are usually heavily taxed.¬† Well, why is this and can you lessen Uncle Sam’s tax bite? Why Bonuses Are Heavily Taxed You’ve probably wondered why your bonuses are so heavily taxed. It’s […]


What’s Open and Closed on Black Friday?

By , November 24th, 2017

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 after a holiday and right before a weekend, some businesses decide to take the day […]


List of Stores Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017

By , November 21st, 2017

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 on Thanksgiving Day to get an early jump on the holiday shopping season, it’s now […]


What Time Do Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day?

By , November 21st, 2017

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 open on Thanksgiving Day, more and more stores are, and they’re opening at earlier and […]


What is Open and What is Closed on Thanksgiving?

By , November 21st, 2017

In modern times, when we think of Thanksgiving, we primarily think of family, feasting and reflecting on things we appreciate. Black Friday has become a part of this celebration and really took off following the 1924 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Retailers quickly saw how the discounts drew in crowds for Christmas shopping and a tradition was […]


Top Notch 401K Advice

By , November 21st, 2017

Saving for retirement can be a very heady thing to think about. But you want to start thinking about it as soon as you get a job. There is no sense in trying to earn money and spend all day in a cubicle that you hate without socking away money for your golden years. You […]


Is Costco Open on Thanksgiving Day 2017?

By , November 20th, 2017

Thanksgiving Day used to be a day to spend at home with family eating turkey, watching football and napping. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, was the day for shopping and doorbuster sales. Over the last few years stores like Walmart have started opening on Thanksgiving Day to kick off their Black Friday sales early. […]


Is Target Open on Thanksgiving Day 2017?

By , November 20th, 2017

It has been the center of controversy for a few years: what time are retailers opening for Black Friday shopping? Many retailers have taken to opening their doors on Thanksgiving for early Black Friday customers. In fact, some of the biggest deals of the season will be available on Thanksgiving Day, a day that used […]

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