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Retail Stores Open and Closed on Easter 2017

By , April 14th, 2017

When holidays in the US approach, it’s always a challenge to know which stores will be open and which stores won’t. That’s because there is no set criteria which determines whether a store remains open or not. Whether it’s a federal holiday or a religious holiday, each store chain gets to decide for themselves. This […]


Why You Should Skip Making New Year’s Resolutions

By , January 2nd, 2017

It’s that time of the year again. My guess is that you’re beginning to think about putting together a list of New Year’s resolutions if you haven’t already begun to do so. If you have started and you’re planning to make some this year, I think you should consider skipping them. That’s right. Don’t even […]


What’s Open and Closed on New Year’s Day 2017

By , December 30th, 2016

With the first day of the New Year also comes the first major holiday. As with many holidays in the US, knowing what is and isn’t open can be confusing. While New Year’s Day is one of ten official federal holidays, it doesn’t make it a universal holiday in the US. There’s no set black […]


Are Banks Open on New Year’s Day 2017

By , December 28th, 2016

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 whether or not they want to give their employees the day off, and this often […]


Is the Post Office Open on New Year’s Day 2017?

By , December 28th, 2016

The first federal holiday of 2017 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 get mail out this time of the year, the question, “Are post offices open on […]


What’s Open and Closed on Christmas Day 2016

By , December 22nd, 2016

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 most services will be limited, there are enough places open to get by for those […]


Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Christmas Eve 2016?

By , December 20th, 2016

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 most institutions, so if you need to talk with a teller to get your banking […]


Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Christmas Eve 2016?

By , December 20th, 2016

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 as sure about Christmas Eve, the day after Christmas, and Christmas weekend. This is especially […]


Christmas Eve Store Hours for Last Minute Shoppers

By , December 16th, 2016

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 close earlier on Christmas Eve than they normally do on a typical weekday, while others […]


2017 Federal Holiday Schedule

By , December 16th, 2016

Since not all calendars list the day and date of federal holidays, these are days you’ll want to add to your calendar. There are ten official federal holidays each year. While some remain the same date each year, others may land on a different date or day each year. For those needing to know the […]

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