Thursday, November 23, 2006

Black Friday

Same blog, different title. Why the change you ask? Well, for one, as much as I'd like to be British, I'm not, so calling me a chap is kind of silly - although the alliteration worked rather well. Secondly, I wanted to narrow my niche. While I am a cheap person overall, I am living on a budget and all the money that I spend or invest isn't actually mine, it's Citibank's. This limits how much I can risk, what I can buy, etc. Also, there are certain deals that may be more appealing to a cheap student like myself rather than the cheap population overall. The things that I'm interested in don't necessarily correspond to what a budget balancing soccer mom is interested in (although I was complimented by the cashier at Publix for how well I save money, especially for a guy). So at the risk of losing some readership from the general public, I'm going to focus more on what interests students - college students, grad students, and those wannabe students who graduate but still take advantage of campus resources and their "student" status. Thirdly, as a symbolic gesture, I want this to be sort of a community type blog (of course that is hinging on the assumption that people will read it). If you find a good deal or have a tidbit of advice, post in the comments section. I want to make this a collective effort rather than an individual one. Why? Because I'm lazy.

I do this all in the hopes that I write more since this is a topic I know very much about, yes, even more than food. When my computer broke, and I didn't have one at home, I spent a lot more time in the library. No, not studying, silly, I was looking up deals! I admit it, I spend a lot of time searching for deals, freebies, anything to help me be cheaper. Yes, I admit it, I'm a cheapaholic. If only I spent that time studying...... Back to the point. The point is, that I always find several good deals each day, but I don't necessarily take advantage of all of them because normally, it's for something I don't need. However, if I post them here, hopefully, others will be able to take advantage of the deals. I will sift through many deals each day, and I will bring the best right here to you, so you don't have to do the legwork.

What better way to start off the new blog than to start it off with Black Friday. I for one, won't be attending, but if you need something, tomorrow is the day to buy it. There are generous discounts at almost every merchant, and some places have already started their online Black Friday deals. If you google Black Friday, plenty of websites will pop up, so I will not go into too much detail. If you need a hot item such as a laptop, PC, or plasma TV, you may need to pack up your Thanksgiving leftovers and camp out in front of the stores tonight. If you live in South Carolina, you have an even better deal tomorrow since it will be a tax-free holiday. What a great deal! It won't be too hard to find many deals for this coming weekend, so I may not post much for a couple days, but here are some topics I will cover in the coming weeks:

- Student loans
- Credit cards
- Cash back shopping
- Selling and buying textbooks/books
- Selling on eBay
- Investing

If you have any other suggestions, please email/post in the comments!
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