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Buyer beware, not all Black Friday deals are really deals

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Black Friday shopping is a craze because consumers want to save as much money as possible on gifts or other items they’ve waited to purchase on sale. But some items may actually be more expensive on Black Friday. According to an analysis of several popular purchases, more than 17 percent of the items evaluated by WalletHub were actually more expensive for the day after Thanksgiving this year than they are regularly priced. WalletHub lists ten specific items studied where half…

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CFO Jeff Atwater reminds consumers to plan before braving Black Friday crowds

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The days after Thanksgiving have become the top shopping weekend of the year for many retailers and the National Retail Federation expects more than 135 million Americans will shop retail deals over the holiday weekend. While Black Friday deals may be enticing, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services say shoppers need to make a plan and a budget before braving the crowds. Most financial planners say shoppers should spend no more than 1.5 percent…

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