An intelligent way to shop this Black Friday

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Who doesn’t love shopping? Black Friday is really a great time to get the things you want for great prices and even save on Christmas gifts. However, a lot of people blindly shop and end up buying things they don’t really need just because they are discounted. Have you ever given thought to true value of the things you purchase? This black Friday, how about you invest in something that will give you great returns in the future?  Invest in your career this Black Friday.

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Career-related things to shop for

There are great online courses that are on special, some discounted up to 96% that is really a steal and can’t think of a more valuable way to spend one’s cash than to invest in personal and professional development.

Udemy is one of the places that are offering massive Black Friday discounts on their courses.

Also check out Educba which offers online courses on a variety of things including Finance, Data Science, Software Development, Project Management, Marketing, Human Resource, and more.

Then for our Financial Gurus and Investment Specialists there is WallSteetMojo where you can learn Investment Banking, Financial Modelling, Equity Research, Private Equity & more.

And when you are ready to apply for a more senior position or looking for a better paying job with your newly acquired skills, EliteCV has amazing Black Friday discounts and will upgrade your LinkedIn profile, CV,  and/or Portfolio with fantastic content writing and some really dope designs that will position your career for success.

Wait, when is Black Friday?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 29. That’s the latest that Black Friday can fall in a calendar year, which means there’s one less week between Black Friday and Christmas than last year. You’ll have less time to get your shopping done, but we’re hoping some of the best deals may last longer. Wired

BONUS TIPS

“Last year, our research found that 70% of Black Friday doorbusters were available, at least briefly, at the store’s web sites,” Dan de Grandpre, “So, consider ditching your trip to the store to shop online instead. Definitely bring your smart phone or tablet with you to the store.”  Forbes

One of the worst things you can do is purchase items blindly without a shopping list. This is true whether you shop online or in-store. Shopping without a specific list causes you to spend more and purchase items that you don’t need. By creating a shopping list with specific items, you avoid falling into the trap of buying unnecessary stuff.  Tom’s Guide

Black Friday shopping is faster, more manageable, and more fun with a friend or relative – ideally, someone shopping for the same recipient pool, like a spouse or sibling. Before you arrive at the store, divvy up shopping duties. For instance, you go to cosmetics and electronics, and your partner goes to apparel and sporting goods. You’ll save time, avoid duplication of effort, and probably pick up a story or two in the process. Money Crashers

Make sure you’re following all the brands you might want to shop at come Black Friday on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to hear about offers or further discounts. Be careful though: there are plenty of fake deals to be found on Facebook and elsewhere. Fraudsters create attractive looking deals, which they post on Facebook asking users to ‘like’ and ‘share’ the advert to boost it to the top of news feeds and target a wider audience. The Telegraph

Gift receipts generally include a description of the item purchased but not what you paid for the item. Including these receipts inside gift boxes will make returns or exchanges easier for the gift recipient. The recipient might be turned down for returning or exchanging the item without proof of purchase, or could risk receiving an exchange for the current selling price of the item. The Balance

HAPPY SHOPPING! Elite CV

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