Yet another US import seems to have made its way over to this country. This is an annual marketing opportunity for retailers called Black Friday where they have lots of offers on the Friday following thanksgiving day in the US. See the highlighted link or the video above for more about the history of it but beware the video does include some strong language as well as interesting history and facts.
So if you are a spender I guess you might be excited by this and if you are then you might also need to get your finances in order. With that in mind I saw a good article last week about this weeks Financial Planning Week being run by the institute of financial planning which you can read about at the links above and get a copy of their free DIY Guide. So if you are trying to save up more to invest but are struggling with your finances then hopefully these might be of interest to you and help you towards your financial goal.
Of course in the Financial world there are also references to Black Friday and more recently during the 1987 crash Black Monday which ironically because I have included a link comes up in blue. When I worked in the city and markets were up strongly with lots of blue to indicate rising prices on the screens we would say it was a blue day and actually a red day for when it was down, although black has become recognized as the descriptor for really bad days.
So for me as an investor rather than a spender and as a music lover I definitely prefer a Blue Monday to a Black Friday.