‘Tis the season to buy stuff for me. Is that how it goes?
Apparently that’s the trend. This is a multi-faceted cultural shift, according to a Washington Post article by Michelle Boorstein entitled Americans increasingly stuff holiday stockings with gifts for themselves.
Of course when the country is in an economic recession or downturn, people defer purchases and then — naturally — make them when items are on sale. Black Friday is the kick-off for the holiday buying season,