Is Black Friday Dead: How to Survive the Holidays & Score the Best Deals with Trae Bodge

Have you ever found yourself on a cold early November morning after waking from a turkey-induced tryptophan coma, standing outside the mall in your pj’s or whatever you can grab at 4:30 in the morning, waiting for a store to open on Black Friday and thinking, “is this really worth it?” I sure have, and although most of us do a majority of shopping online these days, I had a puzzling question that I needed to find an answer to, “is Black Friday dead, or should we really still care about this retail-related made-up shoppers “holiday” the Friday after Thanksgiving?” 

Our pod friend, resident shopping expert, and accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator, Trae Bodge, is here to answer this question and so many more for this special Black Friday shopping episode to kick off the holidays. We talk about what you can save the most on for Black Friday this year, how to financially survive the holidays with the rise in inflation, and how to cultivate a healthy mindset when all those Black Friday shopping headlines try to lure you into spending even more money, is Cyber Monday still a thing, and so much more. I’ll let Trae give you all the juicy Black Friday details. Buckle up and let’s start talkin’ and shopping.


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