Archive for November, 2010

Black Friday – America's Day To Shop

Posted on November 23, 2010 by Saldutti

For the past seven years, Black Friday has been the biggest shopping day of the year in both sales and customer traffic, according to ShopperTrak, which measures shopping habits.  This Friday is likely to see the biggest Black Friday in years, according to America’s Research Group.  According to the organization, 49% of American households are planning to shop on Black Friday, up from 40% in more typical years. Even before the name “Black Friday” was coined, the link between shopping and the day after Thanksgiving was set. In the wake of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt was pressured to move Thanksgiving…

Giving from the Heart … Doing it Smart!

Posted on November 16, 2010 by Saldutti

The holidays are a time of religious and moral reflection that inspires many people to reach out to those who are less fortunate. Less altruistically, but still just as important, donors need to make their end-of-year giving decisions by December 31 to qualify for a tax deduction in this calendar year. As a result, charitable giving swells between Thanksgiving and New Years. Many charitable organizations are fearful that giving will continue to be down this holiday season as it was last year. The recession has hindered American’s ability to support their favorite charities resulting in a decline in charitable giving…

Veteran's Day – Did You Know …

Posted on November 09, 2010 by Saldutti

This Veteran’s Day, Americans will honor all living military veterans.  This holiday originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors living military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the…

Election Day Trivia & Fun Facts

Posted on November 02, 2010 by Saldutti

You’ve studied the issues and cast your ballot. Now all that’s left to do is bide your time until the results start coming in.  To help you in that effort, we introduce some interesting voting/Election Day fast facts:  What is the rule to determine the date of Election Day? Election Day is the Tuesday on or after November 2nd Why is Election Day the first Tuesday in November? November was selected because the harvest work was done. Tuesday was selected because many people had to travel the day before to reach the polling place. Since most people did not travel…