You wake up early, pull on your tennis shoes, roll your neck and stretch your arms, review your route and line up at the starting line to await the signal.
No, it’s not marathon time. It’s Black Friday.
But let’s be real: Black Friday isn't for everyone. It takes a certain type of personality to navigate this national shopping holiday and actually come out ahead—and it doesn't matter whether you have a lot (or a little) money to spend. If you're a good Black Friday shopper, you can stay within budget and blow everyone away, scoring perfect gifts at deep discounts. But if you don't know how to navigate Black Friday, it will most certainly stress you out and lead you to overspend.
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That's because on this day, the stores are like casinos: Even though some people win big, overall, the house always comes out ahead. And for every person who scores a flat screen TV for $150, there are ten other shoppers who get caught up in the craze and wind up in the red.
Which will you be?
To help you find out, we’ve put together a personality quiz that will tell you whether this fateful Friday, you should go strong or stay home. And as a bonus, each question will give you a tip on making the best of this retail frenzy ... should you choose to.
Find out whether you've got what it takes to master Black Friday.
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