Skip the Sales and Have Some Pie 3 Reasons Black Friday Isn’t Worth Your Time
The day of chaos will soon be upon us. In a few weeks, Americans will leave their homes with bellies full of turkey to descend upon retail stores in the feeding frenzy that is Black Friday. Sure, it’s a bit stressful, but with all the great sales and gift-giving holidays on the horizon, Black Friday is the best day to knock out that shopping list, right? Not really. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t bother with Black Friday. YOU WANT THE LOWEST PRICES If you’re waiting to get the best deals of the year, Black Friday probably isn’t the day to go out. While stores may offer one special item at an outrageously low price, the rest of the sales can’t compete with other times of the year. Headphones are cheapest in August, vacuums are more affordable in April, and if you’re shopping for the holidays, keep in mind that toys will be priced at their lowest 10 days before Christmas. YOU WANT THE BEST BRANDS Here’s an insider secret: Most stores get new inventory to advertise specifically for doorbusters and Black Friday sales. New TVs at 75 percent off will get lots of people in the door, but those
televisions aren’t the best brands. If you need a cheap dorm TV, then Black Friday is your day. But if you want a quality television to show off your 4K Ultra HD copy of “Avengers: Infinity War,” you’re better off waiting until after the New Year. YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY It’s hard for people to say no when they’re afraid they’ll regret not jumping on a deal when they had the chance. So they grab the $750 laptop because it’s $200 off, buy some new winter coats because they’re four for the price of three, and fill their cart with other incredible sales. Do you need 10 HDMI cables? Of course not. But when they’re on sale for $2.99 each, how can you say no to that bargain? If there is a specific item you want that’s on sale during Black Friday, like those cute department store boots or a PlayStation 4, then by all means get out there early and take advantage of the deal. But if you have a long shopping list, want to save money in the long run, or don’t know what you’re after, Black Friday isn’t worth the stress.
TeamSpotlight: MarjoriE Dellutri
A Simple Brine for SUCCULENT TURKEY
As most of you know, Marjorie is Carmen Dellutri’s lovely wife! But not only that, she is also our amazing CPA and has been since 2008. Before Marjorie made the switch to work at the Dellutri Law Group, she worked as a CPA for another company for 20 years. Not only is she a huge asset to our culture, but to the organization as well. Marjorie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, an MBA in business administration, and a master’s degree in taxation — talk about some experience!
Ingredients • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons kosher salt • 3/4 cup sugar • 1 carrot, peeled and diced • 1 large onion, peeled and diced • 1/4 cup celery, diced • 2 large sprigs thyme • 2 bay leaves • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)
Directions • In a large stock pot, bring salt, sugar, and 4 cups water to a boil. Stir until all ingredients are dissolved. • Turn off heat and add remaining ingredients. Place brine in the fridge, uncovered, until cold. • Add 6 quarts cold water to brine. Add turkey and submerge completely. Brine chilled for up to 72 hours.
When Marjorie isn’t working hard at the office, she loves spending time with her family, running 5k and 10ks, and traveling. Being a mother of four, grandmother, wife, business woman, and friend all at once certainly isn’t easy to juggle, but Marjorie makes it look easy! She does everything with grace, and we are so lucky to have her as a part of our team. Thank you for all that you do, Marjorie.
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