Black Friday shopping is powered by intense FOMOOD (Fear of Missing Out on Deals). The pressure of having to amass dozens of holiday gifts coupled with the frantic message that you'll never see these deals again often sends shoppers into a tizzy of overspending, eventually culminating in personal debt.
To avoid the deep despair that can haunt your bank account long after Thanksgiving weekend, heed the following tips shared with us by Ash Exantus, financial empowerment coach at BankMobile. The biggest takeaway? Keep your head in the game and don't get swept away by emotions (especially FOMOOD).