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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: People shop at the Macy's flagship store on 34th St. on Black Friday on November 23, 2018 in New York City. The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday is considered to be the start of the holiday shopping season, with shoppers heading to stores and online for deals.(Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

While Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful and eat until you feel like you may explode, the next day things shift from gratitude to greed. I’m talking about Black Friday. For some, the deals are just too good to pass up, but this is why you may want to just stay home instead this year.

  • You don’t actually need anything – Sure, those Black Friday deals seem hard to resist, but do you really need that 4K HD TV that’s now only $400? Probably not, so try to rise above the temptation.
  • Getting trampled just isn’t worth it – There’s a website dedicated to tracking injuries and deaths that happen from Black Friday shopping: blackfridaydeathcount.com. And that should be enough to keep you at home.
  • Reminder: you can shop online – You can order just about anything on the Internet, so if you need to get in on those Black Friday discounts, save yourself the trouble and get it online.
  • Avoid blowing your holiday budget – It’s easy to get wrapped up in the thrill of savings and end up buying stuff that’s not such a hot deal, so steer clear of the slippery slope by staying home.
  • Wait a day and support local businesses – Small Business Saturday is the day after Black Friday and it encourages shopping mom and pop stores in the community instead of giant corporations.