Q: I love Black Friday but I worry about the risks. With the possibility of being trampled or of my credit card being compromised, there's so much that can go wrong! How can I protect myself without missing out on the biggest shopping day of the year?
A: Black Friday does pose some serious risks to shoppers, but with the proper safety measures, you can happily join the bargain-hungry crowds on Nov. 24.
1.) Plan ahead
Planning ahead means you'll spend less, be out of line faster and decrease your risks. Sites like BlackFriday.com can help you plan your day and find the best deals.