Are you ready to burn off your Thanksgiving dinner calories while hunting for Black Friday deals? Did you know that the first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was on Sept. 24, 1869, when the U.S. gold market crashed and two Wall Street financiers worked together to buy up as much as they could of the nation’s gold and sell it for profit?  Now, the term is linked to retailers who would supposedly earn a profit and “go into the black” on the day after Thanksgiving because of the holiday shoppers.

If you decide to be a part of the Black Friday shoppers, here is an article from the Washington Post to help you with your shopping.