Black Friday and Holiday Shopping Survival Guide -- TheStreet Special Report

The holidays can be a daunting time for consumers, investors and Corporate America.

Just look at the typical holiday playbook. An endless number of retailers offer confusing promotions and increasingly, send them straight to your mobile phone. Then there is the anxiety of planning one's portfolio for the year ahead. And of course, there is always that one company that drops an earnings warning that shakes up Wall Street five days before Christmas.

Then there is the Amazon (AMZN) factor and the general shift that is occurring at the brick and mortar staples such as Sears (SHLD) , Macy's (M) , JC Penney (JCP) and the lot of legacy players. Ruthless.

So, to help you, the frenzied consumer and investor, navigate the holiday season, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and everything in between TheStreet is tackling a series of stories. They are set to roll out this weekend and span through the end of the year, and will examine everything about the holiday season and planning for 2018.

What retailers will benefit? What can consumers look for in good and bad deals? How do you finance you expenditures? All those questions and more will be answered in TheStreet's "Holiday Season Survival Guide."and more will be answered in TheStreet's "Black Friday and Holiday Shopping Survival Guide."

Check back here for updates throughout the week:

TheStreet's "Black Friday and Holiday Shopping Survival Guide" series aims to help you, the consumer and the investor, navigate the holiday season, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and everything in between. Through a number stories, videos, graphics and other multimedia elements TheStreet takes a look at the biggest challenges of the season, the winners and losers from the shifting retail environment and much more.

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