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Thanksgiving Shouldn’t Empty Your Wallet

Posted By Alejandra Owens On November 23, 2010 @ 11:04 am In Money Talk | No Comments

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The holiday of being thankful shouldn’t also be the holiday of being broke — after all, turkeys and the other delicious food that goes into a Thanksgiving feast can be quite a strain on your wallet. So AARP took the initiative of putting together some tips on how to spend less [1]:
Perhaps the simplest way to cut the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is to rein in the number of dishes you serve. “People typically overspend on Thanksgiving,” says Kit Yarrow, a consumer psychologist and professor at Golden Gate University. “The more different dishes prepared, the more money spent.”
While Thanksgiving meals are traditionally about abundance, in tough economic times focusing on a couple of side dishes to go along with the turkey is a surefire way to reduce your grocery bill. Pick recipes that require just a few common ingredients that you probably already have in the house. Avoid complicated casserole and side dishes that call for expensive, exotic spices like saffron.
Check out the rest here [1]. (And have a Happy Thanksgiving!)


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