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The Turkey's stuffed, but is your wallet empty?




Thanksgiving: How can a holiday with no gifts seem so expensive? If you're cooking for a group of family or friends, check out our story about how to save money this Thanksgiving.

A few ideas for cheap decorations: Collect fallen pinecones to put in a bowl as a centerpiece, or have your kids make pinecone turkey place cards. Or layer red, yellow, orange and green legumes in a clear vase or hurricane and top with a candle for another festive centerpiece. Not only are beans less than $2 a bag, but when you get sick of turkey you can rinse them off and make soup.

Let's hear some of your tips. What are you doing to save money this Thanksgiving?

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[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:46pm]


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