1. Hosting Thanksgiving at your place: The host is usually stuck paying for things like napkins, table cloths, decorations and most of the food. To help out your wallet rotate who hosts Thanksgiving with your family members.
2. Traveling: Driving or flying can add up each year especially if you are visiting out of state relatives. The solution could be to host next year’s Thanksgiving and see your relatives every other year.
3. Buying your cakes and pies: Pumpkin pie and pudding could be a Thanksgiving tradition but making your own cake or pie could be cheaper. If you don’t know how to bake ask relatives to bring their favorite dessert instead.
4. Going to the movies: The average price of a movie ticket is now $8.61. Renting a movie from Redbox or your local library is a much cheaper option. Netflix or Hulu are cheaper options as well.
5. Making too much food: This isn’t a problem if you don’t mind eating leftovers. However it’s good idea to get an exact head count on how many people you’re hosting. Once you know how many guests you’ll have, don’t go overboard with the food.