The feast is over, the guests have left… but what about all that extra food? You’ve got turkey and gravy and mashed potatoes and cranberries… Don’t eat the same leftovers for every meal. Not when you’ve got these recipes to be thankful for!
A friend shared these recipes from Chef Anthony Stewart, Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami. Did you know that the average American consumes an estimated 4,500 calories over the course of Thanksgiving day alone? That may mean ingesting as much as 2,000 milligrams of salt. And it’s not just the big meal, it’s all the snacks and drinking that leads up to it.
4 delicious Thanksgiving recipes on the lighter side
College is more expensive than ever. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average total cost of college has more than doubled since 1982. And it’s not just the price of tuition that’s gone up; the price of textbooks, associated supplies, and student housing has gone up as well. At some schools the price of housing is as or more expensive than the tuition! For a college student who wants to focus on studies, balancing study time with time required to work to pay for expenses can be an overbearing task. Fortunately there are more options than working three jobs on top of a full time schedule.
How to lower the cost of college
Living in the country can be just what the doctor ordered, but rural areas have expenses just like urban ones do. Figuring out how to slash these costs can make your time out of the city even more fulfilling, offering financial stability that accents your new country freedoms.
13 ways to live cheaply in a rural area
Regardless of which subject area you plan to pursue in college, the living arrangements you choose can make a big difference in your academic success. Generally speaking, you have two main options: living in the dorms or getting an apartment of your own. Both can work depending on your personal needs.
Pros and Cons of Dorms v. An Apartment
Last week, the CDC reported that rate of autism in the US has risen yet again – now 1 in every 45 children is diagnosed with autism. While some may choose to chock this up to “changes in reporting,” there is no denying that autism is everywhere. As the mother of a son with autism, I will tell you first hand that it can be a very expensive disability, but if you want to see change in your child, you can’t afford to skimp on therapies, diet and other interventions you find helpful. The Autism Action Partnership states that “the lifetime cost to support an individual with autism is greater than $3.2 million.” Hopefully, we can help.
14 ways to lower the cost of autism expenses
You’re about to be hacked! Sorry to break it to you that way. But there are so many hackers working to steal the identities of regular folks. In fact, you may have already been hacked. If you bought a Lenovo computer as recently as Spring 2015, it may have been shipped with adware, malware, root kits, viruses, and other nasty bits already installed. These days, many Windows PC computers get hacked.
Three things you may not get back if you are hacked
A friend shared these five apps to save money and manage your cash flow during Christmas and the winter holidays. You may even find some of these cash flow apps are useful for New Year’s Eve and your New Year Resolutions.
5 Apps to Save Money this Christmas
Stocking stuffers are a great chance to get creative and silly. Why just go for a handful of candy canes when there are so many FUN items? We’ve compiled a list of fun items for teens, tweens, kids… and kids at heart.
20 Unusual Stocking Stuffers Ideas.
What’s on everyone’s wish list this year? Tech, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, whose survey revealed that two-thirds of Americans plan to give the gift of gadgets this year. Young people especially are hoping to find technology under the tree, as are a majority of Millennials. But if knowing what your friends and family want this holiday season is great, the all-too-easy ability to blow a budget on tech gifts can make shopping a daunting proposition. Luckily help is here!
10 tech gifts that are budget-friendly – and super trendy right now
Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner can be pricey, but did you know how many brand name items you can buy at your local dollar store? You can save on food, items for food preparation, even table decorations… everything but the turkey!
32 Thanksgiving Deals at Your Local Dollar Store.
How many of these bad habits do you have? As the online shopping season gears up, even more people than ever plan to shop online this holiday season. I’m loathe to point fingers at you because I, too, have some of these bad habits. However, there is time now to recognize where we are putting ourselves at risk, accept we are not perfect, and take action.
How many of these 7 online shopping mistakes are you making?
Crowdfunding is an incredible concept. You ask your friends, family, and community for money – and they give it to you! Crowdfunding has transformed lives, made dreams come true, and raised money for earnest causes across the globe. Until recently, it was mainly used for business causes and other noble social causes like raising funds for medical expenses. Today, with an aim of saving personal finances, investors, travelers, retirees, birthday boys and girls, or anyone else can launch a crowdfunding campaign with various funding goals, and pass it to family, friends and social networks.
6 things you had no idea you could crowdfund
Halloween has a reputation as a kids’ holiday, especially among the DIY set where cheap party ideas – think spaghetti masquerading as brains – reign supreme. But why shouldn’t adults participate fully in all the frightful fun that kicks off the holiday season? From ghoulish goodies to magical mixtures, there is plenty for grownups to enjoy!
15 ideas for a frugal adult Halloween party with the right amount of scary (more…)
At just 23 I began thinking about saving for retirement. Many people think that saving for retirement should begin once you’re
too old to enjoy things “comfortable,” which really means once you won’t have to make any sacrifices. This mindset might be why the average American retires with just $129,000 at age 65! While $129,000 may seem like a lot of money, after inflation, it is nowhere near enough, considering healthcare and home care costs that might become necessary. So, how can you save more without earning more? Money Looms‘ retirement calculator has an intriguing answer.