Top 5 ways to save money this Thanksgiving

  • 4. Don't prepare too much food

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    Leftovers are a typical Thanksgiving tradition (as is overeating), but traditions are no reason to fix far more food than everyone will eat. Quite a few leftovers go to waste every year, as families get sick of eating the same things day after day.

    If you have an accurate head count for the holiday, you should have a pretty good idea of how much food to prepare. You can also have creative backup plans for any leftovers instead of just living off turkey sandwiches. Consider using your leftover turkey creatively by including it in casseroles and salads, or perhaps a nice turkey chili.