Prepare To Spend 13% More On Thanksgiving Dinner

Here's a fun fact you may want to bring up over Thanksgiving dinner (if you're looking to forward to hearing Uncle Jimmy's annual rant about how President Obama is ruining the economy): The cost of a typical Thanksgiving dinner increased $5.83 this year. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, a dinner for 10 including turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie mix, pie shells, whipping cream, peas, stuffing, rolls, sweet potatoes, whole milk, and other items will cost $49.20, up from $43.37 last year. The meal includes leftovers and only averages out to about $5 per person, so enjoying a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner is still more frugal than having fast food feast.

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