Talking Turkey

Making sure a big holiday meal isn’t a big drain on your budget.

One meal may not seem like a big deal for your monthly budget, but the financial drain of Thanksgiving might be more of an issue than you think. With the total average price tag on Thanksgiving weekend set at $302 and around 20 percent of that going to food for the big meal, turkey time has more of a chance to cause financial difficulties than you might think.

Really, anytime you have an event that falls outside of your budget, it can bring financial challenges, because often people don’t have free cash flow available to cover the added costs. As a result, these one-off expenses have a way of winding up on credit cards and costing more with interest added. But that’s just more debt to pay off – which can be tough if you’re already on a tight budget.

The information below can help you cut costs for Thanksgiving this year. If you’re struggling to stay ahead of debt, don’t wait until the end of the year to find the solution you need. Things are only going to get more expensive with the holidays. Call us at or complete the form to request help from a certified credit counselor today.

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