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    11.26.13 Giving Thanks for Tax Refunds—Tax Guidance for the Pilgrims That Applies Today

    A pilgrim’s life was never easy. They worked hard in harsh environments with untold risks and dangers. However, after all their efforts (and provided they survived the elements, wild animals, possible starvation, and other risks) it was time to celebrate. Hence the great and possibly best holiday of them all: Thanksgiving.

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    11.21.13 How to Help Your Wallet Survive Black Friday

    It’s coming…Black Friday! But who really wants to get up at ungodly hours and go wait in line at a store in the cold when you’re still trying to digest all of the turkey you ate the night before?

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    11.12.13 Why Thanksgiving May Cost You More This Year

    The American Farm Bureau Federation has been tracking the average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 30 years. When the group first began tracking the cost of a Thanksgiving meal in 1986, the average dinner for 10 people cost around $28.74. In 2012, that same meal cost approximately $49.48, an increase of more than 72%.

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    11.07.13 How to Save on Your Utility Bills This Winter

    Last year’s warmer winter meant a drop in natural gas prices and winter utility bills – people simply used less gas to heat their homes. If we face a more seasonable winter this year, homeowners and renters could be in for a modest increase in utility bills this year.

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