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How to have a happy, budget-friendly Thanksgiving


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How to have a happy, budget-friendly Thanksgiving

How to have a happy, budget-friendly Thanksgiving
Good news for those on a tight budget: Canadian Budget Binder says you can throw a memorable family feast without breaking the bank.

Money-saving tips including co-hosting Thanksgiving dinner or making it a potluck, preparing dishes from scratch rather than purchasing them ready-made, watching for seasonal coupons and decorating with found objects and produce from local growers.
Thanksgiving: Being thankful on a budget

What to expect from Canada Pension
Do you know what your government pension will look like when you retire? Retire Happy lists some maximum amounts, and explains what you have to do to receive them. Important advice: Don’t count on getting the maximum.
How much will you get from Canadian Pension Plan in retirement?

Pumpkins: Turn up the heat
If you think the only thing to do with a fresh pumpkin is to carve a face into it, make this the year you try something new: roasted pumpkin soup. Joyous Health takes the intimidation out of the roasting process and when you’re done, you may never look at a jack o’ lantern the same way again.
Roasted pumpkin soup with cumin and nutmeg

The job that refreshes
“If you can’t change your job, the next best thing is to refresh it!” So says Jobacle. How? Everything from asking for a raise, to transferring to a new department, to changing up your commute to work. And when you’re done, make a list about everything you like about your job, and be thankful for it!
How to “refresh” your current job

Give your guests a luxury hotel-style welcome
Expecting company for the long weekend? Yummy Mummy Club shares five tips from hotel insiders for making your home extra welcoming for guests. You might know about folding the end of the toilet paper into a point, but have you tried putting rolled hand towels in a basket? How about making soap curls (easier than it sounds, apparently)?
Hotel secrets to make your house holiday-ready

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