Thanksgiving: A Look at Gratitude and Finances

There are a lot of great traditions families have when it comes to Thanksgiving. Sometimes it’s food related, such as a secret family recipe for candied yams, deep frying a turkey, or just knowing exactly what dishes to expect at the table. Perhaps your family always participates in a local Turkey Trot race, or watches the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or takes turkey coma naps after the big meal.

There are all kinds of traditions that our families look forward to every year on Thanksgiving, but gratitude is something that can be practiced and expressed every day of the year, and can actually have a positive impact on your finances.

2016, A Year In Review

It’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome with open arms the New Year, 2017! Or if you are a little traumatized by what 2016 had to offer, perhaps just a firm handshake and a scrutinizing look towards 2017.

There are a lot of Year in Review lists out there. You’ve got your standard lists offered by all the news outlets of course, the lists of top songs, movies, TV shows, etc. There’s lists of top YouTube videos and Tweets, and yes, even cat videos. 2016 was definitely a year to remember, so we thought we’d share

Christmas Music and Scenery to Help Get In The Spirit!

There are Christmas Scrooges among us. Chances are, you’ve got one or two in your family that will be spending a few days with you this Holiday season. Don’t let them dampen what some may call your “overzealous” Christmas spirit! I mean, you can never have enough twinkly lights, am I right? Bah Humbug on that electrical bill!

To help you in your annual quest to put everyone in the Holiday spirit, we present you with

Thanksgiving Facts to Impress Your Family and Friends


Golden turkey, cooked to perfection. A table covered in everything from candied yams to pumpkin pie and all those calorie-laden goodies in-between. Family and friends gathered around the table sharing stories, laughing, and well, maybe even a few shouting matches and tears. Falling in to a turkey-induced sleep in front of the TV that is blaring football or maybe the Macy’s parade. And of course, hopping in the car with the family either to try and take advantage of all those Black Friday sales, or to be the ones that just love to watch the chaos unfold.

Ah, Thanksgiving, how we love your time-honored traditions!