On the Benefits of Escaping Family and Going to Europe for Thanksgiving

Last Thanksgiving I took a secret trip to London and Paris.

How I Learned to Give Back — And What It Taught Me

An interesting and unexpected thing happened once I decided to be more generous with the rest of the world — I became more generous with myself.

The One With the Worst Pie Ever

The cost of making Rachel’s traditional English Shepherd’s Trifle, just in case you wanted to.

Get Behind Me, Thanksgiving

With each passing year, Thanksgiving has become a battlefield of anxiety and espionage.

The Cost of Spending Thanksgiving in Mexico

We were excited to trade long airport lines and expensive cross-country flights for leisurely beach strolls and cheap tropical drinks.

Do You Have a Separate Budget Line Item for Thanksgiving Dinner?

When I made my November budget, I asked myself whether I should make a separate line item for Thanksgiving dinner or whether I should roll the total up into groceries.

The Things We Buy On Vacation

Don’t Feel Bad If All You Bring Is Wine

Thanksgiving Is the Ultimate Cheapskate Holiday

Buy One Thing: A Meat Thermometer