Washington, DC - The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87.

Washington, DC - Ask Rusty - Survivors Benefit vs. Retirement Benefit:

Dear Rusty:  I am a 58-year-old widow, born in 1958.  My husband, born in 1953, was collecting Social Security Disability benefits when he died, worked throughout his lifetime and had earned enough credits to be eligible for regular Social Security benefits had he lived long enough.

Billings, Montana - They really know how to celebrate Thanksgiving in Montana.  Police in Billings have been handing out frozen turkeys instead of tickets to traffic violators, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. 

Rochester, Minnesota - Acute back pain, particularly the kind where one wrong twist can send you into severe pain, changes every aspect of life, at least for a few days. Sitting, lying, walking, eating, sleeping - during every single activity, you protect yourself from the pain.

Rochester, Minnesota - It isn't easy to prepare home-cooked, healthy meals all week long. But your chances of success are much higher if you're not starting from scratch every night. Realizing this, dedicate a small chunk of your weekend to getting a jump on healthy cooking for the week. Tackle one or two easy, time-consuming cooking tasks while you binge-watch your favorite TV shows. Or simply roast a chicken while you work in your garden or read a novel.

Hoboken, New Jersey - You may assume the answer to the above question is an emphatic yes. After all, you earn your own income. You pay your own bills from your own bank account. You call the shots in your own life. But if you believe you're truly independent, there's a good chance you're wrong, says Greg Miller. That's because independence true independence isn't what you think it is.