Cost isn't just about what you can see, at least not immediately anyway, which is what the Hidden Cost of Thanksgiving infographic points out this turkey season.
Most people calculate cost based on what they spend immediately. Although that is not necessarily incorrect, it's not exactly correct either. Things like electricity, health and most importantly time are not considered in these equations. While it's easy to see what transactions you've made to purchase all the delicious ingredients for stuffing and dessert, the time spent researching, browsing, shopping, cooking, working out at the gym and even driving back and forth from the grocery store and gym should be taken into account. As the Hidden Cost of Thanksgiving infographic converts the cost of a Thanksgiving meal, readers can pull out a pen and paper to see how much their own festivities actually costs.