Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a season of many holidays. No matter which holiday you celebrate, there are always spending decisions to be made. Consider the benefits and costs of holidays. How does one enjoy the holidays and keep within a budget? Use the Tampa Bay Times NIE Supplement All About the Benjamins to help your students understand thrift. Much of the background material came from sayings in Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac(k) - written under the pseudonym of "Poor Richard" or "Richard Saunders." The publication ran from 1732-1758 and sold well in the American colonies, with 10,000 print runs per year. Activity: Students read the document and use the Tampa Bay Times newspaper to find ways to spend wisely and be thrifty so they can be healthy wealth and happy for the holidays. For the rest of the calendar year, we will post daily sayings from Benjamin Franklin to share as bell ringers with your class.