From ghosts and goblins to Frankenstein and vampires, nothing is quite as scary this Halloween as the final receipt for your costumes, decorations and even that candy you plan on passing out this year.
When you think saving money, the holiday that doesn't come to mind very often ironically is Halloween, since you may be one of those consumers that doesn't dress up, pass out candy or even consider going to a costume party for one minute.
For that group, you're not really interested in saving money since you really don't spend any either. That said, you might find yourself in the norm for this quirky, scary and terribly fun holiday to celebrate. Halloween is about excess, over the top displays but also spending more money than you would ultimately like to.
The issue with Halloween as it relates to spending is that you really don't think much about what you're buying since most of it is fairly by the book: candy, costumes and decorations. Most Halloween consumers don't really gather receipts or check bank statements since it is more of a throwaway holiday that doesn't include buying gifts.
Because that isn't part of the regimen, Halloween often spirals out of control when it comes to spending money. With that, your Halloween routine could use a serious budgeting overhaul. This isn't to suggest that if you're buying costumes for the entire family that you need to round up some old bed sheets and starting cutting holes into them to make a set of seriously lame ghosts.
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