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Tricks, Treats and Too Many Bills

TRICKS, TREATS AND TOO MANY BILLS a Scary Snapshot of Halloween Spending 7 in 10 Americans plan on celebrating Halloween this year. How much do we spend for the perfect scare? 2010 2011 2012 2011 2012 2008 2010 2008 2009 2009 2011 2012 2008 2010 2009 What's the Average Expense per Person? = $10 $72.31 spent per person overall = $10 $21.05 spent per person on candy Tips to Help Avoid the Horror of High Halloween Spending.... Reuse parts of past costumes (shoes, gloves, leggings, etc.) Swap costumes with your friends Check costume makeup from last year to see if it can still be used Don't over-buy candy if you live in a low-traffic Trick or Treat area Bake/decorate your own Halloween cookies instead of buying them at the store Reuse decorations from past years Sources: [1] http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=News&op=viewlive&spid=D1197 [2] http://adage.com/article/news/halloween-spending-expected-scary-good/230071/ [3] http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=Dashboard&id=54 CONSOLIDATED CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES, INC. TM When debt is the problem, we are the solution. Money on Decoent $1.58 Billion $1.23 Billion $1.63 Billion Money Spent on Costumes $1.88 Billion $1.88 Billion $2.10 Billion Money Spent on Candy $1.75 Billion $2.05 Billion $2.52 Billion $1.77 Billion $2.5 Billion $1.52 Billion $2.78 Billion $2 Billion $2 Billion

Tricks, Treats and Too Many Bills

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Although Halloween isn't an extremely expensive holiday, it is nestled in between the two most expensive shopping seasons of the year – back-to-school and the winter holidays. With so many added exp...

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