Halloween autumn-Kid in Orange Costume Biting Pumpkin g4b6b2dbcb_640It’s Halloween, time to get the treats ready, and maybe a costume for you and the kids, too.

I got a kick out of reading an article from my blog coach, J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy, on some good – and frugal costumes. Among them are static cling, wear normal clothes and safety pin socks and lint to it and Christmas tree, wear all green, wrap yourself in Christmas lights, and then plug yourself into the wall.

This year, 69 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, with the average person expected to spend $100 on the spooky holiday. Forty-seven percent plan to dress in costumes, with total spending for Halloween costumes estimated to be $3.6 billion.

Below is information from WalletHub on more facts and figures for Halloween 2022:

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For more than two decades, Rita R. Robison has been a consumer and personal finance journalist making her living by finding the best bargains, calling out the crooks, and advocating for regular people just like you and me. In that time, Robison has talked to so many people who feel like their money just isn’t getting them what they want, where they want to be, or the life they thought it would.

The purpose of her blog is to help you get what you want from your money. Robison covers financial goals, budgets, debt reduction, saving, smart choices for buying goods and services, and retirement planning. You’ll also find articles on safety, such as avoiding scams, looking out for rip off companies, and getting informed on the latest recalls.

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