Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Avoid Halloween Retail Traps

Published October 2012: eHow Money

Avoid Halloween Retail Traps

Article Excerpt:

Americans are expected to spend more than $8 billion to celebrate Halloween this year, according to financial expert Andrea Woroch. Retail traps such as store displays, creative marketing and inflated claims of discounts can take your budget and your holiday to a spooky place if you don’t anticipate — and avoid — some of the gimmicky temptations of the season. Continue reading

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How to Spend Less on Halloween

Published October 2012: eHow Mom

How to Spend Less on Halloween

Article Excerpt:

For many families, Halloween’s one of the most fun nights of the year — but costumes, parties and decorations can seriously stretch a budget. In 2011, the National Retail Federation predicted that Americans would spend more than $1 billion on children’s costumes alone. A spooky time doesn’t have to break the bank, though. With some creativity and cost-saving tips, this ghostly holiday can spook the entire family without incurring a scary credit-card bill. Continue reading

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