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Halloween Money-Saving Advice From Around the Web

A look at tips from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers about saving money on costumes, crafts and decorations.

Did you know that Halloween is the second-biggest commercial holiday after Christmas? Americans spend an average of $6 billion a year on purchases for this spooky day. Kevin Cobb details how that money is spent in his Hair Raising Costs of Halloween infographic on the H&R Block Block Talk blog. The numbers are absolutely frightening!

For tips on how to save money this Halloween, here's a roundup of advice from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers:

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19 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Halloween [Savvy Sugar] "Seeing that the average person is estimated to spend around $75, let's slash those costs by celebrating All Hallows' Eve in these thrifty ways."

10 Cheap DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas (Indoor & Outdoor) [Money Crashers] "Whether you throw a Halloween bash, or just want to impress the neighborhood trick-or-treaters with your haunted mansion, you can decorate on a budget for Halloween, and still have the most impressive house on the block. "

55 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults & Children [Coupon Sherpa] "We've come up with 55 easy and creative costumes for adults, children, couples and groups that won't cost you an arm and a leg, unless you're a real zombie, that is."

7 Fun and Frugal Halloween Crafts [Financial Highway] "Rather than spend big bucks on pre-made plastic doodads this fall, why not turn the holiday’s decorating requirements into a family event and try your hand at some fun holiday crafts?"

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10 Unique Halloween Treats That Kids Love -- But Rarely Get! [Len Penzo dot Com] "Most of the treats [my daughter] finds in her trick-or-treat bag every Halloween that she considers to be among the best are NOT your typical fun-sized candy bars."

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