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Dont Allow This Halloween to Be a Financial Nightmare   By PRWEB

(PRWEB) October 17, 2012

Between costumes, decorations, and party expenses, Halloween can stretch a tight budget to the breaking point but it doesnt have to. Here, American Consumer Credit Counseling shares five easy tips to help consumers save money on Halloween essentials.

Its amazing how quickly a single night can turn into a money pit, said Steve Trumble, CEO of Newton-based American Consumer Credit Counseling. If youre not careful, the costumes alone can set you back hundreds of dollars. But theres no reason for Halloween to be a budget killer, as long as you keep some simple strategies in mind to save money.

Make it yourself
Sure, store-bought costumes and decorations are fancier, but its a lot cheaper to put together your own. Be creative: The Internet is awash with do-it-yourself costume ideas. With just a handful of supplies and a bit of effort, you can make virtually any costume, and the materials cost virtually nothing compared with those elaborate, store-bought ones. Making your own decorations is even easier, and your kids will have a blast making their own scarecrows, cobwebs, and skeletons.

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