Affordable, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Every Situation

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Halloween is the best when you’re a kid. A night out with all your friends when everyone wears funny clothes and there’s free candy everywhere? Yeah, that’s an 8-year-old’s dream.

But in college, the holiday gains a second wind. A campus full of goofiness and the perfect excuse to act like a child? Sounds pretty great (I bet there’s candy around too). The problem? Well, many college students aren’t necessarily known for planning ahead—and that can lead to spending a big chunk of change on a costume at your local Halloween store.

If you’re still looking for something to wear tomorrow, you came to the right place. Check out these cheap, last-minute ideas to give you the perfect ‘stume for any scenario.…

Scary Cheap DIY Decor And Freaky Food For Halloween

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Halloween is arguably the best holiday on the calendar. It’s fun at every age to dress up, transform your apartment into a haunted house, and use it as an excuse to eat loads of junk food. It’s no wonder most people stretch it out and celebrate for an entire week (or even the whole month of October!)

Fortunately, it’s also easy to impress your Halloween party guests without breaking the bank. On a low budget, you can produce a spectacular array of DIY decor and freaky foods. Here are a few tips.…

How Halloween Taught Me To Be Money Savvy

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I was recently in the costume section of a Walmart, picking up some pink leggings for my Piglet costume (my boyfriend is being Winnie the Pooh).

While lost in nostalgic memories of trick-or-treating, a miserable mother next to me broke into a rant about what a “hassle” Halloween is: purchasing costumes, the mess of the pumpkin carving, and cavities, cavities, cavities. I was struck silent.

This is my (slightly delayed) response to that cranky lady: Halloween has taught me some of the most valuable lessons I’ve ever learned about being money savvy. So kindly shush.…

5 Of My Biggest Financial Nightmares

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, because it’s the only occasion in which I indulge fear.

For the rest of the year, I diligently avoid horror movies and ghouls to the best of my ability because I hate being scared. But come October 31, I feel obligated to lose a few nights of sleep to nightmares.

Ghosts and goblins aside, what really keeps me up at night are financial fears. Here are my top five financial nightmares. (As “nightmares,” they may not all be 100% likely to happen—but that’s what makes them so scary!)…