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You’re Spending WAY Too Much on Halloween

A recent survey shows Americans plan to spend $7.4 billion on Halloween this year. Let that sink in for a minute. Seven. Point. Four. Billion. Dollars. Spent on faux spider webs, fun-sized Twix, and plastic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes—all stuff that’s good for a day, or at best, maybe a week. Before I became a mom I had visions of my darling angels trick-or-treating in delightfully crafted homemade costumes. Spending money on Halloween was for chumps, I declared, unaware of how soon I’d be knocked off my artisanal high horse. This year, I’m ashamed to admit that at least 20 of … [Read More...]

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