Five Fun Financial Facts:
Halloween - #1 of 5

Five Fun Financial Facts: <br>Halloween - #1 of 5
October 28, 2016

Americans are expected to spend a record $8.4 billion this Halloween, up a billion dollars from last year.

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Brittany | 10.21.16 @ 15:38
I knew that people spent a decent amount of money for halloween, what with costumes, candy and parties, but I never knew it was nearly THAT much!
Erin | 10.21.16 @ 15:44
These pink taxes drive me up a wall. There is no reason that item for females should cost more than those for males. Anyway, it's crazy the amount of money that is spent on Halloween, but it is such a fun holiday, so it really doesn't surprise me. I know we have been putting more than our fair share into costumes and fun fall activities with the kids over the past several years.
Jane | 10.21.16 @ 16:05
Wow. I had no idea we spent that kind of money on Halloween. I don't have the kind of disposable income that could drive the amount so high.
Zanna | 10.21.16 @ 16:10
Halloween is fun, but it's crazy how much costumes and packaged candy cost these days! I like the after-holiday sales, and often buy a costume for the next year then. We also buy half-priced candy to throw at the parades - usually the packages are only Halloween-y on the outside, not on the individual candies.
Patricia | 10.21.16 @ 16:32
wow, We are by far against the average! This year I got 250 pieces of candy from Amazon for less than $10 and the kids are going to be glowing stick figures, so I am just buying a bunch of glow sticks from the dollar store! But I have seen the prices of some of the non-DIY costumes, and can see how quickly it adds up. Glad my parents taught me the best costumes are homemade!
Wanda Langley | 10.21.16 @ 17:04
I can not imagine spending that kind of Money for Halloween. A couple of Bags of cheap Candy for the Kiddos is enough for me
Chrisitna | 10.21.16 @ 20:15
I love Halloween, but don't find I have to spend a lot each year to have fun :). I love getting things on sale after Halloween and building my collection!
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