Have a Safe and Savvy Halloween skeleton hand on money

Money Saving Tricks, Treats, and More!

It's that time of year again - the weather is crisp and cool, the leaves are changing, and the pumpkins are ripe for the carving! While most of us will avoid our regularly scheduled parties or gatherings this year, there are still so many reasons to love Halloween. Here are some money saving ways to enjoy this great holiday, even if the current climate is a little...scary.  

DIY Costumes

The best costumes these days are often the most creative ones. Visit Google, YouTube, or Pinterest to find endless options online, and see what you can use around the house. It's a great time to clean out your closets for fall, and you can use the old items to build or create something new.   

Tricks and Treats

Check in with your neighborhood groups and city chambers to learn how your community is handling Trick-or-Treating this year. Some neighborhoods are hosting socially distant trick-or-treating events, while others are avoiding the tradition all together. Make sure you know so you don't overpay for candy or decor, or end up with disappointed children. If you do have a socially distant trick-or-treating, consider a costume with gloves and masks!  

Virtual Halloween 

Most of us will save money by cancelling our usual Halloween parties, plans, or gatherings. If you just can't miss out on all your favorite traditions, try a virtual Halloween! A virtual Halloween party will not only cost much less, but you can still enjoy a costume contest, pumpkin carving, games, candy eating, horror movie watching, ghost stories, and more! You could also just turn on one of your favorite scary movies and enjoy a spooky evening alone.  

Whatever your plans to have a happy Halloween, an empty wallet is a little too scary for us. If you need extra help this fall, check out our award winning Financial Education Program for more ways to manage your money. See how much you can save!