Scary spending: save money around Halloween

Posted at 5:55 AM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 08:55:51-04

Do you know what's scary this time of year?

No not the ghouls and goblins, but the idea that your budget after the holiday season could get blown up if you're not careful.

I'm not talking about Christmas either. Listen to this:

The National Retail Federation says Halloween is the second biggest holiday of the year as far as how much coin you're going to drop. On average, Americans are going to spend $82 each for this holiday -- and that's a record $8.4 billion.

Watching your money doesn't mean don't have fun on Halloween -- it means that at Easley's Costume and Fun Shop you can still get some accessories. When it comes down to it, you just have to use your brain.

Some creative costume options will cost you between $5 and $10. If you're not careful, when all is said and done, you could end up with a whole lot of weight around your shoulders in the form of debt -- and as far as holidays go, that's not fun for anyone.

Americans carry an average of $15,000 of credit card debt per household and you don’t want to add to that number.