Weekly Shout Outs: Halloween Edition

HalloweenHalloween is here! It’s time to get out the costumes, the candy, and the spooky decorations. While Hurricane Sandy may put a damper on Halloween for many East Coasters this year, we’re sharing some great articles from the past week that will show you how to do Halloween on a budget. So if you’re in a weather-safe place to celebrate then take a peek at these great articles. To everyone else, please stay safe and follow the directions given by your local authorities!

Guide to Spooky Savings (Frugal Dad)
Whether it be decorations or a costume, this article tells you how you can plan for Halloween on the cheap. Who would know how to do this better than Frugal Dad?

5 Cute Halloween DIYs for the Home (Brock Paper Scissors)
Are you feeling crafty? Here are some adorable decorations you can make at home and even turn into a fun activity with the kids.

Halloween Costume Ideas on the Cheap (Money Crush)
DIY for Halloween doesn’t just mean for decorations – you can also make your own costume to save some money. Here are some great ideas from Money Crush.

Homemade Halloween Costumes – My Cheap New Tradition (See Debt Run)
See Debt Run is also making their own costumes to save money this year. Find out how they’re doing it, including their kids’ reactions to the idea.

5 Low Cost Halloween Party Food Ideas (Bargaineering)
Want to have a little fun with your party food for Halloween? Check out these creepy cool ideas for snacks that you can make without breaking the bank.

6 Frugal and Fun Activities for Fall and Halloween (Frugal Confessions)
Love Halloween season but not so into trick-or-treating and parties? This article lists plenty of tips to have some unconventional fun this fall.

The Cost of Halloween Doesn’t Need to Be Scary (One Smart Dollar)
Are you still not convinced that you can have a fun Halloween on a budget? Check out this article by One Smart Dollar for even more tips and tricks for Halloween.

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We can’t forget to give a shout out to those who’ve recently mentioned us:

Modest Money
One Smart Dollar
Planting Our Pennies
Reach Financial Independence
The Christian Dollar
Young Family Finance

And for some added reading, check out our latest guest post on Credit.com as well as our interview in Lifehacker including Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to Be Rich.

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  • Thank you for linking to my post! Happy Halloween to you all.

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re so welcome! Happy Halloween to you as well :).

  • Great Halloween reading list! I hope the east coast gets to celebrate on Wednesday.

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      Thanks! I hope they do too!

  • Thanks for the mention. Have a great Halloween

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re welcome, you too!

  • Thanks for including us! Have a good one!

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re very welcome, thank you for including us as well!