Halloween is quickly approaching, and while it is not as popular as Thanksgiving or Christmas, it is still a much-anticipated event for fun-loving people. Even if you are too old to trick or treat, there is still fun to be had with the decorating aspect of the occasion, Walk into virtually any store and you will find loads of decorations: tombstones, inflatable witches, talking ghosts and scary spiders. You could easily spend hundreds of dollars – but the good news is that you do not have to. If you have an artistic bone in your body, you can easily and inexpensively create your own Halloween decorations so you can have the best-decorated house on the block.
It is definitely that time of year again. While it is difficult to choose the right clothes to wear during this “in-between” weather phase, when it is somehow too warm for a coat yet too cold for a simple shirt, footwear is a no brainer. There is simply no better or more comfortable option than a pair of boots. With so many affordable styles to choose from, you will have a tough time settling on just one pair of these hot boots.
"What do you want to be for Halloween?" It is the question we dreadfully ask our children and hope the answer falls somewhere in between do-able and affordable. It can be hard to stomach spending a bundle on a costume that is only worn for a few hours and for some reason always seems to be cheaply made, regardless of the cost. Here are a few ideas for finding fun costumes that will make Halloween night more memorable than your credit card bill.
Prints have taken over the fashion world this fall. From classics, like snake prints and animal prints, to trend-driven looks, like watercolors and nature-inspired prints, there is something for everyone in the vast mix of printed pieces. Get in on the action with these charming looks - all at under $25!
Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays in the United States. In 2011, Americans spent nearly $7 billion on Halloween essentials, from costumes to decorations to candy. Candy is a relatively minor expense, with the average household spending $21.05. But with so many options to choose from, it is easy for someone to buy a little extra to satisfy a sweet tooth. Fortunately, there are some ways to keep your Halloween budget in check so your credit card bill isn’t looking scary come November.
Unless you are living under a rock, you are aware that many retailers hold great sales on Labor Day weekend. But if you missed them because you were out of town, too lazy to get out of bed or for any other reason, do not despair. Many consumers think that the time between Labor Day and Black Friday is relatively quiet on the sales front, but the truth is that there are many great sales to take advantage of. Most of them are not heavily advertised, though, so you need to know what types of items to put on your October shopping list. Here are some savings to look for.
Fall is a transitional period - not just for the weather (farewell, cute sandals and tank tops!), but also for beauty routines. Gone are the lightweight lotions and pastel hues, which are shelved in favor of richer formulas and more dramatic colors. While a wardrobe transition can certainly be costly, a shift in beauty regimens doesn’t have to blow your budget. Here are some wallet-friendly fall beauty tips that will make the change in seasons simple (and beautiful).
As the weather cools down and fall approaches, there is one date you should be keeping in mind. September 15 marks 100 shopping days until Christmas. To some, that might be a frightening thought, but to the procrastinators, it just means more time to wait. Should you start your Christmas shopping now or wait until the holiday season is in full swing? There are advantages to both schools of thought.
The final days of summer are flying by, but that does not mean you have to say goodbye to vacations until next year. Although the hot summer months are the peak vacation times, the cool and crisp fall air can signal a perfect opportunity to plan a final getaway before the holidays get underway and make travel unbearable. In fact, if you are looking for fewer crowds and cheaper prices, fall is a great time of year to take a vacation without emptying your pocketbook. Here are some destinations to consider.
Did you score any great back-to-school deals? If you enjoyed those, here’s a second list of more retailers who have a secret price coding system. I've included some wholesale retailers and how to read their complicated price tags, so study up before your next shopping trip!