I feel like people are generally trying to be more careful with their money these days . . . EXCEPT when it comes to Halloween. Then all bets are off.

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According to the National Retail Federation, we're going to spend $8.4 billion on Halloween this year, which is an all-time high. The closest was back in 2012 when we spent $8 billion.

The $8.4 billion breaks down to about $83 per person, for the 171 million Americans who say they're going to celebrate Halloween this year. And here's what we'll be spending money on:

  1. 94% of people will buy candy.
  2. 70% will buy decorations.
  3. 67% will buy costumes for themselves, their kids, or their pets.
  4. 35% will buy greeting cards.

Oh, and one more thing. One out of three people have already started planning their costume, or doing some Halloween shopping.