Despite economic goblins, the average consumer plans to spend $66.28. We suggest cheap costumes, including a DIY baby Gaga.
Cotton costs twice as much as it did a year ago, and supplies are at a 20-year low. Fortunately, you have a few months to stock up before clothing prices rise.
The silly season is looming, but there's still time to achieve a cash-only Christmas.
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It's a great time to get out of gift exchanges you don't want to participate in. It's also a good time to put your bargain hunting on auto pilot.
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