Frugal Doesn’t Have To Be Frightening

Frugal tips for Halloween

The end of October is upon us, and that means Halloween planning is in full force. While the focus may be on the kids and trick or treating, paying for supplies, costumes and parties is more than child’s play. After all, what’s scarier than a sky-high credit card statement?

This year, save even more on your spooky plans with our easy ways to cut your Halloween costs – no fake blood required.

Cheap Halloween Costumes 2013: The Hottest Looks For Less

Looking for the perfect Halloween ensemble? Forget the pricey bagged costume – whether you’re going for a scare fest, or the latest pop culture reference, there’s no need to spend a severed arm and detached leg.

From the undead to stars of Disney’s past, we’ve got this year’s most popular costume ideas, and how to recreate them for less.

Read Allan’s Blog | Cheap Halloween Costumes 2013

5 Tips: Spend Less On Halloween This Year

A recent study from Scotiabank finds Canadians spend an average of $70 on Halloween – for a total of $1 billion annually!

If this end number gives you the chills, not to fear – from DIY costume options to sweet candy deals, there are ways to spend less.

Read Diane’s Blog | Spend Less On Halloween This Year

Cheap Halloween Party Ideas To Take The Scare Out Of Spending

Throwing a party isn’t always cheap – but the end cost shouldn’t leave you screaming. If you’re looking to be the ultimate haunting host this year, check out these spooky savings tips. Your ghoulish guests will have a great time – and your wallet will thank you!

Read Melanie’s Blog | Cheap Halloween Party Ideas To Take The Scare Out Of Spending

Don’t forget to catch up on the latest finance headlines:

Women Entrepreneurs Provide Economic Boost: RBC Report

A new RBC study finds that the number of women entrepreneurs has increased, representing a significant contribution to Canada’s economy – $148 billion, to be exact.

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Bank of Canada Removes Future Rate Forecast From Announcement

The Bank of Canada released the latest rate announcement Wednesday, but did not include a future rate movement forecast for the first time since April 2012.

Read Penelope’s Blog | Bank of Canada Removes Future Rate Forecast

Why Teenage Auto Insurance Rates Are Higher – And What You Can Do About It

Teenage auto insurance rates are priced higher as immaturity and inexperience make them a high risk group. Here’s how to lower your teen driving premiums.

Read Jaclyn’s Blog | Why Teenage Auto Insurance Rates Are Higher

40% Of Travelers Pay Full Price For International Medical Care

Paying for international medical care can be incredibly costly – it could even bankrupt you. Yet many travelers are ignoring their travel insurance needs, despite 21% of vacationers requiring medical attention of some kind.

Read Sean’s Blog | 40% Of Travelers Pay Full Price For International Medical Care

Corporate Spending To Increase, Boost Economy

Corporate spending in Canada is to increase due to an improving U.S. economy and the CETA deal. But could future U.S. debt drama delay growth forecasts?

Read Penelope’s Blog | Corporate Spending To Increase, Boost Economy

5 Questions To Ask Before Opening An Online Banking Account

Online banking has become very popular in Canada, and the need to visit a physical branch is shrinking. However, not all online bank accounts are created equal. Here are 5 FAQs to ask when determining the best option for your cash and investments.

Read Kyle’s Blog | 5 Questions To Ask Before Opening An Online Banking Account

Overlooked Snowbird Insurance You May Need

It can be tricky to asses your snowbird insurance needs when leaving the country for an extended amount of time. Here are the most overlooked types.

Read Andrew’s Blog | Overlooked Snowbird Insurance You May Need

Canada EU Free Trade Agreement: New Savings For Consumers

After four years in the making, the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement has been inked, meaning consumers and businesses will access and benefit from huge new markets. How will this create savings for Canadian consumers, and what may become more expensive?

Read Sean’s Blog | Canada EU Free Trade Agreement

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