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by Kristina on October 26, 2012 · 4 comments

Happy Halloween weekend Dinks. This weekend will be full of fun costume parties because next Thursday is Halloween. Are you giving out candy on October 31?

Speaking of candy let’s talk about it for a moment. Halloween is my favourite time of the year because it is the first in many special occasions and holidays that incorporate the goodness of chocolate and candy. After Halloween there is American Thanksgiving then there is Christmas followed by Valentine’s Day and finally Easter in the spring. All I have to say is bring on the chocolate and candy!

Did you know that people spend an average of over $250 on Halloween including their costumes, decorations and chocolate for the kids who come around to trick or treat? My boyfriend Nick and I personally don’t give out any chocolate on Halloween because we live in an apartment building that has no kids.  However if we lived in a house on a family friendly street I would definitely give out chocolate to kids, even though we don’t actually have any kids of our own.

Are you giving out chocolate or candy on Halloween even though you don’t have kids? In general I love most types of candy and chocolate, except for black licorice; I definitely don’t like black licorice.  I love Twizzlers strawberry licorice and I absolutely love Reese Peanut Butter Cups. There is something about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter that I absolutely can’t resist.

What is your favorite chocolate or candy?

Have a great weekend Dinks and enjoy these great posts from around the web:

– Young Adult Finances – All Cap, Small Cap, Mid Cap, HUT!

– Wise Bread – Are You Getting These 5 Things for Free?

– My Personal Finance Journey  – Going Back To School is Different the Second Time Around

– Young Adult Money – Working for a Large Corporation vs. Working for a Small Business

– Passive Income Now – How To Spot And Prevent ATM Skimming

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1 DC @ Young Adult Money October 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

Thanks so much for the mention Kristina! I really appreciate it.

We did not give out candy in our apartment this year, but will at our house. There seems to be a decent number of kids in the neighborhood. We also have a tradition of carving pumpkins :)

2 Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey October 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Thanks so much for the mention of your great post on our site! – Jacob

3 Christine October 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Anything with chocolate makes me happy! It’s really rare that I eat any candy without chocolate actually. I live in a big apt complex like you which has some kids, but they don’t go trick or treating round here! One day though, I can give out candy and see all the cute costumes.

Pstt…Halloween is on a Wed!

4 Kristina October 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I am carving my pumpkin this weekend. We haven’t bought any candy yet but we do have lots of candy at my office.

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