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2018's Best Places for Halloween

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October 23, 2018

Wallet Hub - People love Halloween for a number of different reasons: candy, costumes, horror films, haunted houses, parties and more. If you’re one of the many Americans who count down to this holiday from the beginning of autumn, then you’ll want to make sure you’re in the most spook-tacular part of America on Oct. 31.

Rob Weiner, popular culture librarian at the Texas Tech Library and professor in the Texas Tech Honors College, was featured in this article.

The process of collecting candy can be seen as a return on investment. How well done the costume is can influence how much candy you receive. This doesn't necessarily mean that the costume has to be expensive, but attention to detail helps. Some houses will subtly award more candy for a ghost costume with a facial expression than only a sheet with eye-holes cut out. Time equals candy [money], and putting some thought behind your costume can net potential increased returns. This is a subjective way of increasing your candy haul, however, and one guaranteed method is to bring a big bag/pillowcase and visit as many houses as possible. This speaks to commitment to their finances and identifying potential sources of revenue. The more sources of revenue whether it's chores, tasks around the house, or seasonal jobs will net an increase in their personal funds

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