Protect Yourself from Halloween's Scary Scammers

Still scrambling to find a Halloween costume? Beware of ghoulish fraudsters looking to profit from your mad dash. Because Halloween stores are only open for a month or so, unscrupulous operators can take advantage of customers and then just disappear into the night.

No Trick: It's Adult Revelers Driving Halloween Sales

Halloween can get ghoulishly expensive for parents. Between decorating, candy, pumpkin-picking and costumes, and the holiday price tag can get almost scary. But many of the biggest spenders on Halloween don't even have kids: Young professionals now spend the most of anyone.

Halloween 2010: More Treat Than Trick

Halloween spending is expected to grow 3.9% in 2010 to $6.2 billion, a rebound from a disappointing 2009. The holiday falls on a weekend this year -- and given the scary economy, laughing at the ghouls and goblins of Halloween is a good way to blow off steam.

Blogwatch: The Best iPhone Game for Halloween

Some of the day's top online stories for investors, including advice on how to heal the economy, a review of Angry Birds Halloween for the iPad and iPhone, and what happened to Chatroulette?

Free Halloween pumpkin stencils

Pumpkin stencils are all the rage this Halloween. Here are five places to find more than 100 Halloween pumpkin stencils that you can download, cut...

Kids eat free at IHOP this Friday

Kids 12 and under get a free pancake at IHOP this Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. The freebie is for a "scary face pancake" and is valid for dine-in only. One...

Free Halloween pumpkin stencils

Download 10 free Halloween pumpkin stencils courtesy of M&Ms. The designs range from traditional scary jack-o-lanterns to bats, a skull and a...

Halloween costume coupons

Each week, I'll update this post with the best Halloween coupons for costumes, candy and decorations. Check back often to make sure you're getting...

Retail Earnings: Summer Slowdown Will Roll Into Fall

After a stronger-than-expected spring, the doldrums have hit summer harder than usual. Merchants' second-quarter reports were shot through with disappointment over the slow economic recovery and a sense that retailers will have to work hard to boost sales the rest of 2010.

Free eBook of 15 Halloween recipes

Boo! Did we scare you? Did we at least get your attention? Good, because Halloween is this Saturday, and if you're planning on making any horrible...