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Some Halloween Safety Tips For You

By Erik Folgate

  1. Check all of your kid’s candy before they eat it. My parents always did this and I thought it was lame. But, one time they found a candy bar unwrapped in a plastic baggy. Sounds a little shady, don’t you think?
  2. Check the material your child’s costume is made of. Costumes are made to be disposable, which means they are made with cheap, highly flammable materials. Look for costumes with nylon and polyester.
  3. Don’t light candles around the house. Don’t burn your house down just to decorate for Halloween.
  4. Bring flashlights and wear reflective strips on your clothing. When you trick-or-treat, just make sure you’re mindful of cars and make sure they can see you.
  5. Map out a trick-or-treating route. For your older kids that are going out on their own, map out a route for them to follow. They probably won’t strictly follow it, but at least you’ll know the general vicinity that they are in.

Have a great Halloween, and keep it safe!

Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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