Frugal Kids’ Costume Contest

Houston, TX (October 15, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — Would you believe that Halloween is considered one of the most costly holidays of the year, with costumes generally consuming the biggest part of Halloween budgets? It’s the scary truth! With an average wig costing $20, Halloween expenses can quickly become unsettling. However, frugal families know they don’t have to spend a lot to look great on Halloween.

Money Management International, the nation’s largest full-service credit counseling agency, is challenging families to fight back against frightfully high prices this Halloween by hosting a Frugal Kids’ Costume Contest. If your child’s costume cost less than $20 total, enter for a chance to win great prizes—including a $250 gift certificate to

Entering the contest is simple: Just visit Money Management International at now through November 14 and submit your photo entry online. All photos must be related to kids' (under the age of 14) frugal Halloween costumes. Most importantly, all costumes must have a total cost of $20 or less. Winners will be selected based upon the number of votes cast for each eligible photo, so tell your friends!

About Money Management International

Money Management International (MMI) is a nonprofit, full-service credit-counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance, financial education, counseling and debt management assistance to consumers since 1958. MMI helps consumers trim their expenses, develop a spending plan and repay debts. Counseling is available by appointment in branch offices and 24/7 by telephone and Internet. Services are available in English or Spanish. To learn more, call 800.432.7310 or visit

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