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Faculty member featured in article


Carrie Johnson, NDSU Extension personal and family finance specialist and assistant professor of human development and family science, is featured in a new article about Halloween spending.

Johnson is one of nine experts quoted in “2016’s Best Cities for Halloween,” an article by Richie Bernardo that was published Oct. 24.

“Halloween can become very expensive if you let it; a recent survey by the National Retail Federation found that 171 million Americans plan to celebrate the holiday spending, on average, $82.93,” Johnson said in the article.

She discusses how Halloween purchases can be teachable moments for children, learning about budgets as they buy their costumes. Johnson also points out several ways to cut costs.

Johnson, who joined the NDSU faculty earlier this year, earned her bachelor’s degree at Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota; her master’s degree in family and consumer science at South Dakota State University, Brookings; and her doctorate in family and consumer science education from Iowa State University, Ames.

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