The economy may be cooling down along with the weather, but yard sales are still hot. Millions of people are feeling the pinch of tighter budgets this year, and they are turning to yard sales as a way to free up some cash for the holiday season. Surveys show that yard sale numbers may have doubled from this time last year. There has also been a huge increase in the sales posted on sites like Craigslist. I guess people will always find creative ways to deal with tough financial times.