Experts say parents anticipate spending an average of $600 on back-to-school shopping this year. Here are some tips to shrink that figure.
I’m glad I’m not a kid. If I were a kid, I think I’d be pretty mad about all the back-to-school fuss being made. We just turned the page on July! Some schools have barely been out six weeks and already we’re talking about getting them ready to go back! But as a member of the media I must perpetuate this injustice in order to provide my readers with useful information in a timely manner. So, with my apologies to the under-18 crowd, here are my suggestions on saving money this back-to-school season. What’s on your child’s required supply list for this year? How much do you expect to spend on back-to-school shopping? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Back to school shopping is better for the environment and easier on your wallet at local thrift shops.
That dreaded time of year is approaching fast – it’s almost time to go back to school. The back to school sales around the malls and department stores throughout the county are an inescapable and constant reminder. But are these sales really worth it? The best way to save money when it comes to back to school clothes shopping, hands down, is hitting the local thrift stores. You can find gently worn jeans for anywhere from $4 to $10 and tops for around $3. You can’t beat that in this economy. Thrift stores get a bad rep sometimes and people tend to think the clothes will have holes or other damages. Many of the clothes are actually in really good shape and some still have their original price tags on them. It’s also better for the …