-Take advantage of tax-free weekends. Ten states offer this shopping perk: During one weekend in August, back-to-school items, like backpacks and footwear, are tax-free. (For a list of participating locales, go to taxadmin.org.) (more…)
The new school year is an exciting time so it’s tempting to go on a back-to-school shopping frenzy, pulling all notebooks, pens, highlighters, and post-it notes into your wake. Follow these seven tips to resist the shopping gimmicks and make it through back-to-school season with your bank account and sanity still intact. (more…)
To your kids, shopping for new clothes, gear, and school supplies may be the only good thing about going back to school, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune every year. Here are 10 great ideas for how to get everything they need and save a few bucks doing it.
Hold off buying trendier gear like lunch boxes and pencil cases. Kids may love a version they find in July, but once they start school and see that their friends are all using another kind, they’ll beg you to upgrade them — and that only results in wasted cash. (more…)
Does buying back to school supplies leave you feeling broke? It doesn’t have to. Here are simple ways to save money on all those back to school essentials.
Shop at Home First
Before you head to the store, take a walk around your house to see if there are any items on your child’s school supply list that you might already have. Things like rulers, pencil boxes, calculators and backpacks do not need to be replaced each year, so don’t be afraid to reuse last year’s if it’s still in good shape. (more…)
Does purchasing school supplies make you feel broke? It doesn’t have to. Here are some strategies to prevent wasting money on all those back to school needs.
Look for old stuffs at home
Before you go to a store, take a stroll around your home to see if there are any stuffs on your kid’s school supplies that you might already have. Rulers, pen containers, calculators, bags and the likes need not to be changed every year. Don’t be scared to use old things if they are still in good condition. (more…)