Back-To-School Shopping Advice For Parents: Ignore Your Kids
Don’t give in. Teach them.
Stay on budget for back to school shopping so you can avoid debt!
Don’t give in. Teach them.
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According to shopping authorities at the National Retail Federation, the average K-12 family should expect to spend $687.72 this year. Here’s how that spending breaks down:
Debt.com has some tips on how to save money in each of these back to school shopping categories:
Setting a clothing budget for your kids can be an exercise in futility. What they don’t ruin, they wear out faster than you thought, and what they don’t wear out, they outgrow quickly. These tips can help you keep costs low at the start of fall:
First and foremost, don’t cave to your kids’ insistence that they absolutely can’t live without the latest and greatest. That’s just not true. As long as their devices offer internet access and include the programs and functions they need, old tech is as good as new tech.
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School supplies can be a giant money-sink if you don’t budget carefully and use your existing supplies wisely. The best rule of thumb is: Don’t buy something you already have. So, if your kids have an extra notebook at home, they don’t need a new one just because it features their new favorite show.
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