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Keep the StressOut of Back to School Shopping

By Sara Gilbert Temperatures are still high and summer activities are still the norm.  Is it possible that the kids will be back in school before we know it? The ads and inserts in the paper are usually my first reminders that  back to school shopping and fall are just around the corner. This can be an expensive month for parents, but a little planning before the shopping might help you avoid …Read More

Back to School Already?

 By Jana Castanon – NEW BLOGGER! It seems that the summer just started and here you are getting ready to send your kiddos back to school.  The stores have cleverly arranged their displays to entice your children to shop to their hearts’ content while the advertisers are making sure that they lure your children towards what are probably the most expensive products.  Companies are sending messages to your kids that, …Read More

Stretching The Dollar While Back-To-School Shopping

Back-to-school time can be bittersweet for parents and kids alike. For kids it means an end to the care-free days of summer. And for parents it means an expensive annual tradition. But back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to break the bank. By planning ahead, there are plenty of ways to be a smart shopper and save. The NFCC suggests the following tips for parents as they kick-off back-to-school shopping. Begin with …Read More

Back-to-School Budgeting Tips

By Jason Alderman Senior Director, Visa Inc. The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies. If you’re new to this game or simply need a refresher course, here …Read More