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Save vs Splurge on Back to School {Family Money Minute Radio}


Save vs. Splurge on Back to School

August 8, 2014: Save vs Splurge on Back to School

Going back to school can break the bank, but I have some quick tips on where to save and where to splurge this school year…

Let’s face it, we all have a limited budget when it comes to buying back to school gear, so where should we save and where should we splurge?

Don’t waste too much money on items that are disposable, ones kids move through quickly or tend to get lost like water bottles, school shirts or even electronics like calculators for younger kids.

However, you’ll want to splurge on things your kids will spend a lot of time in like shoes, or things they’ll be using a lot like backpacks or computers.

And it never hurts to ask friends or classmates for any hand-me-downs, especially when it comes to things like uniforms and textbooks.


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