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Back to School Budgets

Back to School Budgets

Even though parents know it's coming every year, it's still easy to get caught off guard when it's time to shop for back to school gear and pay other expenses associated with their children's education. Start early by creating a budget and setting aside money throughout the year to handle the expected and unexpected expenses. Add these categories to your budget so you can calculate your bottom line.

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Back to School: Six Budget-Friendly Tips for School Supply Shopping

Back to School: Six Budget-Friendly Tips for School Supply Shopping

It is about that time of year where parents receive their back to school shopping lists from their kid’s future teachers. For some parents, buying school supplies can be the biggest expense when it comes to their children for the entire year. Even if you thought you had a good budget prepared, there can be some surprises. Save money on school supplies this year by using our tips below.

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Back to School: Saving on School Supplies

Back to School: Saving on School Supplies

Temperatures are still warm, but summer is drawing to a close, and that means it’s just about back to school time again. If you have kids, this can be an expensive time of year, as back to school often demands all new school supplies, school uniforms, sports fees, field trip costs, and another year of tuition. However, using the simple tips in this article, you can save money this back to school season and focus less on your finances and more on the excitement of the new school year.

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Summer Activities for Kids: Entertaining a Family on a Budget

Summer Activities for Kids: Entertaining a Family on a Budget

Summer is in full swing and that means most kids are out of school. If they’re not at summer camp or enrolled in daycare, chances are they’re looking for something to do. However, entertaining a family can get expensive if you’re going to the movies, putt putt golfing, or out to eat. In this article, we’ve got a list of unique summer activities for kids that you and your family can enjoy together without overspending.

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How to Avoid Student Loans

Heading to College? Here’s How to Avoid Student Loans

You can’t put a price on a great education, but you also don’t want to be bogged down by debt for your entire life. In today’s society, student loan debt is a common and seemingly unavoidable burden that 71% of college-age kids – that’s 1.3 million young people all over the country – take on every year. College is expensive, $10,000-$35,000 a year on average, but there are ways you can reduce or even eliminate the amount of student loan debt you accrue.

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