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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: 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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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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