Tips for Trimming Back-to-School Budgets

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Tips for Trimming Back-to-School Budgets

Posted On: August 8, 2017 by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in: back-to-school tips, Budgets, Saving money

Sending your kids back to school can be costly. Between completing the list of school supplies your child’s teacher has created and finding new clothes to replace what your child has outgrown, the expenses add up quickly. There are ways to lessen the burden. As you prepare for another year of back-to-school shopping, FTSB suggests you try out these tips. Back-to-school shopping tips Start early. Just like with holidays, it seems stores are promoting back-to-school shopping earlier every year. Make a list of the basic supplies your child needs every year, and buy those items as you start to see back-to-school sales. Stick to the list. Once you receive the school supply list your child’s teacher provides, make sure you buy only the items on that list. Teachers submit lists of items that will be necessary for your child’s upcoming year. Buying items not on that list could prove to be a waste of money if they end up sitting in your child’s desk or locker all...