Budget for back-to-school expenses
Here are some easy budgeting tips to help you stay on track with back-to-school spending:
- Shop at home: Start by going through what can be reused from the previous school year.
- Create a budget: Before you do any shopping, create a budget. Not sure where to start? Review what you spent last year and give yourself a limit based on that number. Also see what support your school may be offering for at-home supplies and devices.
- Buy generic: Generic school supplies can save quite a bit of money. For example, a plain folder costs $0.48 while a fancy folder costs $1.50.
- Use coupons: Back-to-school is a big season for retailers! Make sure you leverage coupons and sales to get the best prices possible.
Will you use any of these tips?