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Budget for Back to School

Make a back to school budget to save on school supplies and plan college living costs for older ones as you teach kids important money lessons.

The Practical Money Skills for Life website offers the following back-to-school budgeting advice:

  • Start early and take time to get ready
  • Get the kids involved
  • Get creative
  • Shop online wisely
  • Choose appropriate electronics
  • Learn from experience

Find deals on school supplies and consider these back-to-school budgeting tips and worksheet from to get ready to kick-off the school year.





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