Back-to-school shopping without breaking the bank

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Many colleges are back in session, and parents are getting ready to send their elementary, middle and high school kids back to the classroom soon too.

But with that first day of school comes some heavy costs.

This year, the National Retail Federation that estimates parents will spend almost $850 on school supplies.

So how do we get school supplies without breaking the bank? Certified Financial Planner Dan Hernandez shared some tips.

  • Look for sales
  • Save and budget like any other expense
  • Look for scholarships
  • Try to buy used textbooks when possible

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