The National Retail Federation says that parents will spend an average of $635 on back-to-school shopping this year. That amount includes money doled out for clothes and shoes, backpacks and school supplies, electronics, and more.   And for those with more than one child, all the spending can really add up.   Fortunately, if […]


  The back-to-school shopping season is a unique time to teach your kids some great money skills.   Unfortunately, in the rush of buying back-to-school clothes, notebooks, and other school supplies, most parents are letting this valuable teaching moment pass by without much thought.   To avoid that mistake, here are five tips to use […]


Unless your child attends a private or parochial school with mandatory uniforms, you’re probably clothes shopping right about now to find new outfits for the kids to wear this back to school season. Discount stores such as Target and Wal-Mart are a good place to head, however, consignment and resale shops are even better if […]


If you’re like me and you’ve got kids who are getting ready to go back to school, the last thing on your mind is worrying about your children become the victims of identity theft. But federal authorities are warning parents that back-to-school season is actually a risky time of year when it comes to the […]