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7 Ways to Save Money on College Dorm Room Essentials

Sending your college student to live in a dorm or college apartment for the first time is exciting, emotional and expensive. But it’s possible to set up a miniature home-away-from-home that’s comfortable and functional without breaking the bank. Check out these tips for saving money on dorm room essentials.   Find Out What’s Included and A...


Back to School Budget Busters: How to Save on Supplies, Clothes and More

With school back in session, many parents are wondering how they’ll swing rising classroom costs. According to a 2010 report from the National Retail Federation, combined K-12 and college spending will reach $55.12 billion this season, serving as the second biggest consumer spending event behind the winter holidays. The average family is expec...


Back to School, Back on Budget

Many parents are filled with mixed emotions as "back to school time" comes around each year. They’re excited for their kids to venture outside of the house and hit the books, yet they’re fearful of the costs associated with it. Books, backpacks, supplies, clothes, extracurricular activities, tuition… the list goes on and on. It’s importa...