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What You Need to Know About Bank Accounts for Teens

Back-to-school season is definitely different in 2020. But it’s still a good time to celebrate your child’s growth and achievements as they transition into a new academic year. For many, that can mean opening their teen’s first bank account. In addition to being a great teaching tool for positive money habits, it adds convenience for […]

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Back-to-School Expenses in the Age of COVID-19

As federal, state and local authorities continue to debate how best to get kids back to school safely this year, one thing is certain: it’s going to look and feel different than it ever has before. The annual rituals of shopping for backpacks, school supplies and first-day-of-school outfits is going to be replaced by a […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on a New Computer

From streaming movies to storing photos to doing actual work, we rely on computers for so much more than we ever anticipated. And just like all other essential equipment, there always comes a time when you need to buy a new one. Doing so can set you back anywhere from a few hundred to a […]

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Be Prepared for Unexpected School Expenses

You’ve bought the new backpack, lunch box and school supplies. Your kids have new shoes, and a few new outfits or uniforms. School is back in session and your bank account can take a breather, right? Well, not exactly. While back-to-school shopping is a big expense that takes a bite out of the family budget, […]

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7 Ways to Save Money on 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 to save money on dorm room essentials.  Find Out What’s Included and Allowed […]

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6 Smart Ways to Save Money on School Clothes

Back-to-school shopping isn’t just about school supplies. Purchasing new school clothes can take an even bigger bite out of the family budget. But you don’t have to go broke to make sure your kids look great for the upcoming school year. The following tips can help you get kids of all ages outfitted for the […]

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Get Smart! 5 Ways to Save on College Textbooks

When planning your back-to-college budget, it’s important to include textbooks in the mix. That’s because the College Board estimates the cost of a year’s worth of textbooks to be nearly $1,200 per student — quite a chunk of change on top of tuition, room and board, food and other necessities. The good news is there […]

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Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

It might surprise you to know that the back-to-school shopping season comes in second only to the holidays for total spending. According to The National Retail Foundation, this year’s spending is expected to ring in at a record-setting 80.7 billion for all students from kindergarten to college. The annual spending spree on backpacks, school supplies […]

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

With school back in session, many parents are wondering how they’ll swing rising classroom costs. As retailers pull out all the stops to lure parents and students alike, shoppers must take steps to avoid unnecessary temptations and run up a steep credit card bill. It is possible to equip yourself or your kids with everything you […]

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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 important […]

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