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  • How much do your kids contribute to back-to-school expenses?

    How much do your kids contribute to back-to-school expenses?
    Now that August has arrived, I'm starting to get the kids ready for going back to school. I'm trying to get them to bed earlier. I'm nagging them to finish their summer reading assignments. And I have the 11-year-old practicing his multiplication and...
  • Parents Increasingly Have Designs On Their Kids' Dorm Decor

    Parents Increasingly Have Designs On Their Kids' Dorm Decor
    So much stuff, so little style. The dream dorm room was just not happening. Five years ago, Karen and Amanda Zuckerman hit the malls and big-box stores to decorate Amanda's freshman dorm at Washington University in St. Louis. The offerings were ......
  • Techno extras, social media power back-to-school trends

    Whether it's the Pinterest-worthy rainbow layer cake depicted on a slouchy sweatshirt, an insulated food bag stamped #lunch, or a gizmo to snap the perfect selfie, social media is at the center of this year's back-to-school purchases. But it's not just...
  • Information you can bank on

    In the bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to keep up with all the trends and issues that affect your wallet as a consumer. For example, did you know there's potential for a new tax on your Internet service and that the formula for calculating...
  • Shoppers waiting longer to finish back-to-school list

    Shoppers waiting longer to finish back-to-school list
    Back to school shoppers are waiting a little longer than they did last year to finish their shopping, perhaps to take advantage of end-of-summer deals, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. The average family with kids in grades K-12 had...
  • The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    BOSTON Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It's noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women's hats a discretionary...
  • Tax-Free Week Expected To Save Shoppers Millions

    Tax-Free Week Expected To Save Shoppers Millions
    Connecticut shoppers can look forward to a little extra money in their wallets when the state holds its annual tax-free week Aug. 17 to 23. During that time, the 6.35 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoe purchases under $300 will be waived....
  • Middle-class shoppers more sensitive to back-to-school supply costs

    WEST MILWAUKEE, Wis. The giant pencil cutouts screaming "One Big Sale Here" throughout the Target store are a dead giveaway: This is the country's second-biggest shopping season. And for the great majority of Americans, the annual back-to-school...
  • Back-to-school coupons & deals

    Back-to-school coupons & deals
    If you're back-to-school shopping this weekend before public school starts Monday, I've got loads of savings and deals for you. The average family will spend more than $669 on school necessities this year, says a National Retail Federation survey. Fight...
  • Diving into back-to-school shopping feet first

    Diving into back-to-school shopping feet first
    Elizabeth Welsh walked out of Janie and Jack with a new pair of black flats. Next up Friday was a trip to Nordstrom with her mother and grandmother for silver flats. Then, they'd worry about all the rest of her back-to-school gear. Elizabeth, a...
  • Palm Beach County families out for last-minute school supplies

    Palm Beach County families out for last-minute school supplies
    The countdown to the new school year is on in Palm Beach County, and so is last-minute back-to-school shopping. Students and parents headed to local stores Friday to stock up on paper, color pencils and other school supplies needed for the new school...
  • Resale is hot for back to school

    Resale is hot for back to school
    Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find. "I get...