| Aug 10, 2012
| 11:13 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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 ......
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:35 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:57 AM
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.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:04 PM
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.
| Aug 16, 2014
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:23 PM
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.