| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Parents, watch your checkbooks. Back-to-school spending is kicking into high gear.
From clothing and accessories to backpacks, computers and calculators, the average family is expected to spend about $635 in the weeks ahead, according to the National...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Hopping on the wave of back-to-schools specials, Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface Pro tablet by $100.
The Redmond, Wash.-based tech company is selling the Surface Pro, a tablet capable of running a full version of its Windows 8 operating...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Sunday's was the last day to legally cheat the tax man during Florida’s annual sales tax holiday.
Not having to pay 6 percent tax helps, but parents will still shell out a whopping $634 on back-to-school shopping this year, says the National...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Use that jar full of pennies to score back-to-school essentials for the kids.
Here's a roundup of this week's penny deals, buy-one-get-one free offers, and coupons links, good through Saturday:
Print Coupons: SmartSource.com, Target.com, RedPlum.com,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Back to style: The Irvine Spectrum Center is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with a Teen Vogue Back-to-School event Saturday. Shoppers will be able to peruse pop-up "style closets" from Nordstrom's TOPSHOP collaboration at 1 p.m. outside...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:48 AM
For author and entrepreneur Todd Patkin, going off to college was not exactly a fond memory.
"Everyone tells you it's going to be the time of your life, but I had the worst experience," said Patkin, now 48 and the author of "Finding Happiness: One Man's...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:07 PM
People who have extra school supplies can donate them to a back-to-school drive for homeless children, according to a news release.
Little Smiles of Orange County, a pediatric dental practice in Irvine, is accepting supplies to donate to Costa Mesa-based...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Back-to-school shopping signals the official end to the summer – but it doesn’t have to be a downer.
It’s possible to turn this experience into a way to get your child excited and ready to start a new school year fresh, explains...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
It's back-to-school season. Going back to school, especially to a new school, can be scary, but I do have some advice, and I think it's good advice for kids. Be yourself. And if that doesn't work, be someone cooler. ...Jimmy......
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:44 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores for back-to-school shopping. Plus, we have freebies, dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving all...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fewer than 20 days after the last bell rang for the 2012-2013 school year, big box retailers launched their annual back-to-school promotions.
Advertisements for 25-cent boxes of crayons and brightly colored displays of glue sticks and notebooks...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Here are some ideas to get you ready for the back to school lunch bag rush. Occasional treats make indulgences seem truly special. Trim fat and keep the flavor in cookies by substituting egg whites for whole eggs and using applesauce for some of the fat....