How Much The Average Family Spends on Back to School Shopping ...

And the answer is ... The average parents will spend $507 on back-to-school shopping this year, according to a new study. That's up $42 from last year. WOW!

Here are some tips on how to save $$

1. Make a list and a budget. Schools usually send students a list of what they'll need for the upcoming school year. You might even be able to find it onTargetorWalmart'swebsites.

2. Take inventory of what you already have. To avoid buying things you don't need.

3. Use coupons and shop sales. 

4. Buy used or refurbished items. 

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