It is that time of year -new clothes, back packs and school supplies. How do you do it on a budget.
Back-to-school shopping can be a drain on the family budget and a drain on the nerves.
But wise shoppers can plan ahead and involve their kids in the shopping process, turning it into a pleasurable family adventure.
"Parents can use this opportunity as a teachable moment for children to learn the decision-making process and to understand budgetry," says Annette Fitzgerald, consumer and family economics specialist for the University of Missouri Extension