Thursday, August 11, 2005

Back to school on a budget

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
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