Back to School Budgeting: How to Prepare for the Return to Classrooms

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This week, we’ll discuss tips to prepare for back to school costs as we transition out of online learning classrooms.

Topic: Back to School Budgeting: How to Prepare for the Return to Classrooms

When: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include: Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian, Jennifer White: Consumer Education and Advocacy at Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

  1. What are some best practices for developing a back to school budget, and when is the best time to start planning?
  2. What items should you factor into your back to school budget?
  3. How can you save on clothing and uniforms when back to school shopping?
  4. How can you save on school supplies?
  5. How can you save on the cost of textbooks or electronics required for school?
  6. What resources are available for families that struggle to afford school supplies?
  7. How can parents or college students furnishing a dorm save on the cost of supplies?
  8. What apps or online resources are available to help reduce the cost of back to school shopping?
  9. What are some back to school shopping mistakes to avoid?
  10. Any final tips for parents getting ready to tackle their back to school shopping list?

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