August: Back-to-School Shopping

When school is around the corner, it’s time to buy new uniforms, classroom calendars, and maybe a pet rock (or two). But before you hit the stores, take some time to create a meaningful budget and implement shopping strategies.

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Savings Tips

Money Tips

Create a List

Make a list of what you need before heading to the store. It will help you avoid impulse purchases.

Set Limits

Setting limits on some items can give you permission to splurge (responsibly) on others.


After loading up on supplies, review your budget to find where you can adjust next time.


To help you master this month’s principle, check out the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education and Jump$tart Clearinghouse, or get started with a few free resources from our National Partners including:

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