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Back-to-School Savings Cheat Sheet

Wise up this back-to-school season. Let our savings cheat sheet help you budget your spending on supplies and gears.

By Dawn Papandrea

Pop Quiz: Is it possible to stick to your back-to-school shopping budget? Despite extreme markdowns, acing this money midterm isn't as simple as it seems. That's why Family Circle turned to frugal-living "tutors" for a cram session on shopping smarter. We're happy to let you share our notes!

Classy Causes

Did you know that teachers spend up to $1,000 of their own money every school year to purchase materials for their classrooms? That's $1.3 billion annually! It's no wonder when you consider that 16 million students in America struggle to afford basic school supplies, according to DoSomething.org. Here's how you can help out with a donation.