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Budget-Friendly Ways to Make the First Day of School Special

August 19, 2014 |

Each year, the beginning of a new school year looms over a summer of fun activities, family time and being outdoors. A lot of kids (and parents) look forward to going back to a schedule, while others have a really hard time with it. This year, create something new and special that can be done year after year, and create your own back-to-school tradition. Check out this list for a few ideas. Read More

Secondhand Savings: Buying Used Kids Clothing

June 5, 2014 |

Keeping up with the constant laundry can be a nightmare, but kids need tons of options when it comes to clothes. Rain coats, boots, snow clothes, sweaters, shorts, and much more are necessities for your kids to be comfortable. All this gear can get pretty pricey if you purchase it at full price. Fortunately there are alternatives to just hitting the nearest store. Check out this list of shopping options when it comes to updating your child’s closet. Read More

Earning Money For Your School With Shoparoo

April 28, 2014 |

The cost of education is rising and it puts our schools in a tough financial position – do they cut “extras” like art and music? Or do they ask the parents for contributions to keep these activities available? Neither is a great option. That is why many schools resort to fundraising, whether it is through selling chocolate bars and tins of popcorn or collecting Box Tops for Education. Read More

Tips for Teaching Kids to be Smart with Money

April 25, 2014 |

As parents we work hard to teach our kids to read, write and ride a bike. But how much time do we spend teaching them to be smart with money? According to financial guru Dave Ramsey, probably not enough. But teaching your kids to be financially responsible is an incredibly valuable gift that will serve them well the rest of their lives. This week Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze released their new book Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money. Before your kids leave the nest Ramsey and Cruze urge parents to make sure kids learn these five lessons.  Read More

Why Shopping With Your Mom (Or Daughter) Is a Good Thing

March 28, 2014 |

It used to be that moms couldn’t even be seen in the mall parking lot with their teens, often doing a drop-off a few blocks away. Now, moms and teens are (gasp!) shopping in some of the same stores and even borrowing items from each other’s closets. Gone are the days when prom dress shopping was a nightmare day in which moms protectively guarded their credit cards, refusing to pay for the “dress” the teen insisted was in style and that her other friends were all allowed to wear. Here’s why this prom dress season you may see moms and teens smiling in stores instead. Read More

Head of the Class: Exclusive Savings Just for Teachers

March 17, 2014 |

Helping the nation’s youth reach their full potential is no small task, which is why our teachers deserve a little love. America’s clothing retailers agree, with a host of ways they invite educators to save cash while looking sharp. Here are a few tips on finding the best deals for great classroom styles. Read More

Homecoming Dress Deals and Steals

September 25, 2012 |

Homecoming season is just around the corner, and if you're shopping for a dress for the occasion but don't have a big budget, you might find yourself frustrated with the offerings. Here are five dresses under $100, plus jewelry to ... Read More

The Back-to-School Basics Checklist

August 1, 2012 |

According to the National Retail Federation, parents spend an average of about $600 to send their kids back to school. Obviously that's more than glue sticks and folders. So what are the necessities and what stuff can parents skip in order to save money? Here's what the pros categorize as essential and frivolous.

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Graduation Deals Round Up: Gifts for All Grade Levels

June 5, 2012 |

Graduation season is here! From preschool to grad school, here are some ideas for graduation gifts — and coupons to match! Although these deals are sorted by age, there's plenty of overlap; check out everything to find the perfect fit ... Read More

3 Ways to Help Kids in Need Get School Supplies

August 9, 2011 | 1

Back to school time can be stressful for parents who can't afford to fulfill those long lists of supplies. According to the US Census Bureau, families spent $7.4 billion in clothing stores alone last August. Often the burden of keeping the classroom stocked with necessary supplies falls on teachers. According to research from the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), public school teachers spent more than $1.33 billion out-of-pocket on school supplies and instructional materials last school year. Thankfully there are plenty of programs designed to help the less fortunate go back to school prepared to learn. Not only does this help kids stock up for the school year, but it takes some of the burden off teachers.

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Smart Savings: Good Deals for Good Grades

June 20, 2011 | 3

Summer has arrived for kids across the country. If your little one earned great grades this school year you're probably looking for ways to reward his/her hard work and dedication in the classroom. Turns out there are plenty of businesses, restaurants and retailers providing incentives for students who get good grades.

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