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How to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

By Steven Shaw on 8/4/2014

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Back to school is the second-biggest shopping season of the year (coming in after the holiday season). While buying new clothes and school supplies may be what your child looks forward to most about returning to the classroom, you should not have to spend a fortune every year. Below are some tips to save big during what can be an expensive time.

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7 Huge Mistakes Back-to-School Shoppers Make

By Steven Shaw on 8/8/2013

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If you have kids in school—K through 12 or college—you don’t need anyone to remind you that back-to-school season has arrived.

Between those early-season sales and last-minute shopping, there’s plenty of potential for trouble in the realm of personal finance—all the more so if you’re buying school supplies or clothes on a tight or non-existent budget.

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The ABCs of Back-to-School Identity Theft Protection

By Steven Shaw on 8/7/2013


Parents, add this to your back-to-school shopping list: identity theft protection tips and supplies.

It’s that hectic time of year again when you’re repeatedly asked to share your child’s personal information for school registration, sports sign-up forms and dorm move-ins.

But you may be exposing your child to fraud when you’re filling out those forms. Every year, nearly 500,000 children under the age of 18 fall victim to identity theft. Identity thieves often target kids because they have pristine credit profiles and dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs).

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