Does your daughter need those designer jeans for school or can those be classified as a want?
Is your son’s backpack zipper broken or does he just want a new one?
Needs vs. Wants – it’s a lesson we all learned in kindergarten, and it’s worth revisiting before you go shopping. This year, make sure the items that hit your list are really needs.
Read more about what you don’t need to buy for back-to-school in an article I wrote for H&R Block. The article also includes a back-to-school shopping quiz that will let you know if you’re destined to blow your budget, or if you can keep it frugal.
Happy Shopping and Happy Saving!