Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

By Matt Chevalier
For NewsUSA

Once again, millions of parents and kids are hitting stores for the annual back-to-school shopping season, complete with long lines and even longer receipts. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the average person spent about $603 on everything from school supplies and apparel to electronics and footwear for back-to-school last year.

The NRF also cites a BIGinsight study that found that 80.4 percent of people with school-aged children say the economy will impact their spending plans this year. For parents, finding ways to cut corners onĀ back-to-school spending can be challenging, but there are simple, easy-to-follow ways to reduce the impact on your wallet.