Nationally, 62% of parents plan to begin back-to-school shopping before August, according to the Deloitte survey. But the study also shows that planning ahead might not be the best strategy, as parents who begin shopping early tend to spend an average of $100 more than shoppers who get a later start.
So, how do you save money on buying much needed school supplies for your little ones? Take some time this summer to reassess your financial picture. It’s important to realize that shopping for the new school season doesn’t necessarily mean spending outside your means.