A new school year is just around the corner, and you know what that means:
The annual hunt for school supplies.
Did you know preparing for school in the fall is, on average, a family’s second largest expenditure each year, outranked only by Christmas?
Maybe that comes as a surprise to you, but I’m sure this won’t: The time and cost required of parents to get their kids ready for a new school year can not only put a strain on their wallet, but on their marriage. So a little planning goes a long way.
To that end, we’ve invited financial experts Scott and Bethany Palmer to join us on today’s broadcast, “Budgeting for Back-to-School Spending.” Their advice is priceless (no pun intended) for moms and dads who’d like to approach this yearly task as efficiently and economically as possible. I learned a lot from my conversation with the Palmers that’ll help Jean and me make the most of every dollar and, hopefully, eliminate some stress along the way. I think you’ll get plenty of practical ideas as well.