Fighting to keep on budget

August 7th, 2017

A lot of people are dreading the start of the new school year. The summer was bad enough with kids home eating everything they could find and running up the light bill as they watched TV or used their electronic devices. There were also the activities such as summer school or camps that parents had [...]

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How to save on back to school costs!

January 11th, 2017

Only a parent knows that special fear of sending their children back to school after the holidays. No it’s not fear of criminal elements that I am referring to but fear of the effect it will have on the family’s budget. Back to School While it is true that when the children were on holiday [...]

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Save on back to school shopping!

August 23rd, 2016

I know you might be thinking it’s too soon to talk about going to school. However a best kept secret is that it is much better to start early. Many parents start in late August and find themselves missing out on summer deals.  Books that are in high demand have also been known to sell [...]

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How Consumers can save on Back to School Costs

August 3rd, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer I know it might seem to be too early to consider this but the strain consumers feel when preparing for the new school year can be alleviated. The most stressful thing for consumers at this time besides paying those auxiliary fees is purchasing the books on the book [...]

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Book Bargains!

December 19th, 2011

Do you have a child who is preparing to enter high school?  Then prepare to spend money on uniform, school fees, shoes and most of all books. The cost of most textbooks for high school students is climbing above the reach of a lot of parents.  So what can be done about the high cost of [...]

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Slide into School with Ease!

September 6th, 2010

As promised I am sharing some tips so you can save on back to school costs. * Start saving early (I know this is hard but it pays off in the long run) *Check relatives and friends for second hand books. (Ask teachers to select the books that will be used for first term)  *Discuss with [...]

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  • Stay safe while you shop!
  • Fighting to keep on budget
  • Are you a bad customer?
  • Do you dispose of your waste properly?
  • Saving Money in the Summer! (Part 1)
  • Online Safety – Part 2
  • Are you safe shopping online? (Part 1)
  • The tax situation!
  • Do you have the perfect budget!
  • Decorating on a budget!