The average family spends $688 per child on back to school expenses.
Between supplies, long lists of items requested by the teacher or the school district, electronics and clothing, this shopping spree can get expensive!
The best plan would be to have sinking fund in place, or a plan where you set aside some money each month anticipating that these expenses are coming. Try your best to cut back on as many expenses as you can, and avoid using credit cards.
For some more in depth tips, read on.