It's that time of year again: school open house invitations are arriving in mailboxes, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils fills the air, and the newspaper is littered with back-to-school shopping ads. Even though I live for the thrill of a great bargain, I will not be hitting the stores. Except for a few notebooks and dry-erase markers, I will not be doing any back-to-school shopping.
I finished my kiddo's clothes shopping months ago.
By picking up a few useful habits and adapting a frugal frame of mind you can also spare yourself from the back-to-school shopping melee and save hundreds of bucks in the process. READ MORE