Skip Nav
LilSugar Awards
Vote For Your Favorite Kids' Product in the POPSUGAR LilSugar Awards!
Pregnancy
Mom Says "Hello and Goodbye" to Baby She Carried to Term For Organ Donation
Baby Names
More Than 100 of the Best Baby Names For Twins

Back to School Spending

Back-to-School Budget: Spending Spree or Penny Pinching?

With grumblings of a double-dip recession and consumer spending increasing at a slower than expected rate, is it any wonder that parents may be once again cutting back on their back-to-school spending this year? Even if your kids may have visions of shiny new school supplies dancing in their heads, the Wall Street Journal reports that back-to-school spending will be lower than normal this year, at an average of $606 per family. The good news is that this amount is more than the average spent last year ($549 per family). But still, the figure does fall shorter than normal and takes into account the fact that 30 percent of families say they will be reusing supplies from last year. Will you be budgeting as you get ready for the new school year, or making sure your kids get the cutest new school supplies?

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Livvy-P Livvy-P 6 years
I'll be spending more, because my daughter is starting kindergarten. This will be the first time that I have to buy "school supplies". She didn't even need a backpack at her preschool - the school supplied the bags last year, and the kids decorated them!
How to Save Money at Whole Foods Hot Bar
FSU Football Player Eats Lunch With Boy With Autism
Traditional Baby Names
Pictures of Beautiful Desks
How to Save Money Every Day
Rent Camping, Biking, and Tennis Equipment From Stores Like REI and Lower Gear
Meal-Prep Inspiration
Reasons New Moms Cry
Spring Allergy Beauty Tips
How to Grocery Shop at Costco For One Person

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds