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What to do when back to school bites you in the budget : What to do when back to school bites you in the budget

Jul 09, 2019 - The Canadian Press

It might seem like you've been saving for back to school since you packed your children's backpacks last fall. But after replacing worn-out erasers, outgrown clothes and an outdated laptop, you may still feel the financial pinch.

And then there are items for which you didn't budget. Maybe it's a budding interest in a travel sport, a fundraiser, or birthday cupcakes.

"Parents think they're going to get a bonus because day care is gone," says Court Creeden, a North Carolina-based finan...