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How Much Do You Spend on Back-to-School?

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A new study by the National Retail Federation found that the average parent spends $606 on back-to-school clothes and supplies. That's an increase from last year's $549.

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Given the recession, many families are trying to find ways to cut costs -- taking advantage of back-to-school sales, reusing supplies (like backpacks and binders) from last year and shopping online instead of in store for better bargains.

How are YOU saving money for back-to-school -- and how much do you spend, on average?

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Jennifer L. October 29, 2010, 8:07 AM

Why on earth do you buy your child a new backpack every year? If nothing’s wrong with the old one, there’s absolutely no need to throw it out. This concept is reprehensible to me.

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