Plan for back-to-school

Plan for back-to-school

Back-to-school means extra expenses for clothes, backpacks and supplies. While starting school is exciting, it often stretches family finances. But, with careful planning, some of the financial stress can be avoided. First, start with what you know you have to spend....
Get an A+ in preparation

Get an A+ in preparation

Tracking back-to-school expenses this year can help you in 2018 and beyond. Make notes of expenses for each student in the house, and add categories for seasonal expenses like sports sign-ups or Halloween costumes. Keep track of the money you spend and see if it...
Go to the head of the class

Go to the head of the class

Felix’s story Last spring, Felix, a single dad of three school-age kids, found himself thinking about financial management. He was tired of struggling to make ends meet and was relieved that school was almost over for the year. Felix knew, however, that fall would...