Tag Archives: back to school

Airport lounges, pricey tigers and other credit news to know

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: $7,500 That’s how much Citi wants you to spend to get the revamped Prestige’s 75,000-point sign-up bonus. Nope, that’s not a typo, there’s not an extra zero. They really want you to spend SEVEN TIMES the…
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9 early back-to-school shopping tips

Dawn Papandrea

Somehow, in June, the back-to-school sales commercials and signage are already being pumped out (sort of like how Christmas decorations start showing up in September). With all this prompting, it’s no wonder that according to the National Retail Foundation’s research,…
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5 ways to cut dorm costs

Sienna Kossman

Between designer bedding bundles and “personal dorm room stylist” appointments, shopping for a college dorm room can get unnecessarily expensive these days. My dorm room was filled with cheap Wal-Mart bedding, milk crate storage boxes and a TV that weighed…
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Spending for back to school? Check out nail salons, tattoo parlors and kids’ closets

Connie Prater

How much are you spending on back-to-school supplies or clothes for your children this year?

I haven’t set up a budget, but being the frugal mom that I am, I’m hoping it’s as little as possible. My teenage daughter, however, may have different thoughts about this.

With her, cost is often an afterthought. A Capital One survey released this week found teens and parents have vastly different views of how much school supplies cost. Only 41 percent of the teens surveyed said they expect their parents to spend more than $100 shopping for school, but 68 percent of parents expect they will spend more than $100. To me, that says teens often don’t have a clue about how much things cost today.

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Guest post from Brigitte Yuille: How I’m re-learning to be a poor student

Emily Crone

Going back to school after a few years in the workforce involves re-examining and rearranging your finances and coming up with new ways to entertain yourself, now that you’ve slashed that expense out your budget along with the carefree spending activities of the past.
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