Summer goes by quickly - just like the money in consumer's wallets once back-to-school shopping begins. July kicks off the second busiest shopping season of the year with the average family spending almost $700 on school-related items. Most parents are eager to find ways to cut back. While many clip coupons or buy generic, there are other creative ways to help fulfill the back-to-school list on a budget.
Here are 10 ways to save money on back-to-school shopping from the experts at Living on the Cheap:
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