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What Was Your Back-To-School Shopping List Missing? Chances Are You Forgot The College Savings Plan

Judith Ward | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Judith Ward

The best way for parents to bypass the stress about paying for college is to save for it in advance. Our research shows that every dollar saved ahead of time can equate to almost $2 that won't have to be paid in debt later.

8 Reasons Parents Really Hate Sending Their Kids Back To School

Jenny Isenman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

My daughter spent 25 minutes deciding whether the folder with the kitten popping out of a birthday present was "better" than the folder with the puppy looking at the kitten with sad eyes while the kitten batted him in the snout. Seriously.

Mr. Cory's Back To School Video Is The Funniest/Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 09.12.2014 | Style

It's no secret that we're obsessed with Mr.Cory, the 10 year-old CEO who has more style than most adults we know. And it looks like most of the world ...

The 'Artisanal' School Supplies List

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

Great care was taken in choosing these school supplies to further your child's education and put him/her in a "ready to learn" state of mind, so we ask that you not deviate from this list when making your purchases. Some items may only be purchased at village cooperatives in the mountain regions of Asia, so plan accordingly as supplies may be limited.

Back-to-School Supplies With Heart

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

For every Yoobi item purchased, the company contributes an item to a Classroom Pack, which contains essential school supplies. Together with their non-profit partner, the Kids In Need Foundation.

7 Must-Have Items You'll Need For College

| Posted 08.25.2014 | Teen

You’ve probably been back-to-school shopping for years by now, so you know the drill –- new pencils, backpack, notebooks, the works. But here’s ...

5 Thoughts That Go Through Every Parent's Head As Back-To-School Approaches

Dynamom | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents

Of course, you love spending more time with the kids during the summer months, but let's be honest: Having them back in their classrooms is all kinds of awesome.

5 Things I Don't Want My Daughter to Learn in Kindergarten

Meredith Hale | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

As excited as I am for her, I'm nervous too. My daughter's funny, imaginative and most of all, open to everyone she meets. The real world has a way of stifling these traits -- of hardening even the tenderest of little hearts.

Backpacks for Everyone

Galit Breen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Galit Breen

As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new pens, and erasers in every color.


Amy Mullis | Posted 10.18.2014 | Comedy
Amy Mullis

Anyone who thinks a mother in search of a pack of Crayolas and a bottle of Elmer's isn't dangerous has never had a kid in 4K.

Back-To-School Shopping Season Gets Off To Strong Start

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales. The National Ret...

These Teachers Are Spending Big Money On Back-To-School, And They're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

Back-to-school time doesn't only mean big spending for students and parents, often, educators have to shell out money from their own paychecks to supp...

13 Back-To-School Hacks, Tips And Tricks For An Easy Transition Into Fall

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

Here's the bad news: Back-to-school season is upon us. Camp bags filled with swimsuits and sunscreen give way to backpacks laden with books, and the c...

The Price I'll Gladly Pay For My Kids' Education

Audrey Hayworth | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Audrey Hayworth

Most people complain about the cost of the school supplies they have to buy each year, or the amount of the supply fee they pay to the school. I witnessed such a complaint while shopping, and have been so disturbed since that I had to write about it.

Don't Let Back-to-School Tasks Sneak Up On You

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Jason Alderman

If you're a first-timer or simply need a back-to-school refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity.

Terminally Ill Woman Does Something Incredible At A Kmart

Posted 09.10.2013 | Good News

It's like Christmas in September! Sixteen families in Auburn, Maine, received a heartwarming phone call from their local Kmart last week. The stor...

Parents' Back-to-School Shopping: Top 10 Essentials for Grown-Ups

Emma Jenner | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

If you don't plan ahead, you're likely to find yourself over budget and exhausted before the school year even begins. So once you've made a list of all the books, pens, and binders for your kids, take a moment to think through what to get this fall for yourself.

What To Do About Back-To-School Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Rather than fight the crowds driving all over town for more "stuff," maybe it's better to take a walk with our kids and just talk about their future.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School, Part 2

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As promised, the second half of the best of New York's stores for back-to-school shopping! Lester's - 1534 Second Avenue - 1102-1120 Avenue U, Bro...

Back to School in an Ad-Centric World

Julie Dobrow | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Julie Dobrow

When product lines are linked to icons of popular culture (music, teen celebrities, sports stars) and begin pounding the airwaves and cyber-world well ahead of the start of school or a holiday, does this enhance or diminish the meaning of event in children's minds?

10 Backpacks That Will Make You The Coolest Kid In School

Posted 08.23.2013 | Teen

There's still time to buy the most important item on your back-to-school shopping list: your backpack. For those of you who want to make the ULTIMATE ...

Why Back-To-School Time Makes Me Feel Nostalgic

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

This will be the first in 25 years that none of my kids are going 'back to school.' They're all out of college now, have jobs, and though one is thinking of going on for some further training, it hasn't happened yet.

Disney Celebs Share Their Back-To-School Shopping Lists

Posted 08.22.2013 | Teen

It's that time of the year again. Yes, it's definitely a little sad that summer is over, but I get super excited when it's time to go back to school. ...

The BIG Price Tag Of Back-To-School Shopping

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents

Whether your child attends public school or private school, high school or college, back-to-school shopping is always an added expense. But this year,...

How NOT To Spend A Ridiculous Amount Of Money This Back-To-School Season

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- The back-to-school shopping season is kicking into high gear, but stores have been pushing it for a month. They're working hard to get par...