Back-To-School Shopping & Budgeting

Jul 21, 2023 Family & Finances

Use back-to-school shopping to help teach your kids about budgeting and distinguishing between needs and wants.

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It’s back-to-school time and that means it’s time to get the family’s school supplies ready! This is also a great opportunity to teach your kids about budgeting and the importance of prioritizing what you need, not what you want. This activity is most appropriate for those who know how to count and do basic math; however, parents can encourage and guide little ones as needed.

Back-To-School Shopping Budget Worksheet

Use this worksheet to help kids and teens develop their shopping list, compare prices, and review their spending.

Top Back-To-School Budgeting Tips

Develop The Rules

Establish Their Spending Limit

Assess What Is Needed

Develop Their Shopping List

Have Them Organize Their List

Get Ready, Set, Shop



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