Back-to-school shopping can be an expensive proposition, especially if consumers don’t spend a little time “doing their homework” by researching, prioritizing, budgeting and choosing the right time to shop, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
“Consumers should approach school-supply shopping much the same way they do grocery shopping,” said Joyce Cavanagh, AgriLife Extension specialist in family economics, College Station. “Find out what you already have and then prepare a list of what you need and try not to deviate from it. Figure out how much you can spend and stick to the budget. Avoid impulse buying.”
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