As the back-to-school season approaches, the idea of spending is on every parent's mind. The list for school supplies keeps growing, and college-bound kids face more than just tuition expenses. The costs for pricey items such as laptops and specialized software can easily break any well-rounded budget. But parents can ace this back-to-school season by coming up with a plan of action for anything this year's classes have to throw at them.
Check out these stories to help prep your family for everything for back to school, from trimming the school supplies list to getting your student on the right financial track. And don't forget, being in school has its perks, in the form of discounts just for students.