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6 back-to-school supply tips from teachers

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Teachers' 6 back-to-school tips

Back-to-school shopping doesn't have to drain your wallet.

Whether you're outfitting a first-grader with a pencil case and backpack or shipping off a freshman to that first tiny dorm room, you can prepare them without blowing through all your available cash.

Take a time-tested tip from teachers: Less is more.

So as you draft your lists, assemble your budget and gird yourself for the inevitable "but we forgot!" announcement, these strategies from real classroom vets -- teachers -- will help you spend less while getting your kids ready for the school year.

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