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.