Opt for last year’s model over something new
f you’re splurging on a computer or tablet for your student, remember: You don’t need all the latest bells and whistles to do web research and write papers. A refurbished or older model could serve just as well (and make it less painful if the computer gets lost, stolen, or broken). Don’t miss these 10 hilarious back-to-school photos that every parent can relate to.
Trade in top-shelf brands for generics
In most cases, it’s a negligible difference between the big-name brands and no-name discount school supplies. This is a great place to save on school supplies that kids tend to use up quickly, like crayons, glue, and tissues. Plus, try one of these teacher-approved tricks for getting your child ahead this school year.