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Saving Strategies for Back-to-School Clothes and Supplies Concord NH

summer vacation is coming to an end and children will be starting back to school soon. I guess you could say bargain hunting for the best price (and value) on school supplies and children's clothing has become an annual ritual for our family, but with four school-aged children we generally have to do whatever we can to keep costs down.

Tj Maxx
(603) 228-0026
12 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH
 
Target Stores
(603) 227-0809
80 Damante Dr
Concord, NH
 
Family Dollar Store
(603) 485-5001
48 Allenstown Rd
Pembroke, NH
 
Target Stores
(603) 621-1451
100 Quality Dr
Hooksett, NH
 
Kohl's Department Store
(603) 621-9514
200 Quality Dr
Hooksett, NH
 
Bon Ton Department Stores The
(603) 227-9999
270 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH
 
Jim's Flea Market
(603) 798-5603
263 Dover Rd
Chichester, NH
 
Big Lots
(603) 627-4741
533 Mast Rd
Goffstown, NH
 
Kmart Stores
(603) 625-5741
1267 Hooksett Rd
Hooksett, NH
 
R & R Public Wholesalers Inc
(603) 624-8474
1371 Hooksett Rd
Hooksett, NH
 

Saving Strategies for Back-to-School Clothes and Supplies

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Saving Strategies for Back-to-School Clothes and Supplies
By Michelle Jones 
Email mjromans828@alltel.net
Nov 6, 2005, 13:52

   

It's that time of year again. summer vacation is coming to an end and children will be starting back to school soon. I guess you could say bargain hunting for the best price (and value) on school supplies and children's clothing has become an annual ritual for our family, but with four school-aged children we generally have to do whatever we can to keep costs down.

The bargains to be had during this back-to-school shopping season have been incredible, at least here in North Carolina. I applaud the national chain stores for offering huge sales and additional rebates to offset the expense of getting children ready for school, and hope that these special offers have been available for everyone. In particular, Office Depot, Staples, Kohl's, Goody's and Best Buys have been amazing. With a little planning (and a lot of patience) we've been able to save hundreds of dollars on the children's fall/winter school clothes and supplies, and even pick up an additional backup computer for our office--with a $350 rebate!

Here's some great strategies for saving money on school supplies...

Take Inventory

Each year, before the school year begins, I spend some time sorting through our children's school clothes to decide what additional items they might need. Clothes that are too small are packed up for a younger sibling, a friend with younger aged children, or one of our local charities. Having just gone through practically every item of clothing they own, it really helps me have a clear idea of what items our children need when the back-to-school sales begin, and maybe more importantly, what they do not need!

Know Your Budget

Decide how much money you can spend on school supplies, clothing and other needed items before you do anything else. Make a list of the general items your children need and roughly how much they will cost (hopefully you'll find them on sale for an even better price, but just give your best estimate here). Then, every time you shop for back-to-school items keep a running total of your purchases so you don't overspend your budget.

Some Simple Ways to Track Your Spending

One great way to keep track of your school supply budget is to do all your shopping at once, or at least within a short period of time--such as one week or less, then you'll know exactly how much you're spending and when it's
time to stop. (Whereas, when you shop a little here and there this week, a little here and there next week, and so on, you'll be more likely to lose track of how much you've spent and will overspend your budget.)

Another great way to keep track of your spending is to keep your receipts in a visible place such as your wallet or even the kitchen counter. Then, as you continue to shop through the month keep a running total of your receipt...

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New Hampshire Compulsory Education Laws

Home School Provisions
Planned and supervised instructional and related educational activities including curriculum and instruction in science, math, language, government, history, health, reading, writing and spelling, history of U.S. and New Hampshire constitution and exposure to and appreciation of art and music; notification and evaluation required; home schooled children shall have access to curricular courses and programs offered by school district where child resides

Age at Which School Attendance is Required
Between 6 and 16

Exceptions to Attendance Requirements
If in the best welfare of the child; approved private school; physical/mental condition prevents or makes attendance undesirable; receiving home education

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Misdemeanor and compel child to attend school

Code Section
193.1, et seq., 193-A, et seq.

From www.statelaws.findlaw.com

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