Being a parent can be pretty expensive, especially this time of year. Kids will soon be headed back to school which means long lists of school supplies, new clothes, new shoes, having to buy extra for school lunches. The first weekend of August the Government decides to give us parents a small break. Certain items are considered tax-free up to a certain amount.
If you have more than one child chances are you will make several trips to the store during the tax-free weekend so you can get all your items tax-free. Make sure when doing your shopping you think ahead. If you have a child in high school think about any school functions. Maybe a dance, or an outing that may require your child to dress up.
Now would be the time to purchase a few extra dress outfits, and maybe some stylish boots. By purchasing these items a head of time you will be saving yourself some money. When my daughter was going to public schools I noticed the businesses liked the school had certain events going on. It always seemed like they raised the prices on everything!
When school first started I had to pay almost $50 for a paid of cowboy boots my daughter only wore ONCE. If I would have known I would have purchased way before school was to start, so I got them a bit cheaper. Thinking ahead and being prepared can save you in the end.
Have you started your school shopping yet? Have you thought about hitting up some of those better deals knowing your child may need the item down the road?