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Welcome Back-to-School!
Summer is coming to an end, and the first day of school is right around the corner! It's an exciting time, yet most families will face organizational challenges as well as financial difficulties in the coming months. 

The following tips will help make things easier while dealing with morning alarm clocks and the seemingly nonstop stream of homework:

1. Create a Command Center: You can buy it ready-made, or save by doing a DIY project. Either way, an organization station might be what you need to take the stress out of the school year. 

2.  Frugal Savings: According to the National Retail Federation's annual survey,  back-to-school spending is expected to reach a whopping $75.8 billion this year! Here are 10 shopping tips that will help you actually save money.

3. Organize Clothing: Spend ten minutes sorting through clothes and lay out one outfit for every day of the week. Download these printable hanger labels to help you out!


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Teach Children to Invest

As your child grows up, he or she will become more aware of money and might develop bad financial habits along the way. Why not start early and teach them the importance of investing and growth? Make it fun and play the Stock Market Game or give them a lesson in the NYSE! Here are some more ways to further explain money to the younger generations. It's never too early to become educated! We hope you have a great school year. 
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