School supplies

Will Americans Get Our Tax Breaks Back?

Tax planning is hard even under the best of circumstances. But when you can't be sure what the tax laws will be in the year ahead, it becomes almost impossible.

4 Tips to Beat the Back-to-School Shopping Blues

Ready or not, it's time for back-to-school season. Like the Christmas shopping season, it seems to begin earlier every year, and you have to play the game if you want to catch the sales. Or do you? Personal finance guru Jean Chatzky has some surprising advice for parents.

How to Save in Back-to-School Home Stretch

The back-to-school countdown is nearing its end, but there's still time for parents to find good deals. Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, shares four tips on how you can save money while getting your child ready to hit the books.

Moms' Best Back-to-School Savings Tips

As the new school year approaches, families head to the shops for new supplies. But the back-to-school shopping season can be hard on the wallet. Follow these money-saving tips from moms across the country and you'll have plenty of cash left for apples for the teacher.

Families Turn to Nonprofits for School Supplies

Students are heading back to school, and that means they need supplies that cost money. As the economy remains uncertain, with many out of work, nonprofits are stepping up school-supply drives to help more families with this expense.