backtoschool

Older Workers Flock Back to School ... and Student Loans

The best route to a secure job still runs through the classroom, and droves of middle-aged Americans are following it. The proof is in the lending: The fastest growth in the student loan business is among people in their 40s. But are they making a good investment, or a bad bet?

Back-to-School Shopping: Buyers Get a 'C' for Careful

Even before Hurricane Irene interrupted back-to-school shopping, the nation was cautious about spending for the new semester. A teetering economy is affecting the purchasing choices of 75% of families with school-age children, and 70% say they plan to spend the same or less as last year.

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.

School Backpacks to Ease the Load and the Budget

The backpack is the key piece of gear as your kids return to school this fall. What they want is something cool that holds everything; what you want is durable and within your budget. The good news: Both of you can get what you want.

Dorm decorating trend: rasterbating

rasterbateMillions of college students are moving into temporary living spaces with stark white walls and many rental and dorm housing agreements have clauses...

Free back to school 2010 supplies

Vista Print -Free back to school 2010 suppliesGet free back-to-school supplies for the 2010-11 school year through Vista Print, which continues to be generous with its free offers.You pay a few...

Click and save with online coupons

I've been looking for the back-to-school deals, and I've found plenty on Web sites offering online coupons. As retailers worry that kids and their...