By Tim Kowols
Before many students in Door and Kewaunee counties return to class in the next week, parents can provide them a teaching moment while filling their backpack. Even with lower costs expected for this school year, the Huntington Backpack Index estimates families will spend between $637 and $1,355 for supplies and other fees depending on their age. Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors suggests showing your kids the receipts and educate them on what it means.
Pustaver also recommends last-minute school supply shoppers check their old stuff to see what they already have and do a little price comparison work before hopping in the car.