As we begin the 2021-2022 school year during what I call, “The Covid-19 Era,” there is much uncertainty and trepidation. Some schools commenced last week, others will start this week or after Labor Day weekend. Our Mayor says the school must be in person because “our children are safer in the classroom.”
Whether or not you agree with him, there is one thing that is a certainty, our students will continue to be schooled and they will need school supplies this year and going forward.
Like many things, back to school shopping is a habit. Some are efficient habits, and some should be broken. I notice differences in shopping habits between men and women. The evolution of the internet, Covid-19, and the closing of many malls and brick and mortar stores have forced a change in buying habits for many parents and grandparents.
Regardless of your habits, there are always things to learn, new habits to form, and ways to save money on these annual expenses, which can add up. Take a look at my top 8 money-saving tips and perhaps start a new habit:
Heed these 8 tips and watch your savings start to add up. It has been a tough run for our grade-school and young adult students (due to no fault of their own). I wish you and your families a safe and productive school year!