2016 Back to School Shopping Infographic
The back to school shopping season is the second most expensive time of year after the winter holidays for families and spending expectations this year are even higher than last year. The 2016 Back to School Shopping Infographic shows where parents plan to spend along with tips to help you save.
The tips in the infographic by Consolidated Credit are designed to help you cut back on your budget so you don’t spend as much. Hopefully that means you won’t have to rely on credit cards to cover your back to school costs – ideally you want to cover all of your back to school purchases with cash so you don’t add to your overall debt load.
However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to avoid credit cards when you shop. You may choose to use credit strategically during back to school shopping, particularly if you have a rewards credit card that offers incentives for you to use that card for back to school purchases.