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How Much Are You Spending on Back to School? [POLL]

A new national survey finds Americans are spending an average $688 on back to school shopping. The survey from the National Retail Federation says the dollar amount includes clothing and school supplies. The $688 figure is up $84 from last year's $604 average. That sounds like a lot of money to me. What about you?

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Joy FM’s DJs Offer Back-to-School Advice For Buffalo’s Students

It's almost that time of year again. In just a few short weeks, Buffalo's students -- from kindergarteners to college seniors -- will be headed back to school. We know hindsight is 20/20 and that you're supposed to learn from, not regret, your mistakes, but our DJs wanted to offer some advice.

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Seriously? School Supplies Already on Store Shelves!

I have to ask -- isn't it a little too early for school supplies to be out on store shelves?

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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‘Back-to-School Saturday’ Is the Newest Shopping Holiday — Dollars and Sense

You know about shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but how about Back-to-School Saturday?

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flickr old shoe women
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Overcoming The Fear Of Starting At A New School

There is nothing worse then moving into a new community and starting school.

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Movies To Take You Back To School: Cheryl’s Top Five Flicks [Videos]

Summer is slipping away. It's so sad. If you're looking for an end of summer flick to ease back into your school days, why not try one of these. You might actually get excited about heading back to school. Alright, maybe not, but who doesn't love a good movie!

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A Stepmom’s Back to School Guide to Creating Structure Without Appearing Wicked!

It’s back-to-school time, just the right time to cover a theme very common in many stepfamilies. So many stepmoms struggle with a home that feels chaotic and where kids have no chores, don’t follow basic rules or have otherwise unacceptable behavior. Too often the dads have not participated in organizing and setting up rules of the home, so things are unstructured and kids are not cooperative. If a stepmom takes over the role of disciplinarian without the support of the dad, she’s headed for that “wicked” label.

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Back To School Clothing Prices Increase [Video]

This is the time of year when back to school shopping becomes a priority. But consumers beware!

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Things Your Kids Should Leave At Home When Going Back To School

When I was in middle school the list of items you could not bring was a short one. No radios, candy, gum, or squirt guns. For some reason squirt guns were a big problem. Now it’s a much more sophisticated list!

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Back to School – 5 Tips for Kids Waiting at the Bus Stop

School is almost back in session, which means it’s time to start brushing up on tips for taking the bus. The school bus can be a great resource for time-strapped parents and independence-seeking children alike. But it also needs to be approached with safety and care.

Here are five tips to make your child’s bus ride the best it can be.

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flickr by avlxyz's photostream
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Back To School With Ramen Noodles

It's hard to believe that the summer is going by so fast! But soon it will be back to school time!That means students returning to college.

For those students that are in an apartment, or do not participate in the college food plan it means preparing your own meals.

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