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Back to School Shopping Tips

Faith & Finance

Christian talk radio with Rob West

August 3, 2023

Back-to-school shopping can be expensive, but there are ways to save money. Sales tax holidays are offered in many states, allowing shoppers to save anywhere from 2-7% off their purchases. It's important to know when the tax holiday starts and stops, and what items are tax-free in your state. Shopping online is also an option, as most states allow for tax-free online purchases during the holiday period. Other tips for saving include determining how much you can spend without using a credit card, making a list of what you need to buy, and sticking to the plan. Rob also answers listener questions on the program about reallocating investment assets, paying off credit cards, determining the right time to draw Social Security benefits, and selling a home to cover certain expenses.

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