School Supplies Costing More

When you hit the stores to buy school supplies for your children, be prepared to spend more this year than you did last year.

Parents could end up spending 2.5% more this year than last... According to a US Trade Organization report. For everything your child will need for school... From clothes to electronics to paper and pens... Expect to shell out $594, for a family with two children.

Last year those same items would have cost you about thirty dollars less... $563. As any parent knows, school supply shopping can take up a large chunk of that $594.