Back-to-School Shopping with Claudia Lombana
Going back to school used to be a simple matter of choosing pens, pencils and a lunchbox. Now, getting your kids ready for school is a multiple choice quiz for deciding the best technology, fashions and trends to help make a student successful. From kindergarten to college, shopping expert Claudia Lombana shares the hottest new trends and money-saving ideas for the new school year.
CLAUDIA LOMBANA HAS WHAT’S NEW FOR SCHOOL:
PREDICTIONS–Latest data and HOT new trends from #1 consumer expert
LUNCHROOM LOVE—Simple ways to make every lunch special
SAFETY–Simple pro-active ideas to keep your child safe and healthy
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The back-to-school and college shopping season is in full swing, but many parents and college students say they are waiting for the best deals to complete their shopping lists, according to the annual survey. Total spending for K-12 schools and college combined is projected to reach $82.8 billion, nearly as high as last year’s $83.6 billion.
Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average $684.79 each, compared with last year’s $687.72 for a total of $27.5 billion. That’s the third-highest total in the history of the survey following a peak of $30.3 billion in 2012 and last year’s $29.5 billion.
Those with young people heading to college as well as college and graduate students purchasing for themselves plan to spend an average $942.17 each, down from last year’s $969.88 for a total of $55.3 billion. That’s an all-time high in the history of the survey, up from last year’s previous record of $54.1 billion.