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  • Back-to-school sales tax holiday kicks off in Florida

    Back-to-school sales tax holiday kicks off in Florida
    Shoppers across South Florida hit the malls Friday to get ready for the new school year, buying tax-free school supplies, new outfits and electronics. Throughout the weekend, Floridians will be spared the usually required 6 percent state sales tax and...
  • Various backpack drives get Broward youth back to school

    The economy is getting back on its feet, and the unemployment rate is declining in South Florida, but that hasn't had much of an effect on the number of children in the community who cannot afford back-to-school supplies. Several nonprofit organizations,...
  • Tech-savvy tips to get kids organized for back-to-school

    Tech-savvy tips to get kids organized for back-to-school
    When it’s time for the kids to head back to school, they’ll often find themselves buried in binders, folders and enough loose-leaf paper to transcribe “War and Peace.” Your son or daughter might be able to keep these supplies...
  • Back-to-school fair helps parents and kids

    Back-to-school fair helps parents and kids
    Kindergartner Isaiah Brazell, 5, sat patiently for a back-to-school haircut Saturday as volunteer barber Cliff Colston wielded his clippers. Nearby, Isaiah's mother, Yolanda Robinson, waited with other parents whose children were getting free haircuts at...
  • Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday

    Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday
    It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers. The three-day "tax holiday" falls just before the start of school, which is Aug. 11 in Seminole County...
  • It's Freebie Friday! $25 off at Best Buy, free Slurpees, $10 off gas

    It's Freebie Friday! $25 off at Best Buy, free Slurpees, $10 off gas
    Happy Freebie Friday! It's time for my fabulous freebie free-for-all! This week's list features $25 off at Best Buy, a free Rotisserie Chicken Burger at Boston Market (again),  a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (again) as the chain continues to give away sweet...
  • Video: Invoking Bob Dylan for Florida's back-to-school tax holiday

    Video: Invoking Bob Dylan for Florida's back-to-school tax holiday
    Florida's annual back-to-school tax holiday runs this weekend from August 1 to August 3.  Most clothing items, computers and computer accessories are exempted from the state's 6 percent sales tax. But the list for what's exempt and what's taxable is...
  • Back-to-school headquarters that offers free supplies gets makeover

    Back-to-school headquarters that offers free supplies gets makeover
    As thousands of Central Florida teachers make their own back-to-school preparations, the Orlando-based charity that offers them free classroom supplies showed off a colorful makeover on Thursday donated by local businesses. "We've been in this...
  • Families expected to spend more on back-to-school this year

    Families expected to spend more on back-to-school this year
    Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still impacts their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey....
  • Harry S. Truman planning back-to-school dinner

    Students and families will be warmly welcomed back to Harry S. Truman Elementary School this fall with a special Back to School Dinner sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organization. Students and families are welcome to dine together at the school at 6 p....
  • Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins

     Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins
    As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes. Meet Cyndi Hutchins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's director of financial...