| Aug 2, 2014
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
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,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:12 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:47 AM
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....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:07 PM
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....
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:22 PM
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...