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Back to School

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  • Shoppers waiting longer to finish back-to-school list

    Shoppers waiting longer to finish back-to-school list
    Back to school shoppers are waiting a little longer than they did last year to finish their shopping, perhaps to take advantage of end-of-summer deals, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. The average family with kids in grades K-12 had...
  • Store credit cards have perks, but can be costly

    Store credit cards have perks, but can be costly
    If you've put off your-back-to-school shopping and will be hitting the stores in the next few days looking for last-minute savings, one deal you may want to avoid is the one offered to sign up for a store credit card. Stores often dangle an additional...
  • Making the move back to the classroom

     Making the move back to the classroom
    Shaunea Brown was stuck. At age 29, the West Coast native had worked in a coffee shop, as a bank teller, at an auto auction and as an office coordinator, but, without a college degree, found that her opportunities to advance professionally were scarce....
  • Fill in these answers before going back to school

    Deciding to pursue — and invest in — another degree is a big decision. But where should the decision-making process begin? Jody Michael made a big career switch herself, leaving the finance field to pursue a completely different professional...
  • Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Doesn't Scare Licensing Partners

    There are still plenty of moviegoers who don't know who Rocket Raccoon or Groot are yet, but that hasn't scared off licensing partners from turning the "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters into toys or plastering them on T-shirts. When signing on to...
  • As soccer pals and teammates, they've had similar goals

    Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as...
  • Mayo: Florida's sales tax holidays skew toward well-off

    Here's my Sunday column about Florida's three sales tax holidays this year, including this week's holiday on hurricane supplies. I use some personal examples, but my point (as some commenters have totally missed) isn't to gripe about having to shell out...
  • It's Shopping Saturday! Save with coupons at Macy's, Kohl's and more

    It's Shopping Saturday! Save with coupons at Macy's, Kohl's and more
    Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores for back-to-school shopping.  Plus, we have freebies, dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving all...
  • Back-to-school dining deals and coupons

     Back-to-school dining deals and coupons
    Getting into the back-to-school swing is rough on everyone. I haven't gotten a meal on the table yet this week. Have you? This might help. Here's a roundup of dining deals and offers for cheap eats this week. Buca di Beppo: 20 percent off to-go...
  • Penny deals, BOGOS and coupons for back-to-school supplies

    Penny deals, BOGOS and coupons for back-to-school supplies
    Use that jar full of pennies to score back-to-school essentials for the kids. Here's a roundup of this week's penny deals, buy-one-get-one free offers, and coupons links, good through Saturday: Print Coupons: SmartSource.com, Target.com, RedPlum.com,...
  • Shop for free at Sam's Club Open House Friday-Monday

    Shop for free at Sam's Club Open House Friday-Monday
    Get warehouse pricing on back to school necessities during Sam’s Club Tax-Free Weekend Open House on Friday through Sunday, which coincides with Florida's sales tax holiday. Normally, you must buy a membership to shop at the wholesale club....