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How to beat inflation and save when back to school shopping

  • Aniya Faulcon
Every Wednesday, Rachel Welsh teaches her Moshannon Valley Elementary School class about emotions and self regulation skills.

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Every Wednesday, Rachel Welsh teaches her Moshannon Valley Elementary School class about emotions and self regulation skills.

Airdate: July 21, 2022

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As students prepare for their first full year of in person learning since the start of COVID-19, the pressure to hit the school hallways with style, fit in, or simply be prepared for a successful school year, is on and is costing parents and students a pretty penny.

With an over 9% inflation rate in the U.S., the highest since November of 1981, food, housing utilities, entertainment, retail, and even parents and students shopping for back-to-school supplies are affected.

According to a Top Cash Back survey, 80% of Americans are shopping back-to-school sales this year, but 53 percent expect to spend more than last year on back-to-school supplies.

On Thursday’s Smart Talk, we’ll hear from Rebecca Gramuglia, Consumer Expert for Top Cash Back, on how to beat inflation and save on back-to-school essentials this year.

 

Learn more:

https://www.topcashback.com/blog/back-to-school-survey-2022

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/13/inflation-rose-9point1percent-in-june-even-more-than-expected-as-price-pressures-intensify.html

https://www.shopify.com/retail/inflation-in-retail

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