Lessons in saving money

Back-to-school time is expensive for parents around the country, but there are ways to relieve the burden, writes Emma Kennedy.

18th August, 2012
Average back-to-school costs stand at €487 for a primary school child. Photo: Thinkstock

Families with more than one child getting ready to start - or return to - school could face bills of more than €1,000 for back-to-school expenses, meaning that savvy spending choices are all the more important.

With uniforms, books and all manner of sundries to look after, bills for each child can run to hundreds of euro. Recent figures from the National Consumer Agency (NCA) revealed that average back-to-school costs stand at €487 for a...

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