Back to school for parents Abbotsford BC

The following contains education information you should know about the supplies you need for going back to school. Read on if you or a loved one is already in or preparing to start school in Abbotsford.

Career Gate Community College
(604) 855-8808
107 33119 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
 
Abbotsford Dance Centre
(604) 855-7861
2375 West Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC
 
ESL Gateways Learning Centre
(604) 756-0375
1 32330 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
 
Young Drivers
(604) 854-1995
48 32700 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
 
CDI College Of Business Technology & Health Care
(604) 850-8585
31838 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
 
Vancouver Career College
(604) 850-3523
2702 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC
 
Triangle Community Resources Inc
(604) 859-0033
33760 Essendene Avenue
Abbotsford, BC
 
Academy Of Learning Computer & Business Career College
(604) 855-3315
300 32555 Simon Avenue
Abbotsford, BC
 
Sun Hang Do Martial Arts
(604) 852-4222
7 34100 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
 
Castle Park Elementary
(604) 468-8620
1144 Confederation Dr
Port Coquitlam, BC
 

Back to school for parents

Provided By:

By Sally Muscott

(NC)-Back to School means back to school shopping, and if you're not careful, you can end up spending thousands of dollars outfitting your kids for the coming year. Canadians spend nearly $2 billion annually on back to school shopping - is there any way to avoid breaking the bank?

Derek Szeto, founder of Canada's leading bargain-hunting website, RedFlagDeals.com, thinks there is. "Comparison shopping is one of the most effective ways to save money and RedFlagDeals.com gives Canadian shoppers the opportunity to easily find those back-to-school deals."

Before you even start shopping, don't forget about the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. Do last year's soccer shoes still fit? Has Mary grown into her big sister's wardrobe? Even going through a child's own closet to determine what they have and what they actually need - rather than just shopping blindly - can be a huge money-saver.

Once you've figured out what you have, figure out what you need. Create your shopping list as soon as possible so you can stock up on school supplies and other necessities as they go on sale over the course of the summer.

If your kids are a bit older, why not give them a budget to work with? Maybe they want to spend $150 pair of jeans in the store, but if they only have a budget of $175 for clothes, they'll start to realize that they have to prioritize and make good choices with their cash. Letting your child choose where to splurge and where to save will provide the child with a sense of autonomy, maturity, and a great life skill. (A quick budget tip: use prepaid cash cards, which can be loaded with the exact budget amount - and not a penny more).

Credit: www.newscanada.com