Dear Crabby, Why are Back-to-School Supplies so Expensive?

Dear Crabby, I am sending my kids to school for the first time (they’ve been homeschooled until now) and am finally ready to start back-to-school shopping. Some of my mom friends have been lamenting over the cost. Is it really that expensive? Thanks, Mona Moneysense Dear Mrs. Moneysense, All I can say is prepare yourself for sticker shock. Back in my day all we needed were the basics: paper, pencils, ruler, and books – all items the schools pretty much gave to us! I do remember sweet … [Read more...]