With August midway through, for those of us with kids still living at home that often means back to school is already here, or will be very soon. Families on a budget like us want to save money because as in years past, our children are going to be needing (and wanting) all kinds of stuff this fall -- uniforms or new clothes, school supplies, and books.
Just part of the stack of second-hand text books we've bought for this school year...
With my triplets going into a private high school this fall, I'm learning that those astronomical costs aren't necessarily only for college kids, either. Woroch's strategy, which I've already put to the test myself shopping for my own family, is simple and logical. The key is to avoid buying new books at retail stores and, in the case of university students, use the college bookstore only as a last resort.
"Websites such as CampusBooks.com, BigWords.com and AllBookstores.com make the process much easier," she says.
Looking forward to your comments about this. Definitely feel free to add your own additional tips to saving money on books in the comment section below.