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Families carefully spending more for back to school

Consumers are expected to spend more this year for back to school supplies, but they are still keeping an eye out for deals.

Consumers are expected to spend $55 billion this year for back to school supplies, but they are still keeping an eye out for deals.

The average U.S. family will spend $606.40 to outfit their kindergartners through high-schoolers, up from $548.72 last year. The average college student’s family will spend $616.13, down slightly from $618.12 last year, according to the federation’s research. More than one-third of it will be spent on electronics, including computers and cell phones, the federation said.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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