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Back to school budgeting: What are your tips and tricks?

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Tweet us your money saving tips and tricks @CBCCommunity or send us a note at Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

With the unofficial end of summer upon us, it can only mean that soon the school bell will ring and students will settle into their desks to start another year.

For parents, however, it means opening your wallets to dish out dollars on clothing, school supplies and the latest tech gadgets.

So how do you do it -- without breaking the bank?

We want to know your back to school budgeting tips and tricks!

Do you shop around? Or shop online? Use coupons or price match? Use hand-me-downs? 

Do you set limits on what your children can have? How do you include your children in the budgeting process? 

What do you splurge on and what do you "skimp" on?

Tweet us your money saving tips and tricks @CBCCommunity or send us a note at We will be compiling your responses. 

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