Buying all of our school supplies at one store won't lead to the biggest savings. There are ways to score cheap markers and free pens and dramatically reduce the back-to-school bill, but we've got to know the tricks before we head out.
Ten bucks on a few bags of Halloween candy? Scary. The next thing we know we've spent fifty bucks or more prepping for trick-or-treaters, and (let's be honest), because we want to hold back a stash for ourselves. It happens.