Can your local school district help you save money?

Ted Jenkin, CFP® co-CEO  oXYGen Financial, Inc. 800-355-9318

Right here in the state of Georgia, it’s almost time for school again.  We’re roughly one month away.  One of the things to look for as you’re trying to save money in these tight times is to see what your local school may be able to do for you.  There are two quick things that you should look at in your research.

1. Typically, your elementary, middle, and high schools will have different partners in the community.  They may range from pizza parlors to hair salons to auto body shop places.  Often, these places will give people that live in the local community a discount and your school will give away those discounts for free.  That’s one great place that you may be able to save money. Check the front office of the school and inquire about these discounts or see if they are on the schools web site.

2. Although you generally don’t like to get tons of knocks on your door to buy things,  the second one is that local bands or sports teams may be selling out some sort of coupon book per donation in the range of $10 to $25.  If you take a look closely at the packages they hand out, there may be places within the coupon book that they’re selling to help donate to the team that may put dollars in your pocket.  Recently I purchased one in my community that gave me things like a free smoothie at Smoothie King. They also gave me a free oil change at an oil express place that I go to, and it gave me a free hair cut at the place that I get my hair done.  It’s unbelievable that I spent $20 to probably save $50, just by taking a look at the overall coupons.

The last thing you may look for in your local area for your school is to see whether or not there are any discounts on supplies.  Sometimes schools will partner with you or give you the opportunity to give you discounts on school supplies when your child goes back to school.  If you’re in the state of Georgia, don’t forget that upcoming real soon will be your two days of sales tax-free shopping for back to school items.

oXYGen Financial, Inc. co-CEO Ted Jenkin  is one of the foremost knowledgeable professionals in giving financial advice to the X and Y Generation in and around Atlanta Georgia.  Learn more by visiting www.oxygenfinancial.net to see what the professionals at oXYGen Financial can do for you!

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Ted Jenkin is a frequent guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Headline News Weekend Express. He is the co-CEO of oXYGen Financial. You can follow him on LinkedIn @ www.linkedin.com/in/theceoadvisor or on Twitter @tedjenkin.

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