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Jul 25, 2022

It’s back-to-school shopping season. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, back-to-school and back-to-college shoppers anticipate paying more for school supplies, clothing and electronics. As a result, they’re implementing savings-focused shopping behaviors, including comparative shopping online, shopping sales more often, buying store brand or generic products and using coupons more. K-State Research and Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss (kish) says shoppers can cut costs by having a plan and doing their homework before making back-to-school purchases.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.