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Inflation is not your friend right now when it comes to back-to-school shopping.

If you’re wondering if it’s better to shop in person at a store or to go online, experts say it’s actually about the same price and there are benefits to both.

Our shopping expert said if you go the online route, it’s easier to compare different retailers right away. You can also quickly find and apply digital coupons. And don’t forget, there is probably a broader selection of styles and colors. The downside is you can’t try it on online.

The benefits of shopping in person include trying on clothes. Shopping experts say bring your child to the store. It’s a good way to teach them about budgeting and couponing, but you know how teenagers are in the store; they want to keep up with the latest trends.

For teenagers, our shopping expert recommends giving them a gift card and allowing them to learn how to budget out the items they need. A solo teenage shopping trip today can help build a financially wise adult tomorrow.

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