Put school costs in spending plan
The kids are back-to-school and along with new friends, teachers and experiences comes back-toschool bills.
Including school costs in your annual spending plan will ensure your child can make the most of available opportunities while keeping your spending on track.
The new school year often brings the cost of kitting out your children with stationery and uniforms. But it is important to take into account expenses that may crop up during the year, like camps, field trips and donations.
If you are unsure exactly what costs to plan for, call your school and find out.
Consider putting a set amount aside each pay day towards these costs.
The budget calculator on sorted.org.nz allows you to include school-related costs so you can plan and understand how these costs fit within your finances throughout the year.