Scrimp or Splurge? When to Save, When to Spend

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Sara Eckel on Sep 8, 2009 at 2:05PM

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Scrimp or Splurge? When to Save, When to Spend

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Backpacks: Splurge

The kids may love those cheap knapsacks covered with bright cartoon characters, but Noel says it probably won’t be long before their zippers start to break and the seams unravel. To ensure that your young scholars will be able to tote heavy books for years to come, invest in a high-quality backpack that has a warranty. Ditto for Mom and Dad’s suitcases and carry-on bags.

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