How Much Does Back-to-School Stuff Cost?

Aug. 11, 2003 -- It's back-to-school time again.

According to the National Retail Federation, families with school-age children will spend an average of $450.76 on back-to-school items.

As you prepare to send your child or children back to school, how much are you going to spend on back-to-school items? Will you be spending more this year than in years past? What items will you buy or not buy this year that you may have bought in years past?

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