Do you refuse to utter the words "back-to-school shopping" before Aug. 1 - or are you already stockpiling notebooks and uniforms?
The LA Times reports that parents are expected to spend less on back-to-school this year and that many are already shopping:
"Parents shopping for school-age children are getting an early start with 23.9% of families saying they are already scouring the racks and nosing through shelves. That’s the highest percentage ever of consumers launching their back-to-school preparations two months before classes begin."
What's your plan?