Back to school expenses can put a big strain on finances. Crystal Smith, our Financial Capability worker, has prepared some information about planning and budgeting for back to school.

What do you need to start the school year? Here is a helpful idea for planning your costs.

ItemsEstimate costTick off what I have bought or can reuse

Above is a sample budget. It is really important to remember that the problem for anyone on a low income is not usually a budgeting problem – but the problem created by not getting enough money to live on. However, working out where the money goes can be helpful.

If you need assistance with any issues relating to money, please contact Crystal at KNC.

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A community neighbourhood centre providing support, information, referrals and a range of programs on the Mid North Coast of NSW

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