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Back-to-school shopping can provide kids a valuable lesson in finances

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YORK, Pa.-- It's that time of year.

August is halfway over, meaning many schools will be opening their doors for a new school year to begin in the next couple weeks.

With a new school year approaching means the need for school supplies, as parents and students prepare for the coming year.

Back-to-school shopping can be an expensive, difficult task if you haven't made a plan or know of the deals being offered. However, this time can also be used as a valuable teaching tool, with kids having the ability to learn about finances while helping gather their supplies.

Financial professional Sean Clark from York Independents is stopping by the set today to offer up some tips and tools for parents to help teach their children about finances while back-to-school shopping.

For more information and starting to plan a budget, you can visit the York Independents' website here.