The new school year is fast approaching and your budget needs to be prepared.  Now is the time to consider the many things your school age child will need for the upcoming school year.  You should budget for these items so you are prepared to pay cash for them when they are needed.  Check with your child’s school on what items will be needed this upcoming year.  As technology continues to advance, be sure to check what types of technology they will be most likely to use at home to complete their school work (e.g., tablet, laptop, calculator, etc.).  Be prepared and know what is coming your way in terms of expenses so you are not surprised the day before school starts.