According to a recent survey, parents are spending an average of $244 to send each of their kids back to school this year. Just for the record, I spent way more on school supplies and clothes.

1. New clothes and shoes, $130.

2. Equipment for their sports or clubs, $33.

3. School supplies and a backpack, $47.

4. Technology, $34.

The survey also found that 11% of parents will turn to their own parents to get them to pay for some of that. Not a bad idea!! I did that with Macy's backpack. She wanted a new Under Armour backpack that cost over $60.00. I told her NO she hit up my parents when they visited St. Cloud a few weeks back.

Read more at Daily Mail.