Our Back-to-school segment continues. Letâ€™s keep the summer vibes going and plan for the rising cost of back-to-school shopping. Seasonal expenses do not have to mean season emergencies if we plan ahead.
Last year, the cost of back-to-school rose 5%. The average cost of school supplies, clothes, shoes and electronics was about $665 per child. Elementary age kids are the least expensive while high schoolers can drive up the bill like the rising temperatures outside.
Teacher also get hit with additional cost as budgets for classroom needs are often sacrificed. Teachers spend on average $485 to get their classroom ready.
Check Center offers several loan options to help you through this expensive time including Payday Loans up to $255, Personal Installment Loans up to $2,500 and Auto Equity Loans up to $7,500. Check Center also has Netspend Â© Visa Â© Prepaid Cards to help you set money aside or to control expenses. You can also send money to family and friends all over the world at Check Center.
3 Ways Check Center Can Help
- Check Center is hosting its annual back-to-school drive on 7/27. We will be giving away backpacks and having raffles. In San Diego, visit our store in Escondido, CA; Vista, CA; El Cajon, CA; and Chula Vista, CA. In Oakland, visit our store at 3225 Lake Shore Ave.
- Shopping online can help you save time and money. You can compare prices quickly and shipping is often free. Use a Netspend prepaid card from Check Center to budget and shop safe and secure online.
- Check Center has 10 convenient locations throughout the Bay Area (Berkeley, CA; Fremont, CA â€“ Washington Blvd.; Fremont, CA â€“ Fremont Blvd.; Hayward, CA; Newark, CA; Oakland, CA; Richmond, CA; Rohnert Park, CA; Santa Rosa, CA â€“ Mendocino Ave.; and Santa Rosa, CA â€“ Stony Point Road) and 7 locations in San Diego County (Chula Vista, CA; El Cajon, CA; Escondido, CA â€“ Mission Ave.; Escondido, CA â€“ Valley Parkway; San Diego, CA; San Marcos, CA and Vista, CA) to make finding the money you need more convenient. Click here to find the location near you.