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15 Ways to Survive Back-to-School
(at any age!)

Aerial view of 5 schoolkids sitting on bench with computer and school books on lap
Written by FlexShopper

When you hear “back-to-school”, what do you feel? Excitement with a side-order of anxiousness? It’s easy to get overwhelmed. The lists get longer, the asks get bigger, and the price tags get scarier. Put your mind a little more at ease, knowing there are flexible options to help set your student up for success. Get key items now and pay for them over time! Whether it’s a laptop, cellphone update, or dorm accessories, FlexShopper is here to help.

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” –Oprah Winfrey

Young hispanic parents and son shopping for school supplies

Has back-to-school season stopped being fun? The parents and grandparents of today’s students remember the joy their shiny new supplies brought. Those prized pencil boxes and glittery themed notebooks. Or the hot-item Trapper Keeper or rolling backpack. We think it’s possible to re-claim that excitement, support your kids’ experiences, model self-care, and stay in-budget every step of the way.

Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School

  • Lease-to-own more expensive items and reduce up-front costs
  • Make a plan with your kids: what’s needed and what’s priority?
  • Make a list, stick to it and don’t leave home without it
  • Essentials first, then schedule a fun 2nd trip when budget allows
  • Look for coupons and discounts – another great way to involve the kids

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” –Lily Tomlin

Parent Self-Care Tips
to Survive the Season

  • Share your own views and feelings so kids see it as a partnership
  • Stick to your plan… easiest way to stay organized (and sane)
  • Map out daily routines and get the kids in on designing morning/evening plans
  • Consult your “village” – invite support from others who’ve ‘been there’
  • Remember what self-care means to you and prioritize it in your schedule

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” –Taylor Swift

The Best Advice for Students
K-thru-College!

  • Be completely yourself, not what others want (or expect)
  • Become what you hope to attract… basically, Golden Rule
  • Be safe, be smart: if it doesn’t feel right or safe, it’s a no
  • Surround yourself with positive people who lift you up
  • Try not to worry…when you’re busy being kind and having
    new experiences, things tend to work out

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
–Nelson Mandela

 White college student sitting at her desk in dorm room drinking coffee and looking at laptop

Arguably Right for Any
Back-to-School Wishlist


Apple – iPad Air (2022) – 5th Gen – Wi-Fi – 64GB – Blue

Blue Ipad Air 2022

  • Immersive 10.9″ Liquid Retina display
  • Breakthrough Apple M1 chip delivers faster performance
  • Touch ID advanced cameras
  • Blazing-fast 5G2 and Wi-Fi 6 USB-C

 

 

Pomona Bookcase

Colorful Bookshelf

  • Contemporary-style, 4-shelf design
  • Ample storage and display space
  • Ash veneer with pop-of-color shelf backs
  • Iron legs provide stability

 

 

Two-tone Dorrinson Medium TV Stand

Two tones Tv stand with barn doors

  • Relaxed farmhouse style with two-tone finish
  • Accommodates TV and media equipment
  • Cross-buck details and sliding barn doors add charm
  • Adjustable shelving, cutouts for wire management

 

Apple – AirPods Pro (with MagSafe Charging Case) – White

White AirPods headphones

  • Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound
  • Transparency mode for hearing the world around you
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Customizable fit for all-day comfort

 

VIZIO – 50″ Class V-Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV

  • Epic 4K UHD for sharp, crystal-clear picture quality
  • Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10
  • Full-array backlight and active pixel tuning
  • Award-winning SmartCast with all-new Voice Remote

 

 

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 – keyboard and mouse set – English – US

Logitech Black Keyboard and Mouse combo

  • Logitech advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity
  • LCD dashboard / Long battery life
  • Low-profile keyboard / sculpted mouse
  • Hyperfast scrolling

 

 

Microsoft – Xbox Series X 1TB Console – Black

Black Xbox Series X 1TB Console

  • 4K gaming with up to 120 frames per second
  • 12 teraflops of raw graphic processing power
  • Xbox Velocity Architecture for faster, streamlined gameplay
  • Seamlessly move between multiple games in a flash

 

Fujifilm – instax mini 11 Instant Film Camera – Sky Blue

Blue Fujifilm instax mini camera

  • Automatic Exposure function — no adjustment dial needed
  • Selfie Mode includes built-in macro mode and selfie mirror
  • Two fun shutter button accessories customize camera’s look

 

Samsung – Galaxy Watch4 Aluminum Smartwatch 40mm BT – Gold

Pink Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Aluminum Smartwatch 40mm

  • Get the health data you need to crush your wellness
  • Assesses multiple body-wellness factors, on your schedule
  • Most comprehensive wellness management parameters available on a smartwatch

Young female student standing with eyes closed in meditation mode with book open on her head

Head Back Happier!

How about a less-anxious start and a more budget-friendly plan for this school year? We know you want the best for your kids, so if easing some of those up-front costs appeals to you, FlexShopper has easy pay-over-time solutions to help smooth the back-to-school process. We vote for sending them joyfully on their new adventure with peace-of-mind servings all around! Apply with FlexShopper today!

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