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Turning summer time into school time

Shopping for new clothes and school supplies while orchestrating schedules and the budget... back to school means back to chaos for many families. And when summer breaks turn in to school madness, we’re here to help.
Back to school - back to chaos

As summer draws to a close, it can be hard to trade the pool toys for school supplies and get ready for another year. "Back to School - Back to Chaos" is a fun look at what many families face as they prepare for the school bell to ring.

Resources for parents of school children

While the lazy days of summer may have slipped by way too quickly, the first day of school is circled on your calendar and getting closer by the minute. Between clothes, lunches, activities and supplies, if it feels more expensive each year to go back to school, you are not alone.

Be ready when the school bus arrives - even if your children aren't.

At Protective Life, we've been helping families prepare for their financial future for more than a century. During that time, we've gathered information and resources in hopes of helping you save and survive the chaos of the season.

How to save on back-to-school costs

If you're trying to get the kids ready to go back to school, you need all the financial help you can get. Here's a fun infographic that outlines great ways to save this year.

A timeline for college-bound juniors

Your junior year in high school is the time to start thinking about your college financial plan. This article provides a timeline to walk you through the college planning process.

Getting money for college

Financial planning for college may sound complicated, but there are several websites that help you find scholarships and funding that you qualify for.

So share this video and this information with your friends and tell us how you handle the #ChaosofLife.


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