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As parents of school going children brace themselves ahead of the back to school shopping season, the Irish League of Credit Unions has taken a look at just what the costs for both primary and secondary school children are. In 2011, a typical Irish family will spend approximately €400 on each child when getting them ready to go back to school in September with back-to-school expenditure for a second-level student is almost 50 per cent higher than for a primary-level pupil.
Castlebar has played host to the launch and first leg of a series of nationwide personal finance meetings organised by the Irish League of Credit Unions. The event entitled ‘Managing your Money in 2011’ opened to a capacity crowd at the Harlequin Hotel last Thursday.
Too much food and wine aren’t the only things causing post Christmas hangovers in 2011. January can be one of the most financially stressful times of the year as Christmas bills start arriving into households around the country during the month. This year in particular, many families will struggle to keep their heads above water as they deal not only with Christmas overspending but reduced incomes, cuts in social welfare and job losses.