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Columbia Missourian

TELL US: What is your experience with back-to-school costs?

By Joy Mayer
August 16, 2012 | 7:30 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — As children across Columbia head back to school, family budgets are making room for the additional expenses that accompany the fall season.

School supply lists are long. (Download a pdf of Columbia's elementary school list here.) Extracurricular activities are expensive.

How do you manage the extra costs?