The cost of school continues to increase, according to the annual survey by the Association of Families France.1. The parents of a sixth grader will spend an average 189 euros this year to equip their child on supplies, or 2.1% more than in 2013 Not pencils or notebooks that raise the most, but sportswear. The price of jogging has taken 4.5% in a year …
For less suffer from the rise in prices, the association is therefore advisable to make his Back to School shopping in supermarkets, where's increase is only 0.9%, against 2.5% in hypermarkets and 3.5% in specialty stores. "We must also try to shop without the kids who are influencers and will be tempted by branded merchandise, including rates may vary from one to two," said Thierry Vidor, CEO of Families of France. Shopping online also allows some savings at the margin, but we must ensure that they are not overwritten by the charges.
The school allowance (ARS) 2, the payment began on Tuesday, is expected to help the poorest families to cope with this period of extra expenses. It is 362 euros for children between 6 and 10 years, 382 for 11-14 year olds and 395 for 15-18 years. If the amount of ARS was revalued by 25% in September 2013, and significantly this year (0.7%, the level of inflation), it is not always enough to help families "sacrificed on the altar of deficit reduction ", in the words of Patrick Christian, president of the association. "The situation of families is becoming increasingly difficult, he justifies payday loans. The drop ceiling familial3 quotient, that is to say the maximum amount that a household can deduct from their taxes by half share, is one of the decisions that cost them the most. "The rise in LRA would be ultimately cannibalized by tax increases. The weight of the digital
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But the costs back to school can not be reduced to the simple purchase of new notebooks, pencil cases and pens. "A variety of spending is not included in the barometer," says the association. The Confederation of families and 4chiffre 800 euros spending in September for a family.
To cope with the crisis, local authorities are also trying to make savings that families suffer. "The introduction of pay in certain municipalities as a result of the implementation of the reform of school timetables extracurricular activities is also likely to weigh down the balance sheet," warns Patrick Christian. According to the survey conducted by the association, parents are very concerned about the passage of this year's week four and a half days in the overwhelming majority of municipalities. Place
increasingly important digital finally also weighs heavily in the budget retraction families. An introduction to computers now being lavished in the classes of primary schools encourage parents to provide equipment including digital tablet. Families of France reflects on the way to add the above items to the barometer.A person can access the Internet for life insurance rates or can directly communicate with companies that offer appropriate policies.