Happy Friday my frugal friends!! The new school year will be starting soon and you know what that means... tax free weekends!

A whopping 15 states offer tax-free shopping options in the month of August, including my home state of North Carolina! If you live in (or near) participating states, take this opportunity to save a couple of dollars on those must-have back-to-school supplies and pricey electronics.

Here's a quick run-down of states offering tax-free weekends on back-to-school items this month:

Not sure if your state offers tax free shopping weekends? Check out http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/sales_holiday.html

But the frugal tips don't end there! For more ideas on ways to save on back-to-school season, check out my Keeping Your Budget in Check As School Starts blog post, as well as this week's recommended reading:

Follow all of my recommended reading links in real time on my Delicious account: http://www.delicious.com/thedebtdiva 

Not sure how to use Delicious? Check out this great post from Mahalo.com 

Clarky Davis

The Debt Diva, Clarky Davis has more than five years of experience in the debt management industry and more than 10 years of hard-won personal experience with credit cards and debit cards. She knows a lot about living on a limited income. The money saving tips the Debt Diva offers have all been tested and proven by the glamorous girl herself. She now offers these hard-won insights to others seeking to maximize their tight budgets and deal with debt.