Sales Tax Holidays Near You

If you are in back-to-school shopping mode this weekend (Aug. 3-5), make sure you take in all the possible discounts  through comparison shopping, using retailers’ coupons and matching prices. See more: Back-to-school deals. And there’s one more discount you might get this weekend: a sales tax holiday. New Mexico, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Virginia are all waiving sales taxes for school-related items for all or parts of this weekend. Depending on the state, …

How You (Yes, YOU!) Can Help Kids Learn

With so much focus on the high-profile disasters and crises – Hurricane Irene damage, war in Libya, human rights violations in Syria and famine in Somalia – it’s easy to lose sight of some very real ongoing needs in each of our communities.