Do you remember the days when sending kids back-to-school was easy—a few pens and pencils, some notebooks, a binder and hand-me-down clothes from older brothers and sisters? Unfortunately the days of sending the kids back to school without a hassle seem long gone. Now it seems like every class has a list of special supplies, your kids can’t possibly face their friends if they’re not wearing $100 jeans and, of course, they need the latest and greatest cell phone, laptop and tablet for “school work.” How is a family living on a limited budget supposed to get by? If high back-to-school costs are sending you to the poor house, Consolidated Credit can help. We’ve put together this helpful infographic showing the series budget challenges you’ll face this year. We also provide tips on making the added costs work within your budget.