Centsible Saver

Would you spend $1,000 to send your child to prom?

Would it shock you to learn that families with teenagers will spend, on average, nearly $1,000 on prom expenses this year?

But, as I learned while reporting a pair of stories for Sunday’s Work & Money section, the annual rite of passage doesn’t have to be a financial stress.

In case you missed them:

Click HERE to find out how one Triangle family took a more budget-friendly path to prom.

And click HERE for tips on how your family can save money on everything from tuxedos and dresses to limos and flowers.