Spending Smarter

  These tips could help you avoid falling victim to fraud or a scam

The holidays are a time of giving. Unfortunately, it's also the time when crooks and scam artists come out in droves.

  Gift ideas for the traveler in the family

Best gifts for dad this holiday season

Gift ideas for your hard to buy for family member

  Grocery ads to help you save on Thanksgiving

Three ways to maximize Black Friday savings

  Stores, shoppers turn their attention to the holidays

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  Ruling could mean nearly $400 per water customer

Alternative to traditional health care gives patients options

Budget tool helps you save money for holidays

  Taxpayers say repeat work fuels perception of waste

  Consignment sales offer discounted options for parents

SMILE! Low-cost dental care across the Ark-La-Tex

  Rewarding kids without using money

It’s a debate many parents consider every day — whether or not to implement a reward system for a child’s good behavior.

  Bossier Schools explain free/ reduced lunch, CEP programs

This school year, Bossier Parish Schools is stepping to help students with a free and reduced lunch program, along with the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.

  Cutting costs on fall youth sports teams

As kids return to school — fall also marks the return of youth sports.

  Cutting costs for college students

Sending your college-aged child back to school can be three times as expensive as sending school-aged students into the classroom.

Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

Spending Smarter: DIY Back-to-School supplies

Ways to take advantage of Texas tax free weekend

  Easy ways to find deals on back to school shopping

8 ways to avoid going into debt while back-to-school shopping

  We went school supplies shopping at 3 different stores. Here’s how they compare

How to spend smarter on school supplies

The National Retail Federation says parents will spend more than ever on school supplies this year than ever before.

KSLA wants to help you save money and spend smarter

"Spending Smarter,"a new initiative focused on helping viewers save money, will be led by Adria Goins.

2019 ArkLaTex back-to-school starting dates, events, school supply lists and giveaways

Bookmark this page for the latest on school supply lists and giveaways

  Junior League of Longview gears up for massive school supply drive

The Junior League of Longview is busy preparing for its complex back-to-school drive. This year marks the organization’s 26th annual School Supply Train.

  Marshall ISD holding first ever “Pack the Bus” supply drive

Their goal is to supply school supplies for every elementary student in Marshall.

Where to find deals for National Chicken Wing Day

July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day.

Arkansas offers tax-free holiday August 3-4

Mississippi and Tennessee always have their tax-free holidays the last weekend in July, but Arkansas will have theirs on August 3-4, on the first weekend of the month.

  Poultry producer adding 100+ jobs in Bienville, Lincoln

House of Raeford Farms replacing feed mill, upgrading chicken-processing plant and hatchery

  Kroger backpack boosters supplying school supplies for children

Kroger is looking for the community’s help when it comes to getting kids ready to go back to school.

Southland Steel looking to hire welders for its new facility in Louisiana

Southland Steel Fabricators Inc. is looking to hire 70 welding positions for its new manufacturing facility in Amite, Louisiana.

‘7th Annual Bossier Back-to-School Giveaway’ at Northpoint Community Church

Are you ready for back-to-school shopping? A Bossier City church is helping out with a school supply and uniform giveaway.

Fred’s closing 129 more stores, including 7 in ArkLaTex

Discount retailer will be left with 3 stores in Louisiana, none in Arkansas and Texas

What to do when businesses intentionally raise prices during storms

When you’re already at your limit preparing for potentially dangerous weather to roll into your area, seeing prices on the goods you need to get you through the storm soaring above the amount you normally pay for them can be enough to put you over the edge.

SWEPCO bills to decrease due to federal tax cuts

This tax cut will save SWEPCO’s 231,000 Louisiana customers over $24 million in a three-month period.

Target offering teachers discounts on school supplies

Teachers can get a 15% discount on school supplies at Target.