Tip #1 for Keeping Control of Prom Expenses: Shop Consignment!

Prom Spending Climbs for a Second Straight Year, Nationwide Average $1,139

On Practical Money Skills, we found this advice. Notice that shopping consignment is Cost-Curb #1! :

To save on the cost of the prom, here are a few tips:

• Shop for formal wear at consignment stores or online. As with tuxedos, many outlets rent formal dresses and accessories for one-time use.

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And don’t forget: this year’s prom dress becomes a source for next year’s, when you consign or sell it!

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