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Back-to-school shopping tips for tax holiday trips; Mississippi's starts today

School-books-teacher-apple_2 Just a quick reminder that Mississippi kicks off the 2010 back-to-school tax holiday season today.

The Magnolia State's no-tax shopping on certain clothing and footwear items started at 12:01 Friday, July 30, and runs until midnight Saturday, July 31.

Fifteen other states will be holding their back-to-school tax holidays in August, with most starting next Friday, Aug. 6.

While you can save some money at these gimmicks events, you'll fare better fiscally if you go into your shopping trip with a plan.

Frugal Dad turns to his frugal daughter for a guide to back-to-school shopping.

Studenomics also looks at how to save during back-to-school shopping season.

So check out your state's sales tax holiday rules, make your shopping list and save a few dollars as you get your kids ready for classes!

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