The sun has set on another summer and pupils across the U.S. are gearing up for the start of the new school year
. As the schools prepare to throw open their doors, parents are preparing to open their wallets. This time of year is expensive for parents with average back-to-school spending
per household set to each $674. Nationwide, total back-to-school spending will hit $27.3 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.