Back to school shopping can be stressful. Let’s be real here. You have to get the clothes, the shoes, the pencils, the binders, and all the other items from the teachers list that comes home with you. But why do we buy these things for our kids anyway?
Tim is a Growth Marketer for Pinwheel with experience marketing in the music, medical, non-profit, and event industries. Him and his wife currently reside in Cedar Park, TX and are parents to a one year old daughter and 2 doggie daughters. When not at work, you can find him writing songs, out at a new restaurant, and volunteering with Camp Agape Grief Recovery.
"I sent 36,000 texts the first month I had a “REAL” phone"
It was the summer of 2009, I had mowed many lawns and had done odd jobs to pay for two specific things I had worked towards all summer. At the age of 14, I wanted nothing more than an excellent music collection and a cell phone with which to text and call friends. My parents had refused to buy me one with the stipulation that if I could afford it on my own, I could have one. Right before my freshman year of high school, I went into a Wal-Mart and found a cheap flip-phone which had unlimited texting for $20/month. I had saved up enough to pay for a whole year ahead of time and was excited about the possibilities. I dropped $30 on the purchase and headed out.