It's back-to-school time, which usually means spending tons of money on books. The College Board
estimates that the average student at a four-year public college will spend about $1,168 this year on books and supplies. That’s outrageous. Those books are used during a 12- to 15-week period before they get tossed or forgotten about at the end of the semester. And the fact is, a lot of American families just don’t have the money for that right now. But fortunately, there are ways to save!
HLN Money Expert Clark Howard
suggests renting your textbooks, instead of buying them. There are now several online resources that rent college textbooks, as well as books for other levels of school. Two that Clark likes are Chegg
. On top of renting out textbooks, a lot of sites also offer digital access to textbooks on smartphones, tablets and e-readers., and you can usually choose to rent or buy them.