Extracurriculars like sports, dance and marching band can be expensive enough given the uniforms, team fees and equipment. Throw in the often-exorbitant cost of traveling to meets and performances, and it’s easy to feel like competing is a massive foul on your bank account. I certainly feel that way. As a competitive athlete in two…

Sally French writes for NerdWallet. Email: sfrench@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @SAFmedia.

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