Best Money Tips: 7 Worthless Excuses for Not Saving

by Linsey Knerl on 30 August 2010 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we destroy all those lame excuses for not saving, help you shop for a laptop, and give you the facts behind MLM opportunities.

Top 5 Articles

7 Worthless Excuses for Not Saving — You heard her. Liz Pulliam Weston wants you to know that she’s not buying it. If you are using any of these common excuses, your time is up! MSN Money

The Most Essential Specs to Look for in a Laptop — Color isn’t necessary (although probably desirable). Found out what really matters when buying a new laptop! Money Crashers

Big Myths and Facts about MLM — Those multi-level marketing companies you keep hearing about are popular for a reason: they give people hope for getting rich quick! But can you earn much if you aren’t a salesperson? And what about market saturation? Get answers here. Ready to Be Rich

Seven Zen Principles to Guide Your Money and Your Life — Are you familiar with kanso, seijaku, or koko? These tips offer balance for anyone looking to get a handle on their finances. Consumerism Commentary via Yakezie

Repurpose Baking Tins as Popsicle Molds — You can find these tins for very little at yard sales, the result is a good-lookin’ frozen treat with little fuss. The Kitchn via Lifehacker

Other Essential Reading

Giving with the Scraps of Life: 10 Painless Ways to Give to Charities — Who says that giving has to feel like sacrifice? These charitable donations are painless and much-appreciated! Mom Advice

DIY Frugal Playroom — This is a breathtaking tour of what you can do with a little cash and a whole lot of imagination! See if you can adapt some of these tips for your own little people’s play place! Ashley Ann: Under the Sycamore

How to Save a Bleached Top — An accidental bleach spot left this blogger looking for a way to save a favorite wardrobe piece. Who would have thought to bleach the entire shirt? A Thousand Words

7 Magazines That Can Help You Save Money — I read all of these, and I agree that they can be a fabulous way to learn how to live large on a small budget. Skip the subscription fee and borrow from a friend or the library for even more savings! Northern Cheapskate

How to Develop Good Habits — Before you start to make those changes, take a look at your bad habits and why they should be changed in the first place. Then start with these concise steps! Brip Blap

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