Best Money Tips: Avoid Banking Fees

by Ashley Jacobs on 25 March 2011 5 comments
Photo: Carolyn Coles

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to avoid banking fees, things you should have on hand in a disaster, and ways to save money on gas.

Top 5 Articles

5 Ways to Avoid Banking Fees — Avoid bank fees by paying with cash and using online alerts. [Mogo Savings Blog]

5 Things You Should Have On Hand To Weather A Disaster — Be sure you have your will or trust documents ready to go should disaster strike. [The Suns Financial Diary]

How To Save Money On Gas — Save money on gas by buying gas from warehouse clubs. [Bible Money Matters]

Pet Insurance 101 — There are different kinds of pet insurance available, some of which cover everything from routine check ups and others which only cover major expenses such as broken bones. [Money Smart Life]

What To Do With Your Tax Refund — This year, consider putting the money you get from your tax refund into your retirement account. [Canadian Finance Blog]

Other Essential Reading

Birthday Party Game Ideas — Not sure what games to play at your child's birthday party? Consider limbo or hot potato. [Parenting Squad]

Simplified menu construction for parties — Wow your guests at your next party by creating a menu that has many choices created out of some of the same ingredients. [Simplifried]

Make A Plastic Free Rolling Chair Mat On The Cheap — Don't spend money on a rolling chair mat. Instead, make one yourself out of plywood. [Re-nest]

Why Co-Signing a Loan is a Bad Idea for Anyone — Co-signing a loan for anyone is a bad idea because it puts serious strain on your relationship. [Bucksome Boomer]

The Three Tax Breaks You're Likely to Miss — Be sure not to miss tax breaks that relate to non-cash charitable contributions. [Forbes]

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MyATM

Hi there! Great tips! Thanks for sharing this and also for giving us other essential readings.

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Ben

Thanks for mentioning the post on pet insurance Ashley! I know my sister wished she would have looked into it more before her dog got really sick and ended up costing her thousands of dollars.

Ashley Jacobs's picture

You are welcome! I've been toying with the idea of getting pet insurance for my dog, so your article was really helpful!

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Thanks for the mention Ashley!

Ashley Jacobs's picture

You are welcome!