Best Money Tips: Beware These Online Degree Scams

by Amy Lu on 3 November 2010 2 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share online degree scams to avoid, unusual ways to use nail polish, strategies for secondhand shopping, and an ingenious way to color your drinks.

Top 5 Articles

Online Degree Scams to Avoid — Watch out for unaccredited programs! You may get the education, but your degree won't be recognized. Money Smart Life

Unusual Uses For Nail Polish — A coat of clear nail polish will smooth out rough and splintered wooden hangers. DIY Life

Smart Strategies for Secondhand Shopping — If you can't find the price on an item, simply find a manager ask to have it priced, then and there. Feel free to barter if you don't like the number you hear. The Sun's Financial Diary

More Fun with Ice: The Time Bomb — Out of ideas for a fun party cocktail? Learn how to change the coloring of a drink by freezing food coloring in an ice cube. Alcademics via MAKE

Edible Art – Fun for Young Ones — Finger painting with pudding is a great way to entertain young children. It's fun and tasty! Wholesome Mommy

Other Essential Reading

How to Find Cars Under $1000 — They are out there, if you know where to look. A few places to try are Craigslist, the classifieds, your local bank…even Facebook! PT Money

10 Things Outlet Malls Won't Tell You — I love shopping at outlet malls, but I can see why shoppers (myself included) should watch out for these pitfalls. Smart Money via The Consumerist

Repair, Reseal, or Replace? — Drafty windows and doors can cost you big time, so find out when you should repair, reseal, or replace them. The Wisdom Journal

Reducing Your Taxes: 5 Year-End Tips, One Month Early — Scheduling charitable donations for the end of the year means you get the tax deduction almost immediately. Bargaineering via Currency

Make More Money: Sell Your Crafts Online — There are many options for selling your crafty creations online. Etsy is a big one, of course, but you may want to check out Jewelry Wonder (not just for jewelry) and ArtFire, too! Ultimate Money Blog

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Ben Edwards's picture

Hey Amy, thanks for pointing out the online degree scam post!

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Amy Lu

THANK YOU for the great content! (It makes my job that much easier!)