Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Prep Your Home for Disaster

by Amy Lu on 27 February 2012 1 comment
Photo: Mr. T in DC

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on free ways to prep for a disaster, how NOT to raise a spoiled child, and writing a terrific cover letter.

Top 5 Articles

5 free ways to prep your home for disaster — Create an insurer emergency contact list, complete with policy details. [Insurance.com]

How to Not Raise a Spoiled Brat — There's a difference between bribing and rewarding; you want reward, not bribe. [Parenting Squad]

5 Tips for Writing a Terrific Cover Letter — Of the 5 R's to a great cover letter, start with RTFM — read the 'flaming' manual. [Money Talks News]

A Guide to Protecting Your Privacy Online — Review the security settings on your browser, especially your cookie settings. [Life'd]

Fashion Made Affordable: 8 Money-Saving Style Tips for Men — Check the tags before your buy and, whenever possible, skip the items that say 'dry-clean only.' [Everything Finance]

Other Essential Reading

5 Tax Benefits For Students — You can claim the Lifetime Learning Credit if you're a student who takes one or more courses. [SavvySugar]

Sell a Car on Craigslist Without Losing Sleep — Use a Google Voice number to avoid listing your cell or home phone — and to screen out spammy callers. [Money Smart Life]

How to Save on a Cruise — Don't buy the soda sticker on board. Instead, get your drinks on your excursions. [Free Money Finance]

Failure to Launch: How to Help Boomerang Kids After They’ve Moved Back Home — Find ways for your adult children to help around the house, be it rent, cooking, or pitching in for groceries. [Credit Sesame]

Smart Ways to Manage Student Debt — If repaying your student loans isn't a priority, you can temporarily extend your repayment plan and lower your monthly payment. [Kiplinger]

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Thanks for including our Men's Fashion Article. I'm glad you liked it.