Best Money Tips: Frugal Family Living

by Ashley Jacobs on 23 December 2011 2 comments
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on frugal family living, beating Christmas debt, and tips for traveling with your pet.

Top 5 Articles

10 Tips for Frugal Family Living — Live frugally as a family by making your own snacks. [billeater.com]

5 ways to beat Christmas debt — To beat Christmas debt, make sure to plan out your repayments. [Think Money]

Penny-Pinching Tips for Traveling with your Pet — To save money when traveling with your pet, be sure to do your research. [Financial Highway]

11 Productivity Tips That Carried You Through 2011 — As you prepare for 2012, don't forget the productivity tip to write down your biggest wins. [SavvySugar]

Ideas for Staying Busy in Retirement — Keep yourself busy in retirement by writing a book. [Free Money Finance]

Other Essential Reading

The Best Productivity Tech of 2011 — Looking for a breakdown of the best productivity tech in 2011? From to-do lists to calendars to password managers, this list has it all! [Time Management Ninja]

Detecting and Preventing Lifestyle Creep — Make sure your budget is "creep-proof" by maintaining your dilligence about buying bargains. [Get Rich Slowly]

5 Festive Holiday Drinks for Kids — This holiday season, make your kids Elf Warmers with ice cream, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. [Parenting Squad]

5 Ways To Improve Your Creativity Today — To get more creative today, try partnering with someone. [American Express OPEN Forum]

The Lost Decade of Investing: Were Stocks Really That Bad? — Why did people lose money in stocks over the last decade? Because they didn't have a diversified portfolio. [Gen X Finance]

News & Events

Radio show on Christmas gifts under $20 — Be sure to listen in to Paula Wethington from Monroe on a Budget as she talks about Christmas gifts on a budget with Mark Benson at 8:40am EST on WMIM My 98.3!

Money Crashers Tweetchat (#MCchat) — Don't miss Money Crashers weekly #MCchat at 1pm PST! They will be giving away prizes!

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Great group of posts this week! I love the post by Time Management Ninja, I wonder what next year's best tech will be.

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Congrats! I just nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger Award.:) Here is the link announcing it: http://livesimplylivethriftylivesavvy.com/2011/12/24/i-got-my-christmas-... . Thanks for being inspiring, and make sure to pass the award along to your favorite blogs!