Best Money Tips: Hosting a Budget-Friendly Holiday Party

by Amy Lu on 9 December 2011 3 comments
Photo: Peter Gene

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on planning holiday parties on the cheap, foods that boost your immunity, and saving money on your next car.

Top 5 Articles

How to Host a Budget Holiday Party — Place some tree ornaments in a glass bowl for a simple — yet festive — holiday centerpiece. [Cheapism]

Immunity Boosting Food — Have some oats and barley to boost your immune system, help your wounds heal faster, and make your antibiotics more effective. [Frugal Zeitgeist]

9 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Car Purchase — When going to a dealership, bring printouts of competitor ads to see if they can match the lower price. [Len Penzo]

Want to Save Money? Slow Down — Putting in crazy work hours can mean paying extra for child care, housecleaning, or restaurant meals. [Get Rich Slowly]

The Best Time To Work To Maximize Your Profits And Career — A really good time to get things done is when most people aren't working: during the holidays, earlier in the morning, or later in the evening. [Yakezie]

Other Essential Reading

24 Ways to Spend Nothing on Gift Wrap, and 4 Ways to Spend Very Little — The comics section of the Sunday newspaper is great for wrapping gifts for kids. (And adults, I might add!) [Money Talks News]

How to Buy The Best TV For You — If the TV screen is 32″ or less, you want 720p resolution. For 33″ or bigger, get 1080p. [Canadian Finance Blog]

How Extended Warranties Work on Credit Cards — Most major credit cards extend the manufacturer's warranty of your purchase by a year or longer. [Credit.com]

Teaching Teens About Checking Accounts — Set limits on your teen's checking account before it goes live, and be sure to monitor the account activity regularly. [Five Cent Nickel]

Holiday tipping in a weak economy — If you're strapped for cash, a $10 gift card looks better than a $10 bill. [Bargain Babe]

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Thanks for linking me Amy, i'm in great company in this post :). Have a great holiday season.

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Amy Lu

You're welcome, and thank YOU for the great content! Happy holidays!

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Great roundup Amy! We like to invite friends and family to bring a favorite dish to holiday parties. It's a lot of fun and a great way to make parties less expensive.