Best Money Tips: How to be productive while doing other things

by Amy Lu on 1 November 2010 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you a way to be productive without seeming to, an easy template for effective complaint letters, tips to save on printing, and more!

Top 5 Articles

How To Be More Productive – Even When You're Not Working — Start thinking about a project by jotting down ideas, and let them brew as you do other things. (That's actually how I got through most of my college papers…and my weekly chores!) Get Organized Wizard

Use This Template to Write Concise, Effective Complaints When Companies Piss You Off — Venting your frustration in a complaint letter can be cathartic, but it's not really conducive to fixing your problem. Try following this template instead. Lifehacker

7 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Running a Printer — Only print the sections or images that you need. This will save you paper, ink, and time spent waiting for the 10-page document to finish printing. Lazy Man and Money

7 Perfect Crafts For Teens — It's hard enough to get teenagers to talk to you, but to do crafts with you — and enjoy it? It might not be so hard after all. All Women Stalk

Scary Fare: 5 Meals That Bite Back — Do you find mushrooms growing in the wild? You probably want to leave them be. Oh, and watch out for hotdogs. Len Penzo via Currency

Other Essential Reading

6 Shopping Tips Without Coupons — Of course, couponing isn't the only way to save money while you shop. Here are six others! Frugal for Life

How To Make Your Money Last In Retirement — Even in retirement, you'll need be careful how you manage your money. Take these steps to make sure your retirement funds will last. Forbes

Don't Let Costly Auto Repair Estimates Get You Down — Follow this advice to avoid overly-pricey auto repairs. You won't regret it! The Digerati Life

5 Lessons Learned From Filing Bankruptcy — If you've just filed for bankruptcy, or are considering it, or is curious about it, this first-hand account can shed some light on the experience. PT Money

How to Stage a Home for a Real Estate Showing — First impressions matter, especially when you're trying to sell your house. Be sure to clear out the clutter, repaint as necessary, and declutter again! No Debt Plan

Many thanks to Kiplinger for naming Wise Bread the best blog for frugalistas on their Picks for the Best Money Blog. Congratulations to the other wonderful personal finance blogs on the list!

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