Best Money Tips: How to Build an Emergency Fund From Nothing

By Amy Lu on 20 January 2016 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to build your emergency fund from nothing, ways to fight clutter and get organized, and a guide to buying refurbished products.

Top 5 Articles

29 ways to build your emergency fund out of thin air — Look at it as a challenge! Use the dollar-bill challenge to save up by the dollar. [Get Rich Slowly]

From Clutter to Confidence: Get Organized in 2016 — Set up a command center where you will deal with incoming clutter as soon as it enters your home. [MintLife]

A guide to buying refurbished technology — Buying refurbished products can be a great way to save money… if you know what to look for. [The Monitor]

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for New College Grads — You can deduct unreimbursed costs of moving for your first job if the job location is at least 50 miles away from your old home — which could be your college residence if you have a job offer when you graduate. [Kiplinger]

10 Small Businesses to Start for Less Than $10,000 — The start-up cost for a bounce house rental business can be as low as $1,750! [Cheapism]

Other Essential Reading

6 Tips for Becoming Self-Employed — Develop a game plan for your business. How long will it take to make money? What will your hours be? What is your overall goal, and how will you get there? [PopSugar Smart Living]

How To Save Money On Utilities In Winter — Dress in layers to stay warm and comfy without having to raise the thermostat. [Because I'm Cheap]

Resolve To Be Healthy: How To Get Emotionally, & Personally More Healthy This Year. — Plan social outings to help feed your friendships or make new ones. [Frugal Beautiful]

How to Maximize Your Tax Refund — The IRS gives deductions for helping out your family, such as caring for a disabled or retired adult in your household or having college-age dependents. [Living Well Spending Less]

How to Teach Your Preschooler Impulse Control — Teach your child to count to 5 or 10 when they get stressed out and begin to lose control. [Parenting Squad]

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