Best Money Tips: How to Pack a School Lunch Your Kids Will Eat

by Linsey Knerl on 10 September 2010 0 comments
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we tell you the secret to getting your kids to eat ALL their brown bag lunch, how to use up leftover hot dog buns, and how to qualify for a mortgage when you're self-employed.

Top 5 Articles

How to Pack a School Lunch Your Kids Will Eat — We’ll give you a hint: it involves rainbows and fun! These tricks are sure to get kids coming home with empty lunchboxes. Food… Your Way

Qualifying for a Mortgage as a Self-Employed Individual — The best part of this article is actually in the comments. Find out what some really bright folks have to say about this dilemma! Consumerism Commentary

What To Do When Gifts Cause a Rift in Your Family — It happens all the time: Grandparents, aunts, or a close friend gift your kids with something you don’t agree with. Whether it’s extravagant, or inappropriate, here are the tips you need to deal with it. Frugal Dad

Ways to Use Leftover Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns — Don’t toss them out! In addition to making awesome bread crumbs, buns can have a useful second life in these dishes. Mummy Deals

Is Law School Worth the Price of Admission? With an average annual tuition of $30-50,000, it takes a lot of dough to get this kind of education. But is it worth it? Dough Roller

Other Essential Reading

Why Being Naïve Can Make You a Fortune — Ignorance can equal bliss, but can naiveté bring you business? Possibly. Copy Blogger

An iPad Buyer’s Guide and Other FAQ’s — You’re not sure whether you need an iPad, but you’re curious. This is the article for you! Shawn Blanc

A Super-Frugal Plant — Catch the brilliant photos that accompany this post. You’ll be inspired to pick up one of these flowers for your own yard! The Frugal Girl

Turn Store Financing Offers into Free Interest-Bearing Loans — Attempt this at your own risk: this is NOT for everyone! MSN via Consumerist

12 Ways to Save (and Survive) at the Outlet Center — Eat, drink, and leave the kiddos at home! These and other tips can save you money and sanity. Money Beagle

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