Best Money Tips: How to Recover From Big Financial Mistakes

By Amy Lu on 15 January 2016 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to recover from major financial mistakes, how to afford an amazing trip this year, and home and auto maintenance tasks that people often forget.

Top 5 Articles

Don't Panic! You CAN Recover From These 5 Major Financial Mistakes — Health insurance companies may cancel your insurance if you miss a premium payment — and they're pretty strict about it, too. Still, give them a call, explain what happened, and ask them what you can do to keep the insurance. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Start Planning Now: 11 Steps to Affording an Amazing Trip in 2016 — Set up a dedicated bank account for vacation savings and keep your hands off! The only activity on this account should be deposits. [Cheapism]

11 Simple but Vital Home and Auto Maintenance Tasks That People Often Forget — Check and replace your windshield wipers. It only takes about 20 seconds! [The Simple Dollar]

10 Steps to Taking Control of Your Mortgage Debt — Round your monthly mortgage payment up to the nearest hundred. It may not seem like much, but the additional dollars make a big difference in the long run. [SheBudgets]

Practical Steps to Breaking a Bad Habit — Pinpoint the triggers that cause you to act on a bad habit, then take steps to avoid those triggers as much as you possibly can. [Everybody Loves Your Money]

Other Essential Reading

7 Tips to Not Getting Distracted as a Freelancer — Put on a pair of headphones. Music can increase productivity as well as block out ambient noise. []

5 Exceptional Ways to Teach Your Kids about Money Management — Your kids may be more motivated to save if you give them an incentive, like a "mini-retirement plan". [The Savvy Scot]

10 Free Apps That Will Help You Lose Weight — MyFitnessPal helps you track food intake and exercise goals, and you can get your Facebook friends involved in your goals, too. [Don't Pay Full]

10 Simple Tips to Maintain Your Cool for 2016 — Need to release some stress? Whip out a journal or notepad and write it out. Be specific about the issue and why it bothered you. [Shoplet]

6 Surefire Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen — Make sure you're listening, too. Say your piece, then allow your kids to ask questions and express thoughts and concerns. [Parenting Squad]

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