Best Money Tips: How to Save Old Towels

by Amy Lu on 27 January 2011 1 comment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share frugal ways to rescue your old towels, handy tax apps for the iPhone and Android, and tasty tips for homemade vegetable broth.

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Rescue Old Towels From Oblivion — Give your old, rough towels new life by running them in your washer for two hot loads. Don't add detergent, fabric softener, or other laundry — but do add one cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle of the first load and half a cup of baking soda to the water in the second load. Sound Money Matters

5 Helpful Android and iPhone Tax Apps — The H&R Block Tax Central app is free to use and includes a tax estimator, help center, checklist and quiz. My Dollar Plan

DIY Vegetable Broth from Scraps — Get a little more calcium by adding eggshells to your homemade broth. It's OK — everything will go through a fine wire colander, anyway, so no worries about unwanted crunch. Domestik Goddess

3 Tips for Making Money at Consignment Stores — Check out of few stores before you bring in your goods. You'll do better by choosing one that sells things similar to yours and has a steady flow of customers. Quizzle Wire

Castile Soap Uses — Generally made of olive oil, castile soap is one of those natural cleaners that can be used for pretty much anything. Just add some baking soda and you have dishwashing soap! Ultimate Money Blog

Other Essential Reading

5 Financial Gurus You've Never Heard Of — Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey are familiar names for sure, but how about Jen Smith the Millionaire Mommy Next Door, or Donna Freedman of MSN Money's Smart Spending? Financial Highway

How to Lend Money to Friends (Without Ruining the Relationship) — When it comes to lending money to friends and family, you'll be better off expecting to NOT be repaid. Just don't loan more than you can afford to lose. Get Rich Slowly

Tax Information For Parents And Families: College Students, Investment Income — If you have a child in college, be sure to check out the American Opportunity Credit, which can land you a partial refund of up to $2500. Parenting Squad

4 New Hybrid and Electric Cars, and How to Read Their Labels — Fun fact: The Chevy Volt runs entirely on electricity for the first 35 miles before it switches to gas. With gas prices as high as it is, that's pretty appealing. Bargaineering via Currency

How to Stay Motivated While Paying Off Debt — As when you're working on a huge project, it helps to set small goals. Instead of looking at your debt as one huge number, break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. Not Made of Money

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Ray Jamali's picture

Lending money to friends is always very risky...more often then not it will change the dynamic of the relationship in one way or another.

Thank for the link Amy!