Best Money Tips: Steps to Financial Freedom

by Ashley Jacobs on 3 January 2012 4 comments
Photo: Josef Grunig

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on steps to financial freedom, commonly missed tax deductions, and how to handle a financial emergency.

Top 5 Articles

12 Steps to Financial Freedom in 2012 — Are you trying to gain your financial freedom in 2012? Start by setting financial goals. [Get Rich Slowly]

10 Most Commonly Missed Tax Deductions — Don't forget to deduct reinvested dividends from your taxes this year. [Debt Free Adventure]

How to Handle a Financial Emergency — When faced with a financial emergency, remember to prioritize your bills. [Moolanomy]

10 Low-Risk Ways to Earn More Interest on Your Savings — Want to earn more interst on your savings? Consider putting your savings in savings bonds. [Kiplinger]

40 Lessons for Finding Strength in Hard Times — To find strength in hard times, remember that laughter is the best medicine for stress. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]

Other Essential Reading

7 Steps To Your Best Year Yet — Have your best year yet by making a theme for your year. [A Daring Adventure]

How to Budget WIthout Making it a Chore — To budget without making it a chore, figure out what is most important to you. [MoneyCrush]

10 Tips for Better Child Behavior in the New Year — To get your kids to behave better this year, implement consequences for bad manners. [Parenting Squad]

Job Search Tips That Will Get You a Job in 2012 — Want to make sure you get a job this year? Remember to fill in gaps in your resume. [SavvySugar]

How to Be Germ Free — To be germ free, make hand sanitizer your new best friend. [SheBudgets]

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These posts are a great find. I especially enjoyed the moolanomy post on how to deal with a financial emergency. A great way to financially prepare yourself for a touch economic year.

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There's a limit to what you can do by trimming spending and optimizing savings & investing. To really propel yourself forward, you need to increase your income. The best way to do that is by creating a business, since you have control over how much you make, and you'll have more financial security since you won't be dependent on a single job to pay your bills.

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Both frugal living and striving for higher earnings are equally important behaviors.

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Great roundup! I especially like that you included the article about handling financial emergencies - so important in today's economic climate! Thank you!