Best Money Tips: Stop Making These Dumb Money Moves

By Amy Lu on 10 March 2015 1 comment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on dumb money moves we should all stop making, home improvement projects to leave to professionals, and cool ways to perk up your travel.

Top 5 Articles

Stop Making These 10 Dumb Money Moves — Going into debt can make financial sense sometimes — like taking out a mortgage to buy a house. But don't go into debt for items that lose value! [Money Talks News]

Eight Home Improvement Projects You Shouldn't Do Yourself — Cutting down a tree should be simple enough, right? Wrong! You can damage your home, nearby electrical lines, and your own body if you don't do it right. Save yourself the trouble (and risk) by hiring a pro. [The Monitor]

4 Cool Ways to Perk Up Your Travel — With FlightCar, you can park for free and get paid if your car is rented to a pre-approved driver. [Kiplinger]

How to Use Coupons to Save Money Without Going Extreme — Research your store's coupon policy. Do they have double coupon dates? Will they accept expired coupons? [MoneyNing]

5 Easy Ways to Start Investing With Little Money — Invest in your employer retirement plan. You can contribute as little as 1% of your salary; you probably won't miss such a small amount, and it's a start! [Money Under 30]

Other Essential Reading

5 Dreamy DIYs That Will Give You a Good Night's Rest — A sleep salve made with a blend of essential oils and soothing beeswax may be just the thing the help you sleep better. [PopSugar Smart Living]

6 Quick Tips for Boosting Your Tax Refund — Take full advantage of credits and deductions. There will be eligibility requirements, but if you qualify, it can increase your refund! [Credit Sesame]

Why You Need All Three of Your Credit Reports Right Now — By ordering your free credit reports from the three major credit bureaus at the same time, you can do a much better job of catching any error that may show up. [Cash Money Life]

The Long Way Home: How to Survive (and Enjoy) Two Weeks of Travel — Don't weigh down your luggage with stacks of paper and books — go digital! [The Money Principle]

Saving Money on a Disney Vacation — Making meal reservations ahead of time will help you plan your spending. If there's already a table with your name on it, you won't be forced to eat where there's room and no matter the price. [Parenting Squad]

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Mihai

Mortgage to buy a house is ok. But mortgage to buy a car or renew all the home appliances definitely not ok. It's like opening the window for the money to fly with the gentle evening breeze.