Best Money Tips: Things You Shouldn't Buy on Black Friday

By Amy Lu on 20 November 2015 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found a few things you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday, Depression-Era habits you should pick up, and ways to frost-proof your garden.

Top 5 Articles

10 Things You Shouldn’t Buy on Black Friday (And When to Buy Them Instead) — Shopping for HDTVs? You’ll find basic sets for cheap, but if you want a brand name product, you'll find better deals in March and April. [The Penny Hoarder]

9 Depression-Era Frugal Habits You Need to Pick Up — Stretch out your household goods by using less. Use less detergent than the bottle suggests, and dilute your hand soap and shampoo with water. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Frost-Proof Your Garden — Cold frames or covers will help protect vegetables from excess rain, snow and low temperatures. And you can build them yourself! [Meany Goat]

15 Things to Buy at ALDI (& Five to Avoid) — Aldi offers a "Fresh Meat Special Buy" every Wednesday. This is your chance to get top cuts of meat at really low prices! [Living Well Spending Less]

Are You Making These 7 Mistakes in Your Retirement Planning? — Listen to this podcast from Good Financial Cents to learn what the common mistakes are in retirement planning. [Good Financial Cents]

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4 jobs for more than $20/hr — These hourly jobs are great for students who need a flexible schedule. If you have a unique voice, consider doing voice-work. [Thousandaire]

5 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving — Interactive placemats are fun and memorable. Cut some craft paper large enough for plates and write prompts like "What are you thankful for" or print puzzles and activities for kids. [Lazy Man and Money]

10 Investing Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask — Even the most basic terms in investing jargon can be confusing to a beginner. Here's what you need to know to start investing. [DailyWorth]

How to Make Your Worst Case Financial Situation Not So Bad — Buy the things you need when times are good. You'll be glad you took care of the old roof when you could afford to. [Cult of Money]

How to Make Adorable DIY Hair Clips — It's easy to make vintage-looking hair clips from scraps of cloth, broken jewelry, stickers, and charms. [Parenting Squad]

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