Best Money Tips: 101 Ways to Take a Bite out of Your Food Budget
Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! We share over 100 effective ways to spend less on your grocery bill, 7 tips for investing in the stock market (even if you have no money), and how to get out of that awful cell phone contract.. (We even share a few juicy tidbits from Gwyneth and Red Robin.)
Top 5 Articles of the Week
Find Your Passion: Love Your Work — Sometimes it’s not easy to know what your “passion” is. This useful post gives a place to start, and it even provides more than a handful of excellent tips to get you well on your way to living it! Girls Just Wanna Have Funds
101 Ways to Take a Bite out of Your Food Budget — Whoa! 101 Ways? If you don’t get past the first 20 without an “aha” moment, I’d be surprised. This well-done roundup is part common-sense, part inspiration (i.e. eat more organ meats). The Wisdom Journal
How to Get Out of Your Cell Phone Contract (without an EFT) — If there’s anything to learn from this article, it’s that escaping your phone contract won’t be easy. Luckily, there are a few points to help you come out with no future payments and your credit in tact. Five Cent Nickel
7 Ways to Invest in the Stock Market When You’ve Got No Money — Funding your investments can start way before you actually have any cash to invest. Read these tips to get the details on the entire process of pre-investing, as well as advice for when the money starts coming in. Monevator
How to Avoid Ebay Seller Scams — With so many scams going around, it’s hard to keep up on them all. Read this refresher before you bid on your next Ebay purchase. Stumble Forward
Other Essential Reading
Red Robin Cuts Crayons, Forces You to Talk to Kids — With all the cutting wit, you’d expect from The Consumerist, this sign of the recession may be oddly characteristic of things to come. Planet Money Blog via Consumerist
Gwyneth Paltrow Offers Budgeting Advice — Actress and Goop publisher, Gwyneth, is quoted as sharing the three things everyone needs to keep from going overboard on their next shopping trip. (But is it welcome advice?) Alpha Consumer
No Penny Stock Trading For Me — Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t make it a bargain. Read the reasoning behind leaving this chump change on the table. The Digerati Life
How to Prepare for the Demise of the Dollar — With less doom and gloom than other commentaries, this article gives action to concerned readers. (Plus the comments are pretty interesting, too!) Consumerism Commentary
Frugal Traveler: Value Meals Pack Flavor and Savings — Whether you’re more incline to sample street food or hit the local grocery store, there are more financially-sensible dining options for your next vacation. The News Tribune (Tacoma)
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