Best Money Tips: 12 Surprising Uses for Vick's VapoRub
Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, we look at outrageous ways to use Vick's VapoRub, 23 ways to decorate that bedroom, and 10 of the best brands to follow on Twitter.
Top 5 Articles of the Week
23 Decorating Tricks for Your Bedroom — These range from the simple to the more involved, but most of them can be done in a frugal manner. (Have no fear! Even the most aesthetically challenged can grasp these tips.) Real Simple
70 Shopping Brands to Follow on Twitter — Did you know that companies like DishNetwork and Citizen Jeans have their own Twitter accounts? This great list not only gives you the info you need to follow them, but it actually rates them by tweet frequency, customer service, interaction, and deal alerts! Coupon Sherpa
12 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub — This versatile and rather stinky over-the-counter cold remedy has some unique uses beyond just rubbing it on your chest. Use it to keep cats away and cure nail fungus (plus ten other savvy solutions). Divine Caroline
How to Buy a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot — Everyone knows that these wonderful kitchen helpers can make food more flavorful and can save you lots of money each year. If you’re in the market but don’t know where to start, this shopping guide can answer all your slow-cooking questions! Squawkfox
10 Ultra Affordable College Towns — Looking at relocating for your college education? Consider this list of places with a lower living price tag. (Hint: You may have to go deep south to get your savings.) MainStreet
Other Essential Reading
Low-Stress Ways to Move and Declutter Your Life — Moving is stressful (especially if you are a “collector). Read these practical reminders for getting it done without going insane. Zen Habits
Fact Sheet: Home Buyer’s Tax Credit and Unemployment Benefits Extension — You’ve heard they were coming, now get the facts in an easy-to-read explanation. Find out who is eligible, when you can apply, how much you’ll get in this FAQ for everyone. Credit Karma Blog
Free Thrifty Thanksgiving Ebook — Want to learn how to decorate on a dime? Looking to break (or even keep) tradition? This free ebook is packed with ways to save this holiday season and comes with a nifty checklist for keeping everything organized! Money Management
Ditch Productivity for a Day: 12 Great Sites to Kill Time and Have Fun — Sometimes, you just have to take a break. That’s why we love this list of places you can really waste time online (as if some of us need any encouragement). Most of these you’ll already know about, a few were a surprise! Dumb Little Man
DIY Southern Comfort Cold and Flu Elixir — While we take no responsibility for the “advice” given in this piece, it is great food (or drink, rather) for thought. Inspired by the formula in NyQuil, it just might be stupid enough to work. Hot Knives Via ReadyMade Via LifeHacker
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