Best Money Tips: 12 Surprising Uses for Vick's VapoRub

By Linsey Knerl on 11 November 2009 (Updated 18 April 2010) 6 comments

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.

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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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Andrea Karim's picture

HA! We use whiskey in our elixir, but it works pretty well.

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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

Texas and Oklahoma are not the Deep South. The Deep South is defined as Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Parts of east Texas (although none of the places in this list) retain characteristics of the Deep South.

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Thanks for the clarification on "Deep South".  Living in Nebraska, it's a straight shot down and a long, long drive to Texas.  It didn't occur to me that the other states were actually nicknamed as such :)

Keep commenting!

Linsey Knerl

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As most college students can't afford to buy a home, how much a four bedroom home costs in each of the ten named towns is not really helpful. And paying private school tuition or out-of-state fees will probably cancel out most cost of living savings

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As most college students can't afford to buy a home, how much a four bedroom home costs in each of the ten named towns is not really helpful. And paying private school tuition or out-of-state fees will probably cancel out most cost of living savings

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