Best Money Tips: How to Make Homemade Cough Drops

By Linsey Knerl on 22 January 2010 (Updated 17 April 2010) 1 comment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we look at a great recipe for homemade cough drops, 50 of the top iPhone apps, and how 9 simple hacks can get you walking 10,000 steps a day!

Top 5 Articles

How to Make Homemade Cough Drops — Customize ingredients (like chicory, peppermint, and rosemary) for a variety of flavors in the perfect cough drop via these 8 simple steps! They look too good to call medicine, don’t they? WikiHow via Tip Hero

Planning a (Debt-Free) Dream Vacation — This very well-written and thorough article covers everything you could think of to plan for and minimize the costs of your next vacation. Get Rich Slowly

50 Top iPhone Apps — This article is more like 11 articles grouped by category. They’ve given a rundown of the most reliable applications for every lifestyle (including GPS, Productivity, Fitness, and Entertainment.) You have to see it to believe it. Laptop Magazine

Frittata-a-go-go (or handheld breakfast frittatas) — Super healthy, delicious, and portable, what’s not to love about these amazingly colorful creations born from a revised recipe? Cook Local

Walk 10,000 Steps a Day Using 9 Simple Lifestyle Hacks — Strap on that pedometer and get walkin! It’s not that hard to do, especially if you sneak in these easy ways to get more exercise in your day. Frugal Dad

Other Essential Reading

Hidden Router — I love this idea for containing an ugly, blinking router and helping it blend in with a more subdued living room or office décor. (Now I just need two more baskets for the Wii remotes, AV cords, and vSmile games.) Complete Organizing Solutions

Simplifying Simplicity with Five Simple Questions — The article, which provides a bit for readers to chew on, is way less complicated than the title suggests — we promise. Man Vs. Debt

The 5 Worst Forms of Debt — I can strongly attest to the dangers of #1 (payday loans), and the others, I can only assume, are just as evil. See what they are in this pull-no-punches piece. Consumerism Commentary

Green Moving Boxes Made from… Plastic? Wondering if there were other eco-friendly alternatives to digging used cardboard boxes from the dumpster? These companies and services (explained in great detail) are offering everything from recycled packing materials to sturdy plastic bins designed to keep it all clean and organized. Fake Plastic Fish

The FDA Changes Its Position on Bisphenol-A — This compound (commonly called “BPA”) has been freaking out parents for awhile now. See what new updates are to be read concerning what may be lurking in your kid’s sippy cup! Healthy Theory

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TannaC

Linsey, thank you for the link! I am glad you like my router storage idea. I couldn't stand looking at that thing! Since you mentioned Wii...I store my wii paraphernalia in a rolling basket cart.

I bought the baskets at Bed Bath and Beyond years ago, I don't see them online now, however came across this.