best money tips http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12024/all en-US Best Money Tips: Things Extremely Likeable People Do http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-things-extremely-likeable-people-do-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-things-extremely-likeable-people-do-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women-friends-talking-Dollarphotoclub_74554422.jpg" alt="women talking" title="women talking" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the things that extremely likeable people do, creative ways to build a work wardrobe for less, and simple ways to eat more plants.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Likeable-People-Do-35059138">16 Things Extremely Likeable People Do</a> &mdash; Extremely likeable people get off their phones when they're interacting with other people.&nbsp;[PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.retiredby40blog.com/2015/02/23/5-creative-ways-build-professional-wardrobe-on-a-budget/">5 Creative Ways to Build a Professional Wardrobe on a Budget</a> &mdash; Determine what your style is. Take into account things like your workplace dress code, functionality, and what styles you're drawn to. [Retired By 40]</p> <p><a href="http://www.retiredby40blog.com/2015/02/23/5-creative-ways-build-professional-wardrobe-on-a-budget/">5 Simple Habits to Get More Plants Into Your Diet</a> &mdash; Try a new, veggie-packed recipe every week! [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/trip-tips-cut-the-cost-spring-break-half">Trip Tips to Cut the Cost of Spring Break in Half</a> &mdash; Save money on meals by renting a room that has a kitchenette. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0220/Are-all-inclusive-resorts-really-worth-it">Are All-Inclusive Resorts Really Worth It?</a> &mdash; If you really want to relax during your vacation, knowing that all your vacationing needs will be taken care of is probably worth the extra expense. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/10-natural-herbs-you-should-stock-up-on">10 Natural Herbs You Should Stock Up On</a> &mdash; Garlic helps when you have a fever, stomach ache, hemorrhoids, or if you need to manage your blood pressure. The best time to stock up is during fall.&nbsp;[Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bankrate.com/financing/saving-money/5-types-of-freebies-you-can-snag-today">5 Types of Freebies You Can Snag Today</a> &mdash; Check out sites like AdvanceScreenings.com and Gofobo.com to get in on free advanced movie screenings in your area!&nbsp;[Bankrate</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2015/02/24/spare-time/">The Magic of Well-Used Spare Time</a> &mdash; Using your spare time to grow yourself &mdash; learning new things, exploring new interests &mdash; may open new opportunities in the future. [Life Optimizer]</p> <p><a href="http://dallisonlee.com/blog/2015/02/26/organize-your-junk-drawer/">A Simple and Ruthless Way to Organize Your Junk Drawer</a> &mdash; Get rid of all the junk in your junk drawer! Categorize the remaining items; make sure you actually have a use for them. [Organize to Revitalize!]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-reasons-your-young-child-should-be-bilingual">5 Reasons Your Young Child Should Be Bilingual</a> &mdash; Learning a second language at a young age increases creativity, critical thinking skills, and boosts memory. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-things-extremely-likeable-people-do-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/bosses-say-these-are-their-6-favorite-qualities-in-employees-do-you-have-them">Bosses Say These Are Their 6 Favorite Qualities in Employees — Do You Have Them?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-apps-that-pay-you-to-exercise">5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kill-boredom-with-these-34-fun-and-productive-projects">Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips likeable people Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:00:05 +0000 Amy Lu 1316505 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Groceries at Walmart http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-groceries-at-walmart <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-groceries-at-walmart" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-grocery-shopping-Dollarphotoclub_78606509.jpg" alt="couple grocery shopping" title="couple grocery shopping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save money on groceries at Walmart, the golden rules of decluttering, and how to simplify your finances.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/walmart-savings-hacks">Walmart Hacks: 8 Ways to Save Even More Money on Groceries</a> &mdash; Shop early so you can be the first to get to yesterday's baked goods, or meat and produce that are close to their &quot;sell by&quot; date; these are usually marked down in the morning. [Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Declutter-Rules-34388673">12 Golden Rules of Decluttering</a> &mdash; Get into the habit of putting things back where they belong, right away! Don't give clutter the chance to build up. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://smartasset.com/personal-finance/10-ways-can-simplify-financial-life">10 Ways You Can Simplify Your Financial Life</a> &mdash; Designate &quot;no spend&quot; days&hellip; or even months! It may be difficult, but it'll go a long way to helping you identify which expenses are truly necessary and which ones you can dump. [SmartAsset]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.credit.com/2015/02/tips-for-being-frugal-foodie-109597/">8 Ways to Be a More Frugal Foodie</a> &mdash; Reorganize your fridge so that the items that will spoil soon are in plain sight. [Credit.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2015/02/25/6-reasons-why-making-fitness-a-priority-benefits-your-relationships/">6 Reasons Why Making Fitness a Priority Benefits Your Relationships</a> &mdash; You're able to give more to others when you make sure to take care of yourself first. [Best Kept Self]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.prolificliving.com/money-affirmations">25 Money Affirmations to Attract Wealth and Abundance</a> &mdash; If you don't think you can make money, then you won't! Focus on these money affirmations and change the way you think about money. [Prolific Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.wakeupcloud.com/dealing-with-sadness/">3 Proven Steps to Dealing With Sadness</a> &mdash; Something triggered your sadness &mdash; what is it? Dive into specifics, and write it down. [Wake Up Cloud]</p> <p><a href="http://freefrombroke.com/alternative-investments-besides-stocks-and-bonds-for-financial-freedom/">6 Alternative Investments Besides Stocks and Bonds to Help You Achieve Financial Freedom</a> &mdash; There are multiple ways to make money from real estate, like renting out property, flipping houses, or REITs. [Free From Broke]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditdonkey.com/network-better.html">23 Scientific Ways to Network Better</a> &mdash; Pay attention to your body language! Eye contact communicates confidence and intelligence, and smiling makes you more approachable. [Credit Donkey]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/raising-awareness-for-heart-disease-in-women">Raising Awareness for Heart Disease in Women</a> &mdash; It's important to know what the symptoms of a stroke and a heart attack are, as well as what to do when they occur. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-groceries-at-walmart">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-meaning-of-milk-label-colors">The Meaning of Milk Label Colors</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-produce-workers-guide-to-choosing-fruits-and-vegetables">The Produce Worker&#039;s Guide to Choosing Fruits and Vegetables</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-reasons-why-buying-groceries-online-is-great">3 Reasons Why Buying Groceries Online Is Great</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/shopping-at-whole-foods-12-smart-ways-to-save">Shopping at Whole Foods: 12 Smart Ways to Save</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-shop-for-food-cheaply-without-a-tedious-grocery-list">Grocery Shopping for the Cheap and Lazy</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips grocery shopping WalMart Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:00:08 +0000 Amy Lu 1314950 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Secrets to Being More Productive http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-secrets-to-being-more-productive <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-secrets-to-being-more-productive" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man-office-working-computer-Dollarphotoclub_49978457.jpg" alt="man office working" title="man office working" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the secrets to being more productive, creative Starbucks drinks for around $3, and money moves that no one should ever, <i>ever</i> make.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2015/02/5-secrets-becoming-productive.html">5 Secrets for Becoming More Productive</a> &mdash; Create positive habits that will help you accomplish your goals. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cheap-Starbucks-Drinks-23133466#photo-23133466">Bang For Your Buck: 7 Creative $3 Starbucks Concoctions</a> &mdash; The strawberry blend lemonade &mdash;strawberry puree + lemonade + ice &mdash; is full of fruity goodness! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/five-money-moves-no-one-should-make-ever">Five Money Moves No One Should Ever Make&hellip; Ever</a> &mdash; Payday loans allow you to see your paycheck a little early, but the crazy fees and interest will cost you big time! [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savethebills.com/10-easy-jobs-anyone-can-do-to-earn-extra-money/">10 Easy Jobs Anyone Can Do to Earn Extra Money</a> &mdash; If you like kids and have a few hours during the day or evening, start a side gig as a babysitter to local families. [Save The Bills]</p> <p><a href="http://momsneedtoknow.com/composting-basics-get-started-composting">How to Get Started With Composting</a> &mdash; Composting begins with a few basic ingredients: brown materials, green materials, coffee grounds or loose tea leaves, plus crumbled egg shells and leftover produce. [Moms Need to Know]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.onesmartdollar.com/3-tips-to-build-your-wealth-while-the-economy-is-good/">3 Tips to Build Your Wealth While the Economy Is Good</a> &mdash; Right now, it's better to sell your home than to buy one, especially if you're single with no kids. [One Smart Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.allstate.com/ways-to-remodel-your-kitchen-on-a-budget/">6 Ways to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget</a> &mdash; If your appliances are just a bit scratched, you can apply a bit of appliance paint to make them look like new again. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneyprinciple.co.uk/better-safe-than-sorry-10-ways-to-guard-against-identity-theft/">Better Safe Than Sorry: 10 Ways to Guard Against Identity Theft</a> &mdash; Be careful what you reveal on Facebook and other public forums. Identity thieves don't need much information to get to work! [The Money Principle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-brutally-honest-reasons-youll-never-successful-fix-right-now">7 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You'll Never Be Successful (and How to Fix It Right Now)</a> &mdash; You'll never be successful if you're still looking for shortcuts or get-rich-quick schemes. Do it the right way, even if it takes longer and requires more work. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/cleaning-schedule-for-sahms">Cleaning Schedule for SAHMs</a> &mdash; First, time your chores so you know how long each task takes to complete, then create a weekly cleaning schedule to spread out the labor. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-secrets-to-being-more-productive">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-kinds-of-emails-to-purge-from-your-inbox">5 Kinds of Emails to Purge From Your Inbox</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-ways-to-exercise-in-under-5-minutes">15 Ways to Exercise in Under 5 Minutes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-have-it-all-4-tips-for-doing-more-with-your-time">Can You Have It All? 4 Tips for Doing More With Your Time</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-steps-to-achieving-all-your-goals">6 Steps to Achieving All Your Goals</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Productivity best money tips productivity secrets Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:00:07 +0000 Amy Lu 1312726 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Sustainable Frugality Tips http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-sustainable-frugality-tips <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-sustainable-frugality-tips" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/happy-woman-biking-green-living-Dollarphotoclub_68208399.jpg" alt="woman biking" title="woman biking" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on sustainable frugality tips, healthy snacks that are cheaper to make at home, and a new obstacle to Amazon's drone delivery.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2015/02/23/10-sustainable-frugality-tips.html">10 Sustainable Frugality Tips</a> &mdash; Challenge your creativity! Before you rush out to buy something you need, see if you can fill that need by repurposing something you already have. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3398/cheap-healthy-homemade-snacks">10 Healthy Snacks You Can Make at Home for Less</a> &mdash; Store-bought dips are backed with fats and preservatives. Homemade dips, on the other hand, are cheaper, healthier, and easy to make! [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0218/Amazon-drone-delivery-Not-so-fast-says-FAA">Amazon Drone delivery? Not So Fast, Says FAA</a>&nbsp;&mdash; Newly proposed rules say that drones may not fly outside their pilot's line of sight or drop cargo. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/When-Toss-Food-31004011">Safe to Eat? When to Toss These 25 Foods</a> &mdash; Store-bought eggs remain good for 3-5 weeks after purchase, and it's better to put them at the center of the fridge than in the egg trays on your fridge's door. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/get-best-deal-on-a-new-car">7 Tips to Help You Get the Best Deal on a New Car</a> &mdash; Before you talk financing with the car dealership, check with your bank to see what car loan rates are available to you. [Money Under 30]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/6-months-self-employed/">What I Learned in My First 6 Months of Being Self-Employed</a> &mdash; Pricing can be tricky, especially when you're just starting out, but make sure you don't undervalue yourself! [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/20-diy-body-scrubs-anyone-can-make">20 DIY Body Scrubs Anyone Can Make</a> &mdash; For an easy chocolate scrub, combine a teaspoon of powdered sugar with a quarter of a bar of chocolate, all chopped up, and massage onto your face, neck, arms, and chest. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stackthechips.com/7-income-streams-anyone-can-create/">7 Income Streams Anyone Can Create</a> &mdash; If you have a gym membership, see if your health insurance plan offers fitness benefit reimbursement. [Stack The Chips]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/7-traits-highly-successful-identity-thieves/">7 Traits of Highly Successful Identity Thieves</a> &mdash; They make a lot of money but rarely get rich. They tend to very generous, especially with friends and family, so the money just flows through their hands. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/bad-weather-remedies-13-awesome-inside-activities">Bad Weather Remedies: 13 Awesome Inside Activities</a> &mdash; You can set up your own indoor mini golf course with things you find around the house. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-sustainable-frugality-tips">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-cheap-and-easy-formulas-for-homemade-windshield-de-icer-plus-bonus-tips">3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-successful-savers-do">5 Things Successful Savers Do</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/101-ways-to-save-money-around-the-house">101 Ways to Save Money Around the House</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/21-disposable-products-you-can-reuse">21 Disposable Products You Can Reuse</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips frugality tips Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1310858 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Cheap Food Taste Delicious http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-cheap-food-taste-delicious <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-cheap-food-taste-delicious" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman-cooking-salad-kitchen-Dollarphotoclub_76336361.jpg" alt="woman cooking kitchen" title="woman cooking kitchen" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to make cheap foods taste delicious, how to create a minimalist wardrobe, and tips to help you save on pet costs.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/6-ways-make-cheap-foods-taste-delish/">6 Ways to Make Cheap Foods Taste Delicious</a> &mdash; Simple adjustments to your cooking technique can bring out huge flavors in your food. For example, roast veggies instead of boiling or steaming, and cook rice with chicken stock instead of water. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://couponpal.com/blog/the-classy-frugal-ladys-guide-to-creating-a-minimalist-wardrobe">The Classy (&amp; Frugal) Lady's Guide to Creating a Minimalist Wardrobe</a> &mdash; Pick a color scheme and set a few style rules to limit the clothing pieces you buy. [CouponPal]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/life-style/new-cat-or-dog-save-money-on-pet-costs-with-these-5-tips/">New Cat or Dog? Save Money on Pet Costs With These 5 Tips</a> &mdash; Buy quality pet food. It'll cost more upfront, but your pet's health (and fewer vet trips) is worth it! [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/5-Meals-34402716#photo-34402716">Make These 86 Amazing Meals for $5 or Less</a> &mdash; Make roasted shrimp and spaghetti squash if you want some pasta without the carbs! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0217/Starbucks-launches-a-delivery-service-that-brings-coffee-to-your-front-door">Starbucks Launches a Delivery Service That Brings Coffee to Your Front Door</a> &mdash; Starbucks' new subscription service will deliver a bag of their gourmet coffee within 3-5 days of being roasted at the Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/8-steps-to-healthy-teeth">8 Steps to Healthy Teeth</a> &mdash; Soda and juice contain A LOT of sugar. If you need a refreshing drink, go with water instead. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/credit/T025-S001-proven-tactics-to-overcome-big-debts/index.html">Proven Tactics to Overcome Big Debts</a> &mdash; Michelle Schroeder-Gardner paid off $40,000 in seven months by taking side gigs and creating other streams of income. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/how-to-be-stress-free-this-tax-season/">How to Be Stress Free This Tax Season</a> &mdash; You don't have to do your taxes in one sitting! Take a break to refresh yourself during the process. [Thousandaire]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/how-to-teach-kids-the-value-of-a-dollar/">How to Teach Kids the Value of a Dollar?</a> &mdash; &quot;Farmer Boy&quot; by Laura Ingalls Wilder contains a great lesson about the value of money. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/ready-landlord/">Are You Ready to Be a Landlord?</a> &mdash; Pick a city with a strong rental demand, like college towns, military bases, and urban centers. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-cheap-food-taste-delicious">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-eat-well-on-just-20-a-week-with-meal-plans">How to Eat Well on Just $20 a Week (With Meal Plans!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/21-foods-that-cost-under-a-buck-a-pound-with-recipes">21 Foods That Cost Under a Buck a Pound — With Recipes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/beyond-beef-tasty-frugal-protein">Beyond Beef: Tasty, Frugal Protein</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-prairie-farmer-s-meal-plan-eat-for-a-buck-or-two-a-day">A Prairie Farmer’s Meal Plan: Eat for a Buck or Two a Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-ghetto-mac-yours-for-1">The GHETTO MAC - yours for $1.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips Cheap Food Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:00:10 +0000 Amy Lu 1308809 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-add-an-extra-hour-to-your-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-add-an-extra-hour-to-your-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/pocket-watch-time-Dollarphotoclub_64337811.jpg" alt="pocketwatch" title="pocketwatch" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to add an extra hour to your day, how to make your own Shamrock Shake, and the best websites to learn new languages.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://ridiculouslyefficient.com/a-simple-way-to-add-an-extra-hour-to-your-day">A Simple Way to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day</a> &mdash; Use apps like Moment or Break Free to track and limit your smartphone usage. [Ridiculously Efficient]</p> <p><a href="http://momsneedtoknow.com/copycat-shamrock-shake-recipe">Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe</a> &mdash; Fans of McDonald's Shamrock Shake can indulge in the minty treat all year long by following this easy recipe. [Moms Need to Know]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/15-outstanding-websites-learn-languages-online/">15 Outstanding Websites to Learn Languages Online</a> &mdash; Duolingo, Memrise, and BBC Languages (as well as many others) are great places to start if you want to learn a new language. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/the-power-of-creating-a-do-not-do-list.html">The Power of Creating a Do-Not-Do List</a> &mdash; A do-not-do list can help you avoid triggers of bad habits and become more productive. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cheapest-Supermarket-Chains-35125732">Which Supermarket Truly Has the Best Deals?</a> &mdash; The total of a typical grocery list will be the lowest if you shop at Costco, but only if buying in bulk makes sense for your household. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/new-economy/2015/0212/Retail-sales-fall-again.-Why-aren-t-Americans-spending-money-video">Retail Sales Fall Again. Why Aren't Americans Spending Money?</a>&nbsp;&mdash; It seems the average consumer isn't quite ready to loosen their purse strings. Instead, Americans are rebuilding their savings and paying down debt. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/cool-paper-projects-to-make-and-sell-online">Get Crafty: 8 Cool Paper Projects to Make and Sell Online</a> &mdash; You can learn to make bracelets, pendants, and necklaces from online videos. Some intricate paper jewelry can sell for $35 or more on Etsy! [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/food-drink/food-recipes/10-fast-inexpensive-food-network-recipes/53541">10 Fast and Inexpensive Food Network Recipes</a> &mdash; Try Rachael Ray's take on the classic Chicken and Dumplings. It's fast, affordable, and delicious! [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/five-credit-card-reward-myths">Five Credit Card Reward Myths</a> &mdash; With credit card rewards, some parts of your travel will be free, but you still need to pay taxes and other fees. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/10-recipes-for-leftover-roast-chicken">10 Recipes for Leftover Roast Chicken</a> &mdash; You only need leftover roast chicken and five other ingredients to make Baked Cheesy Chicken Egg Rolls!&nbsp;[Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-add-an-extra-hour-to-your-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-save-time-with-batch-processing">10 Ways to Save Time With Batch Processing</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-kinds-of-emails-to-purge-from-your-inbox">5 Kinds of Emails to Purge From Your Inbox</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-ways-to-exercise-in-under-5-minutes">15 Ways to Exercise in Under 5 Minutes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-have-it-all-4-tips-for-doing-more-with-your-time">Can You Have It All? 4 Tips for Doing More With Your Time</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Productivity best money tips save time Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:00:07 +0000 Amy Lu 1301694 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways You're Being Tricked to Spend More http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-youre-being-tricked-to-spend-more <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-youre-being-tricked-to-spend-more" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/happy-woman-shopping-market-Dollarphotoclub_78052004.jpg" alt="happy woman shopping" title="happy woman shopping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the ways you're being tricked into spending more, how to decorate on a budget, and the ways your employer can help you save money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/science-shopping-9-sneaky-ways-youre-tricked-spending.html">The Science of Shopping: 9 Sneaky Ways You're Being Tricked to Spending More</a> &mdash; The priciest items will be at eye level. If you want to save some dough, look up and down for cheaper options. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/5-quick-tips-for-decorating-on-a-budget/">5 Quick Tips for Decorating on a Budget</a> &mdash; Revamp the furniture you already have with new hardware, new lamp shades, or a wallpaper lining. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2015/02/7-ways-to-save-money-through-your-employer/">7 Ways to Save Money Through Your Employer</a> &mdash; You may be able to get discounts on travel and entertainment through your employer. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.phroogal.com/5-money-saving-apps-shopaholic/">5 Money Saving Apps for the Shopaholic</a> &mdash; Shopkick shows you the latest deals at popular retail stores, and you can earn points to turn into gift cards&hellip; without even buying anything! [The Phroogal Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2015/02/18/self-love-today/">Simple Self-Love: The Top 10 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself Starting Today</a> &mdash; If you're having a mediocre day, take one small step towards something positive. Set up a coffee date with a friend, try a new hobby, or research a trip you want to take. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/What-Your-Biggest-Weakness-Interview-Question-33900029">4 Rules for Answering the Weakness Question</a> &mdash; When asked about your weaknesses, be honest &mdash; but not TOO honest. Avoid weaknesses that will hurt your chances of getting the job. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbriana.com/healthy-breakfast-ideas-anyone-can-make/">Healthy Breakfast Ideas Anyone Can Make</a> &mdash; Breakfast burritos are easy to make ahead of time for a quick breakfast or an on-the-go snack. [Bargain Briana]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/7-things-that-might-killing-your-relationship.html">7 Things That Might Be Killing Your Relationship</a> &mdash; The desire to control another person, especially a partner, is rooted in fear and insecurity. [Lifehack]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/chinese-new-year-activities">Chinese New Year Activities</a> &mdash; It's never a bad thing to learn about other cultures and traditions. Chinese New Year is already under way, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2015/02/18/4-realistic-ways-save-half-income.html">4 Realistic Ways to Save Half Your Income</a> &mdash; If you don't already have multiple income sources, create one (or two!) and send that money directly into savings. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-youre-being-tricked-to-spend-more">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-supermarket-tricks-you-havent-heard-yet">22 Supermarket Tricks You Haven&#039;t Heard Yet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-stores-trick-us-into-impulse-buys-and-how-to-resist">4 Ways Stores Trick Us Into Impulse Buys (And How to Resist)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-times-buying-generic-will-cost-you">7 Times Buying Generic Will Cost You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-the-dollar-store-and-10-you-should">10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips retail tricks Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:00:10 +0000 Amy Lu 1301686 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Green Habits of Thrifty People http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-green-habits-of-thrifty-people <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-green-habits-of-thrifty-people" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-recycling-bottles-glass-Dollarphotoclub_39201903.jpg" alt="couple recycling" title="couple recycling" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the green habits of thrifty people, how to be more productive with the 10 minute rule, and why restaurants don't want you to order dessert.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/10-green-habits-of-thrifty-people/">10 Green Habits of Thrifty People</a> &mdash; Thrifty people turn off lights when they don't need them, saving energy and reducing energy costs. [The Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://ridiculouslyefficient.com/productivity-hack-10-minute-rule">Productivity Hack: The 10 Minute Rule</a> &mdash; Allowing yourself only 10 minutes to do each item on your to-do list will help you reevaluate how you handle these tasks. [Ridiculously Efficient]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0210/Why-restaurants-don-t-want-customers-ordering-dessert">Why Restaurants Don't Want Customers Ordering Dessert</a> &mdash; Restaurants see a bigger profit when they turn over a table than when diners order dessert. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://couponpal.com/blog/5-cheap-ways-to-decorate-your-home-for-spring">5 Cheap Ways to Decorate Your Home for Spring</a> &mdash; Use a few bright throw pillows to accessorize your chairs or couch. [CouponPal]</p> <p><a href="http://smartycents.com/articles/how-to-relieve-financial-stress/">How to Relieve Financial Stress: A Four-Step&nbsp;Plan</a> &mdash; Once you have admitted that you have financial problems, open up to your spouse or a friend about it. Ask for help. [Smarty Cents]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Free-Things-You-Shouldnt-Have-Pay-18695455">12 Things You Need to Stop Paying For</a> &mdash; If you have a smartphone, you can use a free texting app instead of paying for a text plan. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/prepare-taxes-for-filing/">Prepare Your Taxes Using This Detailed Guide for Getting Organized</a> &mdash; Use a tax checklist to make sure you have all the documents you need. If you're still waiting on a form, make a note of it! [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/7-factors-that-affect-car-insurance-rates/">7 Factors That Affect Car Insurance Rates</a> &mdash; Living in a crowded neighborhood means more opportunities for a fender bender, which can drive up your premiums. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2015/02/16/how-to-save-a-ton-of-money-on-clothes/">How to Save a Ton of Money on Clothes</a> &mdash; You'll find great deals on clothing around holidays and when the seasons change. It's even better if you combine sales with coupons! [Cult of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/8-things-to-say-ask-your-child-every-day">8 Things to Say &amp; Ask Your Child Every Day</a> &mdash; Ask them questions that will spur their thinking and allow them to see how their actions affect others. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-green-habits-of-thrifty-people">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-wonderful-uses-for-witch-hazel">15 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-a-great-container-garden-started-with-this-guide">Get a Great Container Garden Started With This Guide</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-ways-to-reuse-paper">22 Ways to Reuse Paper</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-things-in-your-kitchen-that-get-rid-of-bad-smells-naturally">6 Things in Your Kitchen That Get Rid of Bad Smells Naturally</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/31-great-gifts-that-keep-on-giving">31 Great Gifts That Keep on Giving</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Green Living best money tips green habits Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:00:08 +0000 Amy Lu 1299810 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Eat Healthy Even If You Hate Cooking http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-even-if-you-hate-cooking <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-even-if-you-hate-cooking" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman-vegetables-bowl-salad-Dollarphotoclub_66302987.jpg" alt="woman salad" title="woman salad" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to eat healthy even if you hate cooking, strange state taxes, and the biggest money wasters.</p> <h3>Top 5 Articles</h3> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/better-yourself/hate-cooking-use-these-tips-to-save-money-and-eat-healthy/">Hate Cooking? Use These Tips to Save Money and Eat Healthy</a> &mdash; Look for fast alternatives, like jarred sauces and pre-chopped veggies. It's still cheaper than dining out at a restaurant and better for you than fast food. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/taxes/T054-S001-unusual-state-taxes-from-around-the-u-s/index.html">Strangest Ways States Tax You (and Don't)</a> &mdash; Alabama is the only state that still taxes a deck of cards as if it were a vice, like alcohol or tobacco. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Biggest-Waste-Money-30959451">28 of the Biggest Money Wasters, According to Real People</a> &mdash; You don't need to go generic for everything, but there are some products that aren't worth the extra cost for the name brand version. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/new-economy/2015/0120/Why-your-Facebook-profile-may-be-more-important-than-your-credit-score">Why Your Facebook Profile May Be More Important Than Your Credit Score</a> &mdash; Lenddo is an app that allows you to make your social media accounts a factor in determining your credit worthiness. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/paid-what-youre-worth/">Are You Being Paid What You're Worth?</a> &mdash; Sites like Salary.com and Payscale.com can help you figure out if you are getting the market value for your skill set. [Cash Money Life]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/save-money-wedding/">Save Money on Your Wedding</a> &mdash; Keep it casual. Instead of a sit-down dinner, have an afternoon cocktail party with a relaxed food spread. You won't even have to worry about making table cards and seating charts! [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://christianpf.com/reasons-to-put-your-retirement-plans-ahead-of-your-children%E2%80%99s-college/">5 Reasons to Put Your Retirement Plans Ahead of Your Children's College</a> &mdash; If you don't prioritize your retirement savings, your children may have to support you in your senior years anyway. [Christian PF]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.credit.com/2015/02/7-common-credit-score-questions-108249/">7 Common Credit Score Questions</a> &mdash; Does your income affect your credit score? No, it doesn't! (But there is an indirect impact if you can't pay your bills and a collection account ends up on your credit report.) [Credit.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/data-privacy-big-data-healthcare/">Big Data: He Knows What You've Been Buying (and He&rsquo;s Not Santa)</a> &mdash; Retailers aren't the only ones interested in our spending data. Healthcare providers and insurers use data mining, too. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/working-dads-how-to-connect-with-your-kids-every-day">Working Dads: How to Connect With Your Kids Every Day</a> &mdash; Ask your kids to help out when you need to get things done around the house. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-even-if-you-hate-cooking">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-easy-superfood-smoothies-for-a-better-morning">8 Easy Superfood Smoothies for a Better Morning</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-nuts-by-nutrition-and-price">The Best and Worst Nuts, by Nutrition and Price</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-foods-scientifically-proven-to-make-you-smarter">7 Foods Scientifically Proven to Make You Smarter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-foods-with-the-most-bang-for-your-buck">10 Foods With the Most Bang for Your Buck</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-delicious-healthy-and-cheap-bean-recipes">25+ Delicious, Healthy, and Cheap Bean Recipes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips hate cooking healthy eating Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:00:07 +0000 Amy Lu 1297673 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Powerful Habits to Brighten Your Morning http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-powerful-habits-to-brighten-your-morning <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-powerful-habits-to-brighten-your-morning" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-morning-breakfast-Dollarphotoclub_58899317.jpg" alt="couple morning breakfast" title="couple morning breakfast" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on powerful habits to brighten your morning, getting the best deals at flea markets, and the best cities for job-seekers.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2015/02/11/brighten-your-morning/">How to Brighten Your Morning (and Whole Day): 7 Powerful Habits</a> &mdash; Make it a point to give one genuine compliment to your partner, a family member, friend, or co-worker. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/how-to-get-the-best-deals-at-flea-markets">Love Bargains? How to Get the Best Deals at Flea Markets</a> &mdash; Vendors are more likely to give you a good deal later in the day &mdash; they want to take as few items home as possible, after all. This is when you should try haggling for bundled items! [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/new-economy/2015/0113/Looking-for-a-new-job-Move-here">Looking for a New Job? Move Here</a>&nbsp;&mdash; It turns out that the university town of Lincoln, Nebraska is the best city for people looking for a job this year. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/13-small-missteps-that-can-wreak-havoc-your-credit/">13 Small Missteps That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Credit</a> &mdash; Canceling the credit cards that you don't use can increase your credit utilization ratio &mdash; not such a good idea, since it accounts for 30% of your credit score. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Best-Things-Buy-Target-35385152">10 Things You Should Buy at Target</a> &mdash; Check out Target's Dollar-Spot section for cute stationary and small baskets &mdash; perfect for gifting! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.quizzle.com/blog/2015/02/college-students-improve-financial-future/">Easy Ways College Students Can Improve Their Financial Future</a> &mdash; When it comes to student loans, only take out as much as you need to live on. [Quizzle Wire]</p> <p><a href="http://www.financiallypoor.com/home-ownership/essential-tips-finding-best-property/">Essential Tips for Finding the Best Property</a> &mdash; Research the area you are considering. While you should definitely visit in person, you can also find a lot of useful information online, too, like government-published crime statistics. [Financially Poor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.repaid.org/2479/how-to-spot-and-avoid-potential-rental-scams/">How to Spot and Avoid Potential Rental Scams</a> &mdash; If a landlord or listing agent wants you to pay before you see a physical unit, it's probably a scam. Always meet in person before you hand over any money. [Repaid.org]</p> <p><a href="http://www.livelifemadetoorder.com/blog/law-attraction-3-common-anxieties-slow-progress/">Law of Attraction: 3 Common Anxieties That Slow Your Progress</a> &mdash; Being convinced that certain outside elements need to change before you can continue on with your goals will only cause you be stuck where you are. [Life Made to Order]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/the-best-ways-to-teach-your-child-to-brush-her-teeth">The Best Ways to Teach Your Child to Brush Her Teeth</a> &mdash; Kids aren't able to brush their teeth effectively until they are six. If your child is younger than six, be sure to brush a second time to make sure all her teeth are cleaned. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-powerful-habits-to-brighten-your-morning">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-cheap-and-easy-formulas-for-homemade-windshield-de-icer-plus-bonus-tips">3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-cheap-ways-to-lower-your-blood-sugar">13 Natural and Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/21-disposable-products-you-can-reuse">21 Disposable Products You Can Reuse</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-diy-dog-toys-you-can-make-for-pennies">10 DIY Dog Toys You Can Make for Pennies</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks best money tips morning habits Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:00:42 +0000 Amy Lu 1290343 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Simple Ways to Become a Millionaire http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-become-a-millionaire <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-become-a-millionaire" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/happy-woman-millionaire-money-pile-Dollarphotoclub_11647906.jpg" alt="happy woman money" title="happy woman money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on simple ways to become a millionaire, cool ways to use coconut oil, and what to expect for this year's Presidents' Day sales.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/become-a-millionaire/">The 7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Become a Millionaire</a> &mdash; Create something that you would use and love, and experiment to find ways to make it even better. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Coconut-Oil-31170834">19 Cool Uses for Coconut Oil</a> &mdash; Coconut oil can help remove the sticky gunk left over from labels and stickers. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0210/Presidents-Day-sales-2015-what-to-expect">Presidents' Day Sales 2015: What to Expect</a> &mdash; Retailers will do anything to extend their sales, and President's Day is no different. Expect sales to start early and end late. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://smartasset.com/personal-finance/top-10-personal-finance-myths-busted">Top 10 Personal Finance Myths &ndash; Busted</a> &mdash; Carrying credit card balances won't boost your credit score. What WILL help is paying off your balance in full each month. [SmartAsset]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theessentialyoublog.com/stubborn-people/">How to Deal With Stubborn People (and Be Less Stubborn Yourself)</a> &mdash; If you're sure you're right and the other person refuses to hear reason, just make your viewpoint known and stop debating. Pick up the conversation again when they are proven wrong.&nbsp;[Essential You]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.reallybadcreditoffers.com/blog/7-steps-with-small-changes-in-spending/">7 Steps to Start Saving Big Cash With Small Changes in Your Spending</a> &mdash; Break down your long-term savings goals into smaller, more manageable achievements. [Really Bad Credit Offers]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/resources-support-lifestyle/">Do Your Resources Support Your Lifestyle?</a> &mdash; Take stock of your finances as well as the time and energy it requires to maintain the lifestyle you want. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/how-my-money-mindset-changed-four-times-and-helped-me-succeed/">How My Money Mindset Changed Four Times and Helped Me Succeed</a> &mdash; If you want to improve your financial situation, the way you think about money will have to change &mdash; maybe multiple times. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/plan-move-across-country/">How to Plan a Move Across the Country</a> &mdash; Research what it will cost to move your stuff to your new location. Leaving behind large pieces of furniture will help reduce moving expenses. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/8-valentines-day-crafts-to-do-with-the-little-ones">8 Valentine's Day Crafts to Do With the Little Ones</a> &mdash; Have your kids make their own Valentine's Day mailboxes to store all their Valentine's Day cards! [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-become-a-millionaire">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/if-youre-so-smart-why-arent-you-rich">If you&#039;re so smart, why aren&#039;t you rich?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-million-bucks-by-30-a-book-review">A Million Bucks By 30: A Book Review</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/megamillions-mo-money-mo-problems">MegaMillions - Mo&#039; Money Mo&#039; Problems?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-of-personal-finance-41-financial-calculators-for-major-life-decisions">Best Money Tip: 41 Financial Calculators for Major Life Decisions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-personal-finance-lessons-women-learn-in-their-20s">8 Personal Finance Lessons Women Learn in Their 20s</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips millionaire Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:00:08 +0000 Amy Lu 1289844 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Self-Help Clichés We Need to Change http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-self-help-clich-s-we-need-to-change <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-self-help-clich-s-we-need-to-change" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman-thinking-life-plan-Dollarphotoclub_77580283_0.jpg" alt="woman thinking" title="woman thinking" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on self-help clichés we need to change, how to avoid a parking ticket, and organizational tools to get your life together.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/9-self-help-cliches-need-change-good/">9 Self-Help Clichés We Need to Change for Your Own Good</a> &mdash; It's easy say you want to follow your dreams, but to make your dreams come true, you need to set a plan and create realistic milestones. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/how-to-avoid-a-parking-ticket-in-15-steps">How to Avoid a Parking Ticket in 15 Steps</a> &mdash; Check for a mistake on the parking ticket issued. If there are any, or if the writing is illegible, you can easily contest the parking ticket. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Organizational-Tools-35359021">Get Your Life Together With These 15 Types of Organizational Tools</a> &mdash; A rotating goal list makes it quick and easy to update and prioritize your tasks each week/month. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0209/Valentine-s-Day-by-the-numbers-1-in-3-couples-say-no-gifts-this-year">Valentine's Day by the Numbers: 1 in 3 Couples Say 'No Gifts' This Year</a> &mdash; On average, those who <i>are</i> celebrating Valentine's Day will spend about $142 on candy, flowers, clothing, and more. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/10-ways-to-improve-your-relationship-this-valentines-day/">10 Ways to Improve Your Relationship This Valentine's Day</a> &mdash; Don't dwell on the things that could have been. Instead, focus on how you and your SO can make things better in the here and now. [Bible Money Matters]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/02/08/7-things-you-should-insist-on-no-matter-what-people-say/">7 Things You Should Insist On No Matter What People Say</a> &mdash; Insist on subtracting what doesn't belong in your life: the habits, routines, and circumstances that are holding you back. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://gradmoneymatters.com/money-making-ideas/what-to-do-if-you-dont-have-an-emergency-fund.html">What to Do If You Don't Have an Emergency Fund</a> &mdash; If an unexpected expense comes up and you don't have an emergency fund to cover it, the first thing you should do is see where you can cut your budget and start saving. [Grad Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/2015/02/6-ways-to-eat-on-the-go-for-less/">6 Ways to Eat on the Go for Less</a> &mdash; Pack high-protein snacks that give you the energy to last through the day. You can take foods like granola bars, hardboiled eggs, and cheese sticks or cubes anywhere you go. [The Centsible Life]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/yum-valentine-s-day-roundup-lunchtime-fun">Yum! Valentine's Day Roundup: Lunchtime Fun!</a> &mdash; Pack a lunch filled with love &mdash; and sweetheart penguin cookies, Cupid's arrow skewers, and lovebug sandwiches! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.yoursmartmoneymoves.com/2015/02/08/10-questions-to-ask-your-cpa/">10 Questions to Ask Your CPA</a> &mdash; Some tax preparers work seasonally. If you'll need tax or accounting advice and services year-round, make sure your chosen CPA will be available. [Your Smart Money Moves]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-self-help-clich-s-we-need-to-change">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/bosses-say-these-are-their-6-favorite-qualities-in-employees-do-you-have-them">Bosses Say These Are Their 6 Favorite Qualities in Employees — Do You Have Them?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-apps-that-pay-you-to-exercise">5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kill-boredom-with-these-34-fun-and-productive-projects">Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips self-help Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1289615 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Age Well on a Shoestring http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-age-well-on-a-shoestring <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-age-well-on-a-shoestring" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/mature-man-workout-resistance-weights-Dollarphotoclub_45115826.jpg" alt="mature man working" title="mature man working" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to age well on a shoestring, tools to help you reclaim your time, and a morning checklist for the best day ever.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3379/aging-well-for-less">10 Ways to Age Well on a Shoestring</a> &mdash; Working out your muscles with resistance exercises will give you better balance, stronger bones, weight control, and improved sleep. You can save on weightlifting equipment by using cans of food or milk jugs filled with sand. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/reclaim-time-stop-distractions/">Reclaim Your Time: 4 Online Tools to Stop Distractions</a> &mdash; RescueTime tracks your web activity so you know how much time you spend on certain websites. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Morning-Organizational-Checklist-36228252">Have the Best Day Ever With This 10-Step Morning Checklist</a> &mdash; Doing 10 minutes of cardio in the morning jump-starts your metabolism and gives you a quick energy boost. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://retirementrevised.com/the-10-most-important-things-to-know-about-medicare/">The 10 Most Important Things to Know About Medicare</a> &mdash; Make sure you know the difference between traditional, fee-for-service Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan. [Retirement Revised]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/home-organizing/10-affordable-ideas-give-desk-makeover-needs/53907">10 Affordable Ideas to Give Your Desk the Makeover It Needs</a> &mdash; Store your knick-knacks in a nice tray with slightly raised sides. It will help organize your desk and make it look less cluttered! [SheBudgets]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.retiredby40blog.com/2015/02/05/3-ways-to-lower-food-costs/">3 Ways to Stop Eating Out</a> &mdash; If you find that you keep doing unplanned food runs while you're out, get into the habit of eating a nutritious, filling snack before you leave the house.&nbsp;[Retired By 40]</p> <p><a href="http://jamesclear.com/candy-checkout">Why Stores Place Candy by the Checkout Counter (and Why We Fail With New Habits)</a> &mdash; By the time you reach the checkout line, you've made so many decisions about what to buy (and not buy) that it becomes easy to give in to an impulse purchase. [James Clear]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/best-places-to-sell-your-stuff-to-make-quick-cash">Best Places to Sell Your Stuff to Make Quick Cash</a> &mdash; Half.com is great for selling your used books and DVDs. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/sharing-random-acts-of-kindness-as-a-family">Sharing Random Acts of Kindness as a Family</a> &mdash; Get the whole family involved in spreading kindness. You can organize a toy drive, pass out cups of coffee to your neighbors as the leave for work, or invite friends over and cook dinner for them. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverdude.com/content/are-you-teaching-your-kids-the-right-life-skills/">Are You Teaching Your Kids The Right Life Skills?</a> &mdash; Before your kids reach adulthood, make sure they know how to cook and do laundry. [Clever Dude]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-age-well-on-a-shoestring">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-13"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/volunteer-to-travel-11-opportunities-for-free-or-very-cheap-travel">Volunteer to Travel: 11 Opportunities for Free or Very Cheap Travel</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-travel-full-time-for-17000-a-year-or-less">How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-benefits-of-having-a-roommate-besides-saving-on-rent">The Benefits of Having a Roommate (Besides Saving on Rent)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-an-easter-basket-for-a-grown-man">How to Make an Easter Basket for a Grown Man</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-from-thrift-stores">11 Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Thrift Stores</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Lifestyle aging best money tips Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:00:09 +0000 Amy Lu 1289194 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Simple Strategies to Save on Everything http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-strategies-to-save-on-everything <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-simple-strategies-to-save-on-everything" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman-shopping-supermarket-cashier-Dollarphotoclub_46891943.jpg" alt="woman shopping market" title="woman shopping market" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on simple ways to save on everything, what you must know about tax preparers, and how to prevent the flu from spreading.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/15-simple-proven-strategies-save-everything-youll-ever-buy/">15 Simple, Proven Strategies to Save on Every Purchase</a> &mdash; Generic, store-brand products are almost always less expensive than their name-brand counterparts. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/taxes/T056-C005-S002-what-you-must-know-about-tax-preparers.html">6 Things You Must Know About Tax Preparers</a> &mdash; A good tax preparer will ask questions about your personal situation and will be straightforward about their rates. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.allstate.com/prevent-flu-from-spreading/">Cleaning Tips for Your Home: How to Help Prevent Flu From Spreading</a> &mdash; Someone with the flu will likely be spending a lot of time in bed. If that's you, make sure to wash your bedding and towels in hot water to get rid of any germs. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneycrashers.com/make-most-thrift-store-clothes/">8 Ways to Make the Most of Thrift Store Clothing Finds</a> &mdash; Avoid clothes with heavy embellishments. They may look secure on the rack, but odds are they'll loosen and fall off &mdash; or pieces may even be missing! [Money Crashers]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/save-money-travel-10-smart-accommodation-options-save-hundreds">How to Save Money on Travel: 10 Smart Accommodation Options That Save You Hundreds</a> &mdash; Farm stays offer a unique lodging experience, usually in rustic and rural areas. Plus, you get to hang out with the animals! [Penny Hoarder]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cheap-Free-Ways-Celebrate-Valentine-Day-36776561">50 Cheap or Free Ways to Show Your Love on Valentine's Day</a> &mdash; You don't need to spend a lot to make Valentine's Day special. Just spend the day together: go on a picnic, stargaze, or recreate your first date. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-benefits-to-joining-your-local-library">7 Benefits to Joining Your Local Library</a> &mdash; You can find many enriching programs at a public library, including free music programs, story times, and craft hours. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/take-back-vacation/">Take Back Your Vacation!</a> &mdash; Not taking vacation time is bad for you AND your employer. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/frugality/how-i-save-money-on-all-types-of-sporting-events/">How I Save Money on All Types of Sporting Events</a> &mdash; Park a few blocks away from the event. You'll get some exercise and save on parking! [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyproblems.ca/debt-solutions-blog/past-due-again-its-time-to-deal-with-your-debts/">Past Due Again? It's Time To Deal With Your Debts</a> &mdash; Getting a handle on your debts isn't as hard as you may think. Start by making a list of everything you owe, then make separate lists of your daily living costs and your income streams. [Money Problems]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-strategies-to-save-on-everything">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-14"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-crazy-frugality-schemes-that-just-might-work">10 Crazy Frugality Schemes That Just Might Work</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-cheap-and-easy-formulas-for-homemade-windshield-de-icer-plus-bonus-tips">3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-successful-savers-do">5 Things Successful Savers Do</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/101-ways-to-save-money-around-the-house">101 Ways to Save Money Around the House</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips saving strategies Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:31:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1286634 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways You're Wasting Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-youre-wasting-money-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-youre-wasting-money-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/dollar-bills-waste-crumpled-Dollarphotoclub_74750498.jpg" alt="dollar bills crumpled" title="dollar bills crumpled" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the ways you are wasting money, how to check for financial compatibility, and ways to save money on Valentine's Day.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneysmartguides.com/15-biggest-wastes-of-money">18 Ways You Are Wasting Money</a> &mdash; Why pay for shipping when you can probably find another retailer that offers it for free? [Money Smart Guide].</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/check-financial-compatibility.html">Love or Money: 5 Ways to Check Financial Compatibility</a> &mdash; Certain financial subjects need to be addressed if you're planning to share a future. Work out how the bills will be paid as well as your plans for paying off debt. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/10-ways-to-save-money-on-valentines-day/">10 Ways to Save Money on Valentine's Day</a> &mdash; Instead of dining out at a crowded restaurant, plan a menu that features your favorite foods and cook it together. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Habits-Stressed-People-34935933">13 Stress-Inducing Habits and How to Avoid Them</a> &mdash; Overanalyzing your interactions with other people is a sure-fire way to build up stress. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2015/02/purchases-our-great-grandparents-would-shake-their-heads-at/">Purchases We Make Our Great Grandparents Would Shake Their Heads At</a> &mdash; Dog sweaters are more for the dog owners than for the dogs, anyway. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2015/02/04/not-giving-up/">6 Habits That Will Help You on Days When You Just Feel Like Giving Up</a> &mdash; Write down why you are doing what you're doing. When you hit a rough patch, pull out this piece of paper to remind yourself that you have a reason to keep going. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2015/02/5-questions-to-ask-before-saying-yes-to-a-request-for-your-time">5 Questions to Ask Before Saying Yes to a Request for Your Time</a> &mdash; Take a look at your own to-do list. Do you have the bandwidth for another item, or will you need to take something off your list? [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2015/02/often-need-change/">How Often Do I Need to Change&hellip;</a> &mdash; Bath towels should be washed every 3-4 days. [Get Organized Wizard]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/tips-for-parents-to-celebrate-valentines-day-in-little-ways">Tips for Parents to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Little Ways</a> &mdash; Place small gifts around the house for him or her to find, scavenger-hunt style. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/cut-medical-bills-with-a-hospital-billing-negotiator/">Cut Medical Bills With a Hospital Billing Negotiator</a> &mdash; A good professional hospital billing negotiator will know what can be done to reduce medical bills and how much flexibility a specific provider will offer. [Money Smart Life]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-youre-wasting-money-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-15"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-signs-youre-a-closet-spendthrift">10 Signs You&#039;re a Closet Spendthrift</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-overpriced-holiday-gifts-you-should-skip">7 Overpriced Holiday Gifts You Should Skip</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-cheap-and-easy-formulas-for-homemade-windshield-de-icer-plus-bonus-tips">3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-successful-savers-do">5 Things Successful Savers Do</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips wasting money Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:00:03 +0000 Amy Lu 1288485 at http://www.wisebread.com