best money tips http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12024/all en-US Best Money Tips: 10 Things to Skip at the Grocery Store http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-things-to-skip-at-the-grocery-store <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-10-things-to-skip-at-the-grocery-store" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_food_shopping_000046988282.jpg" alt="Woman deciding to skip certain things at the grocery store" title="" 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 things you shouldn&rsquo;t buy at the grocery store, ways to maximize credit card rewards for travel, and how to treat the toughest summer stains.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/10-things-not-to-buy-at-the-grocery-store/">10 Things Not To Buy At The Grocery Store</a> &mdash; Bouquets from a grocery store tend to be filled with more greens than flowers and will often wilt faster. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]</p> <p><a href="https://smartasset.com/credit-cards/4-ways-to-maximize-credit-card-rewards-for-summer-travel">4 Ways to Maximize Credit Card Rewards for Summer Travel</a> &mdash; Before you choose a card, take some time to read the fine print on earning rewards and redemptions. [SmartAsset]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Treat-Summer-Stains-37620596">How to Bust Through 5 of the Toughest Summer Stains</a> &mdash; It's better to deal with iced coffee stains once they have dried. Pre-treat the stain, then wash and check for remaining marks before you toss it in the dryer. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2015/07/29/7-summer-health-care-to-dos-that-can-save-you-money/">7 Summer Health Care To-Dos That Can Save You&nbsp;Money</a> &mdash; Start saving now if you know you'll have an expensive medical procedure later in the year. [Forbes]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.quizzle.com/2015/07/ways-to-save-money-on-your-amusement-park-visit/">Ways to Save Money on Your Amusement Park Visit</a> &mdash; Try to go on off-peak days or at off-peak hours. Your park may offer discounts when you go on weekdays or late in the afternoon. [Quizzle Wire]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/7-things-i-do-before-i-go-shopping/">7 Things I Do Before I Go Shopping</a> &mdash; Set a budget for each trip and challenge yourself to spend less than you thought you would. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2015/07/28/5-ways-to-get-back-on-track-after-the-mid-year-point/">5 Ways to Get Back on Track After the Mid-Year Point</a> &mdash; Re-evaluate and re-prioritize your goals often to make sure they fit with your current commitments! [Best Kept Self]</p> <p><a href="http://gradmoneymatters.com/money-making-ideas/5-ways-to-have-a-better-instagram-page.html">5 Ways To Have A Better Instagram Page</a> &mdash; If you post hashtags with your photos, do so after your caption to make it easier to read. [Grad Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/disney-theme-parks.html">Non-stop price hikes make Disney vacays a stretch</a> &mdash; These days, a family of four could easily spend $3,500 on a three-night trip to Disney World. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-habits-of-appreciative-spouses">5 Habits of Appreciative Spouses</a> &mdash; Notice the little things your spouse mentions, and take action to show that you listen and you care. [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-10-things-to-skip-at-the-grocery-store">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/10-grocery-store-secrets-only-the-pros-know">10 Grocery Store Secrets Only the Pros Know</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-save-money-at-the-butchers">How to Save Money at the Butcher&#039;s</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-things-you-should-always-buy-and-sell-on-ebay">10 Things You Should Always Buy and Sell on eBay</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/the-5-best-hair-curlers">The 5 Best Hair Curlers</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-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips grocery store Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:00:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1510164 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 15 Things That Happy People Avoid http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-15-things-that-happy-people-avoid <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-15-things-that-happy-people-avoid" 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_outside_000044868146.jpg" alt="Woman avoiding certain things to stay happy" title="" 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 happy people avoid, how to get the best deals on Amazon, and a deliciously easy way to make peanut butter.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/15-things-happy-people-avoid-costs/">15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs</a> &mdash; Happy people avoid four-wall syndrome &mdash; they don't keep themselves cooped up indoors all day. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/shopping-smart/how-to-get-the-best-deals-on-amazon-com/">How to Get the Best Deals on Amazon.com</a> &mdash; Use Amazon Pantry for everyday essentials like toilet paper or soap. [Money Ning]</p> <p><a href="http://savingdollarsandsense.com/how-to-make-homemade-peanut-butter/">How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter</a> &mdash; It's super easy (and cheap!) to make your own peanut butter. The only fancy equipment you need is a food processor! [Saving Dollars &amp; Sense]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Have-Productive-Coffee-Break-37638038">12 Ways to Make Your Coffee Break Better</a> &mdash; Take this opportunity to get away from your desk and clear your head. While you're away, chat with co-workers and make smart connections! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><strong>In case you missed it:</strong> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-steps-to-finding-your-mortgage-lender">4 Steps to Finding Your Mortgage Lender</a> &mdash; Price is the main factor in your choice of a mortgage lender, so it's important that you do your homework and compare rates. Use a mortgage calculator if you need help! [Wise Bread]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2015/07/7-tips-to-keep-your-meetings-to-a-manageable-size/">7 Tips to Keep Your Meetings to a Manageable Size</a> &mdash; You need active participants at a meeting &mdash; not observers. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savingcoupons.in/blog/the-ultimate-checklist-for-safe-online-shopping-and-more-online-shopping">The Ultimate Checklist For Safe Online Shopping</a> &mdash; Don't just close the browser when you complete a transaction. Remember to log out! [Saving Coupons]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/6-things-to-tackle-before-purchasing-your-first-home/">6 Things to Tackle Before Purchasing Your First Home</a> &mdash; You may be eligible for assistance programs for homebuyers, so do some research! [Ready For Zero]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/life-is-short/">Life Is Short: Toxic Financial Attitudes</a> &mdash; Life <i>is</i> short, but that's no excuse to spend like crazy. It's important to balance the enjoyment of now with consideration for the future. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/9-ways-to-entertain-kids-on-a-road-trip">9 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip</a> &mdash; Five your kids a map of the area you'll be traveling in and have them trace the route and mark the towns you pass. [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-15-things-that-happy-people-avoid">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/3-times-when-you-should-absolutely-quit">3 Times When You Should Absolutely Quit</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/25-easy-ways-to-make-someone-happy-today">25 Easy Ways to Make Someone Happy Today</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-key-to-happiness-a-case-study">The Key to Happiness: A Case Study</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/take-one-more-thing-seriously">Take One More Thing Seriously</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/cant-buy-me-love-but-maybe-i-can-buy-happiness">Can&#039;t buy me love...but maybe I can buy happiness</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks best money tips happiness Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:00:55 +0000 Amy Lu 1508487 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 10 Money-Saving Summer Vegetables http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-money-saving-summer-vegetables <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-10-money-saving-summer-vegetables" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_veggies_groceries_000047301744.jpg" alt="Woman buying money saving summer vegetables" title="" 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 money-saving vegetables to use this summer, crucial financial habits for form in your 20s, and ways to save on gas.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3723/summer-produce">10 Money-Saving Vegetables to Use in the Summer</a> &mdash; There are cucumbers aplenty during the summer, and they're cheap, too! [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0725/Four-crucial-financial-habits-to-form-in-your-20s">Four crucial financial habits to form in your 20s</a> &mdash; If your employer matches your 401k contributions, be sure it max it out! [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/10-ways-to-save-money-at-the-gas-pump/">10 Ways to Save Money at the Gas Pump</a> &mdash; Use a GPS or app to help you avoid routes with high traffic. It'll save you from idling, which uses more gas. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Expensive-Wedding-Traditions-Skip-16051985">7 Costly Wedding Traditions to Ditch</a> &mdash; Fancy, multi-tiered wedding cakes can be replaced with cupcakes, cookies, or a dessert bar. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/how-to-catch-up-behind-on-bills">Behind On Bills? How To Catch Up</a> &mdash; If you miss a payment, you can attempt to avoid the late fee and interest hikes by asking your creditor for a one-time exemption. [Money Under 30]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/save-money-online/">10 Ways to Use &ldquo;the Internets&rdquo; to Save Money Online</a> &mdash; Leave items in your shopping cart for a few days. Many retailers will try to close the deal by sending you coupons or other incentives. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/productive-during-busy-months/">How to Battle Overwhelm and Be Productive During Busy Summer Months</a> &mdash; If you need to work while you travel, be sure to bring a pair of good headphones to help block out the distractions around you. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.aspiringmillionaire.com/2015/07/10-questions-to-ask-yourself-to-take.html">10 questions to ask yourself to take control of your life</a> &mdash; Use this exercise to help you take stock of your goals and resolutions for the year. [Aspiring Millionaire]</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneyprinciple.co.uk/information-is-the-name-and-data-security-is-the-game/">Information is the Name and Data Security is the Game</a> &mdash; If you're worried about someone getting data off your old devices, consider using a technique called &quot;zero filling.&quot; [The Money Principle]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/its-parent-vs-parent-in-the-birthday-party-showdown">It's Parent vs Parent in the Birthday Party Showdown</a> &mdash; It seems that kids' birthday parties are getting more and more lavish, but is this really for the kids or for the parents who want to show off? [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-10-money-saving-summer-vegetables">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/8-quick-dinners-for-lazy-cooks">8 Quick Dinners for Lazy Cooks</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/25-quick-cheap-lunch-ideas">25 Quick, Cheap Lunch Ideas</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/50-ways-to-use-canned-salmon">50 Ways to Use Canned Salmon</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/35-mouth-watering-lentil-recipes">35 Mouth Watering Lentil Recipes</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-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips summer vegetables Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1507266 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 11 Things to Do Before Buying a Used Car http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-11-things-to-do-before-buying-a-used-car <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-11-things-to-do-before-buying-a-used-car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_new_car_000064775071.jpg" alt="Woman learning what to do before buying a used car" title="" 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 things to do before you buy a used car, emotional mistakes that keep you poor, and major dos and don&rsquo;ts at a job interview.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0726/Buying-a-used-car-Eleven-things-to-do-first">Buying a used car? Eleven things to do first.</a> &mdash; Always ask for a breakdown of the fees to make sure you have the budget for them. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/4-emotional-mistakes-that-cause-people-to-remain-poor.html">4 Emotional Mistakes That Cause People To Remain Poor</a> &mdash; Living on hope alone won't get you anywhere; you need to pair it with action, too. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Dos-Donts-Job-Interviews-34040192">16 Major Dos and Don'ts at a Job Interview</a> &mdash; Bring extra copies of your resume and keep them in a professional-looking folder. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/real-estate/T010-S001-7-places-that-pay-you-to-live-there/index.html">7 Surprising Places That Will Pay You to Live There</a> &mdash; New Haven, Connecticut, has a homeownership rate of just 31%. To lure home buyers, the city offers down payment assistance, loans for home renovation, and free in-state college tuition.&nbsp;[Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.productivity501.com/5-ways-my-phone-makes-me-more-productive/9179/">5 Ways My Phone Makes Me More Productive</a> &mdash; The quality of camera phones these days is high enough that you can use your phone as a portable copy machine / scanner. [Productivity501]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/applying-for-a-personal-loan/">One Simple Thing You MUST Do Before Applying for a Personal Loan</a> &mdash; Doing this one thing will give you three very important advantages. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/how-to-go-on-a-vacation-that-fits-your-budget/">How to Go on a Vacation That Fits Your Budget</a> &mdash; Airbnb is a great option if you're traveling with a big group and you want a bigger space with kitchen. [Thousandaire]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/overwhelmed-by-investing/">Don&rsquo;t Be Overwhelmed by Investing</a> &mdash; New to investing? Start with these strategies to avoid feeling overwhelmed! [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/pillars-of-financial-priority/">Pillars Of Financial Priority</a> &mdash; These pillars will guide your path to financial freedom.&nbsp;[Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/parents-we-owe-others-some-courtesy-including-diner-owners">Parents: We Owe Others Some Courtesy - Including Diner Owners</a> &mdash; Consider other people's position: would you like it if a baby screamed throughout your meal? If your child seems to be heading towards a meltdown, try to calm them down immediately, and be ready to leave if nothing works. [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-11-things-to-do-before-buying-a-used-car">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/a-used-car-salesman-reveals-dirty-tricks-and-how-to-beat-them">A Used Car Salesman Reveals Dirty Tricks (and How to Beat Them)</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/is-this-the-best-search-engine-ever-for-new-used-cars">Is This the Best Search Engine Ever for New &amp; Used Cars?</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-reasons-to-love-that-used-car-smell">7 Reasons to Love That Used Car Smell</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/drive-the-old-car-or-buy-a-new-car">Drive the Old Car or Buy a New Car?</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-acetone-dramatically-increase-your-gas-mileage">Can Acetone Dramatically Increase Your Gas Mileage?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips used car Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:00:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1505596 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-22-clever-new-uses-for-your-tools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-22-clever-new-uses-for-your-tools" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_holding_drill_000016813714.jpg" alt="Woman finding clever new uses for her tools" title="" 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 clever new uses for your tools, reasons why you&rsquo;re addicted to Facebook, and ways that decluttering will improve your health.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.familyhandyman.com/tools/clever-new-uses-for-your-tools">22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools</a> &mdash; Try using a flexible pick-up tool to yank out the gunk that is clogging your sink. [The Family Handyman]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifehack.org/233325/5-psychological-reasons-you-are-addicted-facebook-and-5-ways-break-the-habit">5 Psychological Reasons You Are Addicted to Facebook and 5 Ways to Break the Habit</a> &mdash; Do you refresh your Facebook feed obsessively? A fear of missing out may be at work here.&nbsp;[Lifehack]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Cleaning-Can-Improve-Your-Health-37956421">4 Ways Decluttering Will Improve Your Health</a> &mdash; Having messy, unfinished projects around you can lead to depression. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/midyear-checkup-8-steps-finish-2015-fiscally-fit/">Midyear Checkup: 8 Steps to Finish 2015 Fiscally Fit</a> &mdash; Are you on track for a financially good year? Be sure to grab a free copy of your credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com &mdash; check for errors and look for ways to raise your score. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0724/Should-you-take-the-free-Windows-10-upgrade">Should you take the free Windows 10 upgrade?</a> &mdash; The free upgrade will be available for at least a year, so it makes sense to wait a while for Microsoft to work out any bugs before you download. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2015/07/7-great-foods-boost-brain-power.html">7 Great Foods to Boost Your Brain Power</a> &mdash; Oregano can increase cognitive processing performance and alertness. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/12-simple-ways-stop-worrying-people-think">12 Simple Ways to Stop Worrying What Other People Think of You</a> &mdash; Even if someone is judging you, do they really matter in your life? If they don't matter, then you don't need to care what they think. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="http://sustainablog.org/2015/07/5-steps-to-going-paperless-when-you-arent-used-to-digital/">5 Steps To Going Paperless When You Aren&rsquo;t Used To Digital</a> &mdash; When you have a lot of storage, you'll find a way to fill them up. Reduce your paper storage by half, and keep reducing every few months until you're paperless! [Sustainablog]</p> <p><a href="http://afewshortcuts.com/2015/07/7-frugal-ways-to-decorate-a-dorm-room/">7 Frugal Ways to Decorate a Dorm Room</a> &mdash; Decorate your dorm room with fresh accents like pine cones, branches, and flowers. When you want to change things up, just go outside and collect new materials! [A Few Short Cuts]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-rules-i-wish-were-posted-at-the-pool">5 Rules I Wish Were Posted At The Pool</a> &mdash; It seems that yelling is inevitable when kids and pools are involved, but if you need to yell across the pool more than three times, it's probably time to go home. [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-22-clever-new-uses-for-your-tools">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/25-awesome-useful-gifts">25 Awesome, Useful Gifts</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/screwdrivers-to-saws-stocking-your-first-toolbox">Screwdrivers to Saws: Stocking Your First Toolbox</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/13-wonderful-household-uses-for-essential-oils">13 Wonderful Household Uses for Essential Oils</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/14-free-or-cheap-toys-that-will-make-your-kid-smarter">14 Free or Cheap Toys That Will Make Your Kid Smarter</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-really-easy-ways-to-unclog-drains">10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY best money tips tools Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1502885 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Dine Out for Less http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-dine-out-for-less <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-dine-out-for-less" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_dining_out_000046736046.jpg" alt="Couple finding ways to dine out for less" title="" 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 dine out for less, revamping your home office to improve productivity, and how to make vacation magic last.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/10-ways-to-eat-out-for-less/">10 Ways to Eat Out for Less</a> &mdash; Go somewhere else for dessert. It'll likely be cheaper and you won't have to tip for that part of the meal. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://www.genuinecuriosity.com/genuinecuriosity/2015/7/7/revamp-your-home-office-to-improve-productivity">Revamp Your Home Office to Improve Productivity</a> &mdash; Organize your home office so it actually functions as an office: large monitor, bookshelves, and a file cabinet for your paperwork. [Genuine Curiosity]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/10-ways-you-can-make-the-vacation-magic-last/">10 Ways You Can Make The Vacation Magic Last</a> &mdash; Were there any activities or routines that you especially liked from your vacation, like daily siestas or teatime? Continue the habit when you come home. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Decode-Laundry-Labels-37492642">Here's How to Decode Your Favorite Article of Clothing</a> &mdash; Learn what the symbols on the care tag mean. Proper cleaning means your clothes will last longer! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thriftcore.com/2015/07/my-herb-allies-herbs-you-need-to-try.html">Herbs You Need to Try for Healing, Taste, Nutrition, and Much More</a> &mdash; Arnica, turmeric, cayenne, and cramp bark are great for pain relief. [Thrift Core]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/lifestyle/working/10-trending-freelance-jobs-great-pay-flexible-hours/59396">10 Trending Freelance Jobs with Great Pay and Flexible Hours</a> &mdash; Medical transcriptionists earn around $16/hr on average. Generally, all you need is a computer and the ability to type quickly (and maybe some training). [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/travelandleisure/how-to-protect-yourself-when-traveling">How to Protect Yourself When Traveling</a> &mdash; Contact your health insurance provider to find out exactly how your claim will be handled if you need to see a doctor during a trip. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/windfall-what-to-do-with-a-large-amount-of-unexpected-money/">Windfall: What to Do with a Large Amount of Unexpected Money</a> &mdash; A good idea would be to pay off any high-interest loans and credit cards and work your way down to other debts. Just make sure to set aside an emergency fund, just in case. [Thousandaire]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/bad-resume-advice">Bad Resume Advice To Avoid</a> &mdash; It's important to use keywords, but don't overstuff your resume with them. Try to use them naturally! [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/it-s-wedding-season-are-your-kids-prepared">It&rsquo;s Wedding Season. Are Your Kids Prepared?</a> &mdash; Bring some quiet activities, like crayons and books, to help your kids get through the ceremony and reception toasts. [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-dine-out-for-less">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/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</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/what-you-dont-know-about-sushi">What You Don&#039;t Know About Sushi</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/a-cheapskates-guide-to-eating-out">A Cheapskate’s Guide to Eating Out</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/40-restaurants-that-offer-senior-discounts">40 Restaurants That Offer Senior Discounts</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-7-best-cities-for-frugal-foodies">The 7 Best Cities for Frugal Foodies</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips dining out Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1501830 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Improve Your Finances in 5 Minutes http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-improve-your-finances-in-5-minutes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-improve-your-finances-in-5-minutes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_budgeting_000032795236.jpg" alt="Couple learning to improve their finances in five minutes" title="" 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 improve your finances in five minutes, items you should never buy generic, and frugal ways to spend $100.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/five-things-in-five-minutes-to-improve-your-finances/">Five Things In Five Minutes To Improve Your Finances</a> &mdash; Take a few minutes to go over your memberships and subscriptions, and cancel any that you don't use. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/9-items-you-should-never-buy-generic/">9 Items You Should Never Buy Generic</a> &mdash; Generic batteries typically don't last as long as their name-brand counterparts, so you might end up paying even more to buy replacements. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/10-frugal-ways-to-spend-100-dollars">10 Frugal Ways To Spend 100 Dollars</a> &mdash; Challenge yourself to plan healthy meals with a $100 budget! [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/20-genius-uses-for-leftover-coffee-and-coffee-grounds/">20 Genius Uses for Leftover Coffee and Coffee Grounds</a> &mdash; Give paper or fabric an aged, antique look by dying them in leftover coffee. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://www.retiredby40blog.com/2015/07/16/how-to-shop-the-right-way-with-coupon-codes/">How To Shop The Right Way With Coupon Codes</a> &mdash; Use coupon apps to have all the best discounts ready at your fingertips! [Retired By 40]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/What-Successful-People-Learn-From-Failing-37940488">What 9 Successful People Learned From Failing Forward</a> &mdash; Success isn't easy. Even such wildly successful people like J.K. Rowling, Steven King, and Harrison have faced setbacks and rejection. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.happinesswala.com/blog/2015/07/20/top-5-health-diet-mistakes/">Top 5 Health Diet Mistakes</a> &mdash; If you swear off your favorite foods completely, they become more tempting and you're more likely to fall off the diet wagon. Find a healthy balance that allows you to occasionally indulge a little.&nbsp;[Happiness Wala]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2015/07/20/3-types-of-family-budgets-to-consider.html">3 Types of Family Budgets to Consider</a> &mdash; With the pay yourself first budget, you'll hit your financial goals every month, but it takes a lot of discipline to get it up and running. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3711/staycation-ideas">10 Tips for the Ultimate Summer Staycation</a> &mdash; You aren't paying for airfare and accommodations, but it's still smart to set a staycation budget to make sure you don't overspend on shopping and pricey outings. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-avoid-these-8-beach-mistakes">How to Avoid These 8 Beach Mistakes</a> &mdash; Keep sand out of your car by rubbing baby powder on your skin before you get in. The sand will fall right off! [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-improve-your-finances-in-5-minutes">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/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-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-these-7-money-moves-now-or-youll-regret-it-in-20-years">Make These 7 Money Moves Now Or You&#039;ll Regret It in 20 Years</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-3-best-pieces-of-financial-wisdom-from-oprah-winfrey">The 3 Best Pieces of Financial Wisdom From Oprah Winfrey</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/the-best-and-worst-places-to-stash-cash-in-your-home">The Best and Worst Places to Stash Cash in Your Home</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/64-funny-inspiring-and-stupid-money-quotes-from-famous-people">64 Funny, Inspiring and Stupid Money Quotes From Famous People</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips improve finances Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:00:13 +0000 Amy Lu 1500264 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Organize Your Life and Save Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-organize-your-life-and-save-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-organize-your-life-and-save-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/stressed_woman_000056327992.jpg" alt="Woman learning to organize her life and save money" title="" 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 organize your life and save money, how to ask for a promotion, and ways to make your batteries last longer.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/organize-your-life-save/">5 Ways to Organize Your Life and Save Money</a> &mdash; Keep a family calendar to track when you need to buy gifts and do home and car maintenance, and what meals you'll be making at home. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-ask-for-a-promotion/">How to ask for a promotion</a> &mdash; You won't get a promotion if you just walk in and ask for it. You'll need to do a lot of preparation to get what you want. [I Will Teach You To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/how-to-make-batteries-last-longer/">6 Ways to Make Your Batteries Last Longer, Including a Device Called the Batteriser</a> &mdash; Rotate out your used batteries. The remote-control car won't work, but there might be enough juice in the batteries for a clock or remote control. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/LinkedIn-Mistakes-37935382">19 Terrible LinkedIn Mistakes You're Making</a> &mdash; Make sure to personalize connection requests. It'll feel less spammy and the recipient will be more open to your request. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0721/Looking-up-restaurant-info-No-one-uses-an-app-for-that">Looking up restaurant info? No one uses an app for that.</a> &mdash; There seems to be an app for everything, but it turns out that few diners actually download apps for their favorite restaurants. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.themoneyprinciple.co.uk/how-safe-are-your-savings-and-what-to-do-about-it/">How Safe are Your Savings? (And what to do about it?)</a> &mdash; Your savings may not be as safe as you think they are. It's important to keep up with the news and watch for warning signs of economic and financial trouble. [The Money Principle]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/10-ways-to-keep-your-kids-busy-this-summer">10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer</a> &mdash; Check your local zoos, children&rsquo;s museums, and art museums for summer passes or memberships at reduced rates. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/save-money-on-youth-sports-equipment-fees/">How to Save Money on Youth Sports Equipment &amp; Fees</a> &mdash; Stock up on easily lost items &mdash; like balls and water bottles &mdash; when they go on sale. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://couponpal.com/blog/the-11-best-food-tours-in-the-world">The 11 Best Food Tours in the World</a> &mdash; Scott's Pizza Tours in New York City takes you to the best pizzas in Little Italy and Greenwich Village! [CouponPal]</p> <p><a href="http://www.aspiringmillionaire.com/2015/07/4-ways-to-expand-your-business-sponsored.html">4 Ways to Expand Your Business</a> &mdash; See if you can get your customers to spend more by providing a new product or service that complements your current offerings. [Aspiring Millionaire]</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-organize-your-life-and-save-money">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/best-ways-to-count-and-cash-in-your-change">Best Ways to Count (and Cash in) Your Change</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/25-things-to-throw-out-today">25 Things to Throw Out Today</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/a-denim-expert-reveals-why-you-only-need-3-pairs-of-jeans">A Denim Expert Reveals Why You Only Need 3 Pairs of Jeans</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/maintaining-memories-how-to-save-old-photographs">Maintaining Memories: How to Save Old Photographs</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/living-without-air-conditioning-can-save-big-bucks-this-summer">Living Without Air-Conditioning Can Save Big Bucks This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Organization best money tips save money Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:24 +0000 Amy Lu 1499061 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Simple Ways to Save More, Worry Less http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-save-more-worry-less <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-save-more-worry-less" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_with_piggy_bank_000009176785.jpg" alt="Man finding simple ways to save more and worry less" title="" 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 more and worry less, essential steps to take before a job interview, and what you need to know about using your phone abroad.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/save-more-worry-less.html">6 simple ways to save more and worry less</a> &mdash; You probably have several money goals at any given time. Choose one to focus your savings on. This simplifies the process and makes it more likely that you'll achieve the goal. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Interview-Preparation-Tips-20892485">10 Essential Steps to Take Before a Job Interview</a> &mdash; Your interview shoes should be weather-appropriate and easy to walk in. The night before your interview, wear your shoes for a few hours, with socks, to make sure they're comfy. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0719/Everything-you-need-to-know-about-using-your-phone-abroad">Everything you need to know about using your phone abroad</a> &mdash; You can avoid roaming charges by using WiFi exclusively. If you want to stay connected wherever you go, you can get a WiFi hotspot that works in the country you're traveling in. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://savingdollarsandsense.com/9-store-brand-items-that-are-better-than-their-name-brand-competitors/">9 Store Brand Items That Are Better Than Their Name-Brand Competitors</a> &mdash; When it comes to paper products like toilet paper and paper towels, Costco's Kirkland brand ranks right up there with their name brand counterparts. [Saving Dollars &amp; Sense]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T063-C001-S001-save-on-back-to-school-shopping-with-tax-breaks.html">Sales Tax Holidays on Back-to-School Shopping in 2015</a> &mdash; Many states offer back-to-school sales tax holidays in late July or early August. See if your state is one of them! [Kiplinger]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://gradmoneymatters.com/money-making-ideas/5-free-apps-to-work-your-brain.html">5 Free Apps To Work Your Brain</a> &mdash; Solving puzzles helps stimulate different parts of the brain. Clockwork Brain offers many puzzles to choose from, allowing you to have fun while you work out your brain. [Grad Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/10-frugal-ways-to-make-your-deodorant-last-longer">10 Frugal Ways to Make Your Deodorant Last Longer</a> &mdash; Want to make your stick deodorant last the whole day? Prep your underarms with a bit a toothpaste as you shower. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.onesmartdollar.com/4-budget-friendly-health-tips/">4 Budget-Friendly Health Tips</a> &mdash; Drink water instead of soda and other sugar drinks. Water costs less and is much better for your health. [One Smart Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/metrics-for-your-household-finances/">Metrics for your household finances</a> &mdash; These twelve numbers can give you a good idea of how you're doing financially. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/our-kids-are-becoming-web-junkies">Our Kids are Becoming &quot;Web Junkies&quot;</a> &mdash; Internet addiction is becoming a big issue for kids today. It's important that you set clear rules on screen time and enforce them. [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-save-more-worry-less">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/the-6-biggest-financial-decisions-in-your-20s">The 6 Biggest Financial Decisions in Your 20s</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-savings-tricks-you-havent-tried-yet">5 Savings Tricks You Haven&#039;t Tried Yet</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/12-money-adjustments-you-should-make-mid-year">12 Money Adjustments You Should Make Mid-Year</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/when-to-use-savings-to-pay-off-debt">When to Use Savings to Pay Off Debt</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/will-a-dental-discount-plan-save-you-money">Will A Dental Discount Plan Save You Money?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips savings Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1497168 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Secrets of Incredibly Productive People http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-secrets-of-incredibly-productive-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-secrets-of-incredibly-productive-people" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/productive_man_000036372398.jpg" alt="Revealing secrets of incredibly productive people" title="" 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 of incredibly productive people, reasons why you&rsquo;ll never get rich, and how to handle three awkward money situations.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-More-Productive-35380464">7 Secrets of Incredibly Productive People</a> &mdash; Productive people are good planners, but they're also flexible. They don't stress out when something comes up or plans change &mdash; they just roll with it! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/5-reasons-your-money-will-never-work-for-you/">5 Ways You Sabotage Hopes of Getting Rich</a> &mdash; You'll never get rich if you let the wrong things motivate you. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/money-beliefs/how-to-handle-3-awkward-money-situations/">How to Handle 3 Awkward Money Situations</a> &mdash; A friend owes you a big chunk of cash, and you don't know how to get it back? Ask your friend to have the repayment plan written out so expectations are clear for both of you. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0716/College-students-don-t-spend-more-than-500-on-laptops.-Here-s-why">College students, don't spend more than $500 on laptops. Here's why.</a> &mdash; Most systems under $500 will be able to handle the basic tasks that a typical college student needs. If your major requires more computing power, consider getting a desktop instead. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/401k-mistakes">10 Awful 401(k) No-No&rsquo;s You Should Avoid</a> &mdash; Get a professional to help you choose your 401(k) investments. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/credit-card-myths-that-can-hurt-your-credit-score/">5 Credit Card Myths That Can Hurt Your Credit Score</a> &mdash; Credit card issuers raise your credit limit because they want you to spend more, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/do-what-you-love/">Do What You Love?</a> &mdash; In some cases, doing what you love for a living isn't realistic. It might not even be what you really want! [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/money-milestones-20-something/">Money Milestones of a 20-Something</a> &mdash; Being proactive about saving money means you're able to roll with the punches when unexpected expenses come up. [ReadyForZero]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/started-my-freelance-business/">What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Freelance Business</a> &mdash; Hire or ask for help before you need it. By the time you feel the need, you're already desperate. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/breaking-tradition-why-being-a-sahd-makes-sense">Breaking Tradition: Why Being a SAHD Makes Sense</a> &mdash; Having a stay at home dad benefits everyone in the family: kids have two active parents, moms get much-needed help, and dads learn to interact with their kids with finesse and sensitivity. [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-of-incredibly-productive-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-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/5-ways-to-stay-productive-while-working-from-home">5 Ways to Stay Productive While Working From Home</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/give-yourself-a-break-the-productivity-secret-thatll-change-the-way-you-work">Give Yourself a Break: The Productivity Secret That&#039;ll Change the Way You Work</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-effective-sleep-tips-you-havent-tried-yet">5 Effective Sleep Tips You Haven&#039;t Tried Yet</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/15-ways-to-exercise-in-under-5-minutes">15 Ways to Exercise in Under 5 Minutes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Productivity best money tips productivity secrets Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:00:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1494467 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Cool Outdoor Gadgets That Save You Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cool-outdoor-gadgets-that-save-you-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-cool-outdoor-gadgets-that-save-you-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/windmill_000007281363.jpg" alt="Windmill working as cool outdoor money-saving gadget" title="" 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 outdoor gadgets that save you money, ways to save on air conditioning, and career challenges to tackle by age 30.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2015/07/15/1035861_outdoor-gadgets-save-money.html">10 Cool Outdoor Gadgets That Actually SAVE You Money</a> &mdash; Did you know that you can get a windmill to power up your home? [Saving Advice]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/how-to-save-money-on-air-conditioning">How To Save Money On Air Conditioning</a> &mdash; Rearrange your furniture so that they don't obstruct the cool air flowing from your AC unit. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2015/07/16/10-career-challenges-you-want-to-tackle-by-30/">10 Career Challenges You Want To Tackle By&nbsp;30</a> &mdash; Don't be too quick to volunteer yourself for a task you may not be able to handle. [Forbes]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Habits-Confident-People-37623241">19 Epic Traits of Confident Extroverts</a> &mdash; Confident people pay attention to their health, but they also know when to indulge a little. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/retire-right-essential-advice-for-your-first-year-of-freedom/">Retire Right: Essential Advice for Your First Year of Freedom</a> &mdash; Start your retirement right by only drawing enough from your savings to live on. Remember, you're on a fixed income now! [Thousandaire]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.themoneyprinciple.co.uk/7-good-reasons-to-consult-a-financial-planner/">7 good reasons to consult a financial planner</a> &mdash; Tax rules change pretty often; a financial planner will help you make sure you're following any new regulations. [The Money Principle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2015/07/14/5-boredom-busters-for-under-5/">5 Boredom Busters for Under $5</a> &mdash; Gather plastic dinosaur toys, cheap jewelry, and other dollar-store finds and bury them in a sandbox for young archaeologists to dig up. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3707/how-to-soothe-a-sunburn">10 Cheap Ways to Prevent and Soothe Sunburns</a> &mdash; Use sun umbrellas with a UPF of at least 40 to guard against afternoon rays. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://gradmoneymatters.com/money-making-ideas/6-essential-money-tips-for-college-grads.html">6 Essential Money Tips for College Grads</a> &mdash; Avoid using credit cards unless you can pay it off every month. [Grad Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/is-your-parenting-style-hurting-your-children">Is Your Parenting Style Hurting Your Children?</a> &mdash; Studies point to helicopter parenting as a major cause of anxiety in college students. [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-cool-outdoor-gadgets-that-save-you-money">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/10-really-easy-ways-to-unclog-drains">10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains</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/secret-lawn-tonic-recipe-from-golf-course-groundskeeper">Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper - Updated</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/4-cheap-and-easy-homemade-mosquito-repellents">4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents</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/14-effective-grease-and-oil-stain-removal-tips">14 Effective Grease and Oil Stain Removal Tips</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-5-best-mops">The 5 Best Mops</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Home best money tips money saving gadgets Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:00:10 +0000 Amy Lu 1493465 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 9 Money-Saving Food Hacks http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-9-money-saving-food-hacks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-9-money-saving-food-hacks" 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_dinner_000040717218.jpg" alt="Woman using money saving food hacks to cook" title="" 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 food hacks that can save you money, healthy habits that make you feel amazing, and tips to nail any interview.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/9-clever-food-hacks-that-can-save-you-money/">9 Clever Food Hacks That Can Save You Money</a> &mdash; Store your asparagus like flowers &mdash; stems up in a glass of water. They'll last twice as long this way! [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/6-simple-healthy-habits-help-feel-amazing/">6 Simple Healthy Habits To Help You Feel Amazing</a> &mdash; Fill your fridge and pantry with healthy, wholesome choices and crowd out the foods that aren't good for you. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Have-Successful-Interview-37901464">6 Tips For Nailing Your Interview Like a Pro</a> &mdash; Don't ramble &mdash; know your key messages like the back of your hand! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2015/07/10-simple-self-improvement-hacks.html">10 Simple Self Improvement Hacks</a> &mdash; Keep a daily journal to record your thoughts, observations, feelings, and anything else that is important to you. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://reachfinancialindependence.com/5-simple-ways-to-lower-your-housing-expenses/">5 Simple Ways to Lower Your Housing Expenses</a> &mdash; There's no denying that living in a big city is more expensive. If you can, consider moving to the suburbs for a time. [Reach Financial Independence]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.squawkfox.com/2015/02/25/financial-act/">Five unconventional ways to get your financial act together</a> &mdash; Take a hard look at the things you tend to collect: clothing, books, gadgets, and gear. How much money did they cost you? How much space are they taking up? Identify the triggers and avoid adding more to your collection. [Squawkfox]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/07/12/25-lessons-when-youre-ready-for-a-simpler-life/">25 Lessons When You&rsquo;re Ready for a Simpler Life</a> &mdash; Do a 30-day challenge if you need help letting go of old habits and building new ones. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2015/07/5-productive-activities-for-your-in-between-time/">5 Productive Activities for Your In-between Time</a> &mdash; Use your free minute or two to clear your mind and just think about your day &mdash; your priorities, attitude, and accomplishments. It'll help you feel refreshed and refocused. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/10-things-to-consider-before-you-buy-something">10 Things to Consider Before You Buy Something</a> &mdash; What do the reviews say? [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-give-your-children-an-old-fashioned-summer-to-remember">How to Give Your Children an Old-Fashioned Summer to Remember</a> &mdash; Get your kids out of the house and have a potato sack race, catch fireflies, or play flashlight tag. [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-9-money-saving-food-hacks">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/16-cheap-low-cal-condiments-to-brighten-up-boring-food">16 Cheap, Low-Cal Condiments to Brighten Up Boring Food</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/14-secret-fast-food-menus-revealed">14 Secret Fast Food Menus Revealed</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/dorito-bread-and-24-other-amazing-recipes-you-must-try">Dorito Bread and 24 Other Amazing Recipes You Must Try</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/8-quick-dinners-for-lazy-cooks">8 Quick Dinners for Lazy Cooks</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-quick-cheap-lunch-ideas">25 Quick, Cheap Lunch Ideas</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips food hacks Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:00:13 +0000 Amy Lu 1492102 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 7 Common Cleaning Mistakes http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-7-common-cleaning-mistakes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-7-common-cleaning-mistakes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_cleaning_house_000031917548.jpg" alt="Man tired after making common cleaning mistakes" title="" 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 cleaning mistakes that almost everyone makes, tips for gym newbies, and money saving mistakes to avoid.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/7-cleaning-mistakes-almost-everybody-makes/">7 Cleaning Mistakes Almost Everybody Makes</a> &mdash; Spraying solution directly on a surface is a big waste. Instead, spray onto a microfiber cloth and wipe down the area that needs attention. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/07/13/6-tips-for-gym-newbies">6 Tips for Gym Newbies</a> &mdash; Do something that you enjoy. Some activity is better than none, and you'll be more likely to go to the gym if you actually like the routines you're doing. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2015/07/01/five-money-saving-mistakes-to-avoid/">Five Money Saving Mistakes to Avoid</a> &mdash; It's important to save money, but make sure you aren't skimping on the important stuff like car maintenance and paying down debt. [Cult of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/benefits-smaller-home/">9 Surprisingly Big Benefits of a Smaller Home</a> &mdash; Small houses allow you to reduce your environmental footprint. They use fewer materials in the building process and they consume less energy while you live in them. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0709/More-Americans-dine-in-at-restaurants-than-take-their-food-to-go">More Americans dine in at restaurants than take their food to-go</a> &mdash; The continued growth of fast-casual restaurants led to more people sitting in to eat rather than getting take-out or drive-thru. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/5-best-apps-for-sending-money-venmo-square-cash-and-more/">5 Best Apps for Sending Money</a> &ndash; Venmo, Square Cash, and More! &mdash; Venmo links to your back account or debit card and allows you to send and receive money for free. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Top-Resume-Mistakes-23105502">7 Résumé Red Flags to Avoid</a> &mdash; Sending a file? Be sure to include your name in the file name. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/lifestyle/parking-apps-can-help-make-extra-250-month/59928">Parking Apps That Can Help You Make an Extra $250 a Month</a> &mdash; Use one of these parking apps to rent out your driveway or parking space. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/student-debt-attitudes-millennials-vs-gen-x/">Student Debt Attitudes: Millennials vs. Gen X</a> &mdash; Compared to Gen X, over twice as many Millennials said salary was an important factor in choosing a major. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/why-i-identify-as-compassionate">Why I Identify as Compassionate</a> &mdash; Many of us identify ourselves and each other by race and ethnicity, but maybe it's better if we base our identities around internal qualities instead. [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-7-common-cleaning-mistakes">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/10-really-easy-ways-to-unclog-drains">10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains</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-5-best-mops">The 5 Best Mops</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/25-things-to-throw-out-today">25 Things to Throw Out Today</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/254-uses-for-vinegar-and-counting">254 Uses for Vinegar. And Counting.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Home best money tips cleaning Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:00:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1490457 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Save Your First $500 http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-save-your-first-500 <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-save-your-first-500" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_saving_money_000050946366.jpg" alt="Man learning how to save his first $500" title="" 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 save $500, the best time to buy a TV, and blogging tips for beginners.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/save-your-first-500-dollars">How To Save Your First $500</a> &mdash; Look for places where you can cut $10 a month, like subscriptions to streaming services and apps. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0713/When-is-the-best-time-to-buy-a-TV">When is the best time to buy a TV?</a> &mdash; If you're shopping for a new TV, wait until November to make the purchase. You'll find the best TV deals in the days leading up to Black Friday. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/start-blogging-beginner/">5 Steps to Blogging Success: How to Start Blogging as a Beginner</a> &mdash; Don't think of other writers as competition. View them as your colleagues, and start building a solid network of writers and bloggers whom you can help and will support you in return. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Important-Things-Spend-Time-Your-20s-35732202">Invest Your Time in These 13 Things While You're in Your 20s</a> &mdash; If you still have any bad friends (you know the ones), it's time to drop them. Focus on building meaningful relationships with friends who will stick around and be a positive force in your life. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/plan-overcome-summer-budget-busters.html">My plan to enjoy summer without overspending</a> &mdash; Don't leave the house on an empty stomach! Make sure everyone has eaten, and bring snacks and water in case someone gets hungry or thirsty while you're out. [Bargaineering]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T059-C011-S003-hidden-airline-fees-and-hotel-fees-continue-to-vex.html">How to Avoid Two New (and Vexing) Travel Fees</a> &mdash; When booking airline tickets, keep an eye out for advance seating fees.&nbsp;[Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/4-cheap-weekend-projects-sell-house/">4 Cheap Weekend Projects To Sell Your House</a> &mdash; Your kitchen cabinets may only need a fresh coat of paint and new hardware to look brand new. [ReadyForZero]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/debt/4-rules-to-follow-to-tackle-student-loans/">4 Rules To Follow To Tackle Student Loans</a> &mdash; If you have both private and federal loans, work on paying off the private loans first. Private loans tend to have a higher interest rate. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/ethical-investing/">Ethical Investing</a> &mdash; If you want your investment to make a difference in someone's life, consider making micro-loans through an organization like Kiva. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/the-easiest-way-to-keep-kids-brains-active-this-summer">The Easiest Way to Keep Kids&rsquo; Brains Active this Summer</a> &mdash; Activity books allow kids to learn without realizing they're learning! [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-save-your-first-500">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/6-ways-to-get-your-toiletries-for-cheap-or-even-free">6 Ways to Get your Toiletries for Cheap or Even Free!</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-savings-mistakes-even-smart-people-make">8 Savings Mistakes Even Smart People Make</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/will-a-dental-discount-plan-save-you-money">Will A Dental Discount Plan Save You Money?</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/25-great-things-to-do-with-your-spare-change">25 Great Things to Do With Your Spare Change</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/suze-orman-tells-us-to-pay-only-the-minimum-on-credit-cards-wait-what">Suze Orman Tells Us To Pay ONLY The Minimum On Credit Cards. Wait, What?!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips savings Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1489261 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 7 Behaviors of Emotionally Wealthy People http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-7-behaviors-of-emotionally-wealthy-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-7-behaviors-of-emotionally-wealthy-people" 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_outdoors_000057044022.jpg" alt="Woman exhibiting behaviors of emotionally wealthy person" title="" 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 behaviors of emotionally wealthy people, why more restaurant chains are offering delivery, and ways to get more use out of your old makeup.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2015/07/7-behaviors-emotionally-wealthy-people-emulate.html">7 Behaviors Of Emotionally Wealthy People That You Should Emulate</a> &mdash; Emotionally wealthy people value their time. They do things that help them grow and satisfy their souls. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0708/Taco-Bell-expands-trial-of-food-delivery.-Why-more-chains-are-coming-to-you.-video">Taco Bell expands trial of food delivery. Why more chains are coming to you.</a> &mdash; Taco Bell and other chains that are testing the waters with delivery services hope to attract customers who like convenience and want to save time. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://thekrazycouponlady.com/tips/style/13-free-simple-ways-to-save-old-makeup/">13 Free and Simple Ways to Save Old Makeup</a> &mdash; Mix your old lipstick with a bit of petroleum jelly for smooth, creamy blush on your cheeks. [The Krazy Coupon Lady]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/5-Household-Uses-Denture-Cleaner-8116869">5 Surprising Household Uses For Denture Cleaner</a> &mdash; Denture cleaner tablets are great at cleaning hard-to-reach places. Break one up, drop them into the drain trap, and run hot water to unclog your drain like a boss. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/how-much-does-100-really-buy-your-state/">How Much Does $100 Really Buy in Your State?</a> &mdash; A hundred bucks goes the furthest in Mississippi, while it's worth the least in Washington, D.C. [Money Talks News]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2015/07/10/12-things-not-to-do-to-save-time-money-sanity">12 Things NOT to Do to Save Time, Money &amp; Sanity</a> &mdash; Cooking elaborate meals can be fun for some, but it gets time-consuming and expensive on a day-to-day basis. On regular weeknights, it's probably better to stick with plain, easy, and tasty meals. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="http://productivitytheory.com/five-tips-for-finishing-what-you-start/">5 Tips for Finishing What You Start</a> &mdash; Narrow down your list of goals, projects, and to-dos and prioritize your non-negotiables &mdash; the ones that are time-sensitive and the ones that others are counting on you to finish. [Productivity Theory]</p> <p><a href="http://www.modestmoney.com/how-to-purchase-big-ticket-items/">How to Purchase Big Ticket Items</a> &mdash; Unless you need an item immediately, try not to finance your purchase. The monthly interest rates will cost you more in the long run. [Modest Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/financial-planning-basics">Financial Planning Basics in 9 Steps</a> &mdash; Make sure you leave room in your budget for building an emergency fund and retirement savings. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/discovering-your-hero-is-a-monster-one-moms-reaction-to-the-cosby-scandal">Discovering Your Hero is a Monster: One Mom's Reaction to the Cosby Scandal</a> &mdash; When we expect celebrities to be our heroes, we may experience disbelief, sadness, and anger when we find out they did something horrible. [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-7-behaviors-of-emotionally-wealthy-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-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/25-ways-to-feel-better-fast">25 Ways to Feel Better Fast</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/100-small-things-that-can-bring-you-joy">100 Small Things That Can Bring You Joy</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/big-list-of-things-to-be-happy-about">Big List of Things to be Happy About</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/25-ways-to-be-a-better-person-today">25 Ways to Be a Better Person Today</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-ways-to-stop-wanting-more-without-settling-for-less">5 Ways to Stop Wanting More Without Settling for Less</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips happiness Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1486503 at http://www.wisebread.com