best money tips http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12024/all en-US Best Money Tips: Don't Miss These Labor Day Travel Deals! http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-dont-miss-these-labor-day-travel-deals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-dont-miss-these-labor-day-travel-deals" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_airport_travel_28321392.jpg" alt="Couple not missing out on Labor Day travel deals" 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 articles on Labor Day travel deals you won&rsquo;t want to miss, how to make your summer tan stick around, and online dollar stores for major savings.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Labor-Day-Travel-Deals-42268491">11 Labor Day Travel Deals You Can Still Get Your Hands On</a> &mdash; Save on hotels, flights, and even vacation bundles! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/how-to-keep-summer-tan-from-fading-14298/">Keep That Healthy Glow: 13 Tips for Prolonging Your Summer Tan</a> &mdash; Use a moisturizing body wash, which helps nourish skin, delay natural exfoliation, and prolong a tan. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/online-dollar-stores/">8 Online Dollar Stores with Deals Better than Your Local Dollar General</a> &mdash; Dollar stores are the place to go for rock-bottom prices on home essentials. Now, you can find the same (or sometimes better) deals online! [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/dangerous-jobs-that-pay-extremely-well">10 Dangerous Jobs That Pay Extremely Well</a> &mdash; Farm managers need to handle heavy machinery, poisonous snakes and uncooperative animals, and long hours that can make them less alert &mdash; and less careful. The upshot is that they can earn up to $70,000 a year. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2016/08/24/go-easy-on-yourself/">Go Easy on Yourself: 4 Tips to Help You Do What Matters in a Self-Kind Way</a> &mdash; Set smarter and more human standards. You can always improve things &mdash; they'll just never be perfect. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.easyways.net/6-easy-ways-travel-pet/">6 Easy Ways To Travel With A Pet</a> &mdash; Look up pet-friendly dining options before you arrive at your destination. Many restaurants allow pets as long as you keep them on a leash. [easy Ways]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/make-new-friends-work-home/">How to Make New Friends When You Work from Home</a> &mdash; Working from home can be isolating. If you want to meet new people, check out local meetups and events related to your interests. [Due]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefinancialblogger.com/three-expenses-you-may-be-forgetting-to-budget/">Three Expenses You May Be Forgetting to Budget</a> &mdash; That free cellphone upgrade may not be totally free. Check the fine print on your plan for associated service charges or other hidden fees. [The Financial Blogger]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/financing-fixer-upper/">Four Ways for Financing a Fixer Upper Home of Your Dreams</a> &mdash; If you want to completely renovate your home or build a new one, you may be able to maximize your borrowing power with a construction loan. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/4-affordable-and-creative-ways-to-buy-back-to-school-clothes">4 Affordable and Creative Ways to Buy Back-to-School Clothes</a> &mdash; Check Craigslist for gently used clothes. Parents often sell an entire wardrobe of children's clothing based on size. [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-dont-miss-these-labor-day-travel-deals">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/7-travel-hacks-for-an-affordable-summer-road-trip">7 Travel Hacks for an Affordable Summer Road Trip</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/6-questions-to-ask-before-you-book-a-vacation-package">6 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Vacation Package</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/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards">5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards</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-i-saved-enough-for-a-down-payment-while-working-in-china">How I Saved Enough for a Down Payment While Working in China</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-best-sign-up-bonuses-for-airline-miles-credit-cards">5 Best Sign-up Bonuses for Airline Miles Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips labor day travel deals Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:30:32 +0000 Amy Lu 1779793 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Tailgating for Newbies http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tailgating-for-newbies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-tailgating-for-newbies" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/friends_tailgating_game_23367020.jpg" alt="Fans learning tailgating for newbies tips" 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 articles on tailgating for newbies, deals you should and shouldn&rsquo;t pass up at Trader Joe&rsquo;s, and how to construct a frugal meal.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Tailgate-42074290">The Newbie's Guide to Tailgating</a> &mdash; Make it easier for your crew to find you by attaching bright balloons to your camp. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/what-to-buy-at-trader-joes/">13 Deals You Should Never Pass Up at Trader Joe&rsquo;s &mdash; and 9 You Should</a> &mdash; Trader Joe's has great deals on a number of grocery goods. Meat is not one of them. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://savvyscot.com/how-to-construct-a-frugal-meal/">How to Construct a Frugal Meal</a> &mdash; Use substantial foods that actually get you full, like nuts and beans, and nutritional foods like vegetables. Avoid extras that provide little nutritional value but add to the cost of your meal.&nbsp; [The Savvy Scot]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/truths-about-productivity/">9 Truths About Productivity that You Need to Know</a> &mdash; Productivity means working smarter, and it also means making mistakes. [The Order Expert]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/truths-about-productivity/">Can&rsquo;t Find A Job? Try These 4 Simple Pieces Of Advice</a> &mdash; Networking never gets old. Other people can help you get on the radar of potential employers, so get out there and have good interactions with people &mdash; especially if they're in your field. [Life Upgrade]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/08/24/diy-tips-to-make-your-sofa-look-brand-new/">DIY Tips to Make Your Sofa Look Brand New</a> &mdash; Give your couch a face-lift by covering the cushions with a nice throw blanket. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/08/23/5-ways-preserve-store-produce/">5 Ways To Preserve and Store Produce</a> &mdash; If you have a large batch of produce that you won't use up before it goes bad, try pickling it! Pickled veggies and fruits taste great in sandwiches and salads. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dealiciousmom.com/4-tips-for-dining-out-on-a-budget/">4 Tips For Dining Out On A Budget</a> &mdash; Check the menu and prices ahead of time to avoid a nasty shock where everything is more expensive than you expected. [Delicious Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2016/08/24/4-questions-ask-car-shopping/">4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Car Shopping</a> &mdash; What are your must-haves and would-like-to-haves? If you know what you want in a vehicle, you're less likely to buy something on impulse and regret your purchase later. [Cult of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-beat-the-back-to-school-blues">How to Beat the Back-to-School Blues</a> &mdash; Sometimes kids feel better when they have a little control. They can make their own lunches, create a &quot;launch area&quot; for school items, or make their own schedule for after school snacks and homework. [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-tailgating-for-newbies">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/6-celebrities-with-shockingly-low-net-worths">6 Celebrities With Shockingly Low Net Worths</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/6-money-lessons-we-could-all-learn-from-dwayne-the-rock-johnson">6 Money Lessons We Could All Learn From Dwayne &quot;The Rock&quot; Johnson</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/47-cheap-fun-things-to-do-this-weekend">47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend</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/7-best-money-management-tips-from-john-oliver">7 Best Money Management Tips From John Oliver</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/23-relaxing-ways-to-enjoy-your-kids-first-day-at-school">23 Relaxing Ways to Enjoy Your Kid&#039;s First Day at School</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment best money tips tailgating Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1778983 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Beat Bad Customer Service http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-beat-bad-customer-service <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-beat-bad-customer-service" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_angry_phone_call_94964449.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to beat bad customer service" 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 articles on ways to beat bad customer service, grocery items you&rsquo;re overspending on, and how to do a wedding for less than $10,000.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/bad-customer-service-14264/">Get Satisfaction: 16 Ways to Beat Bad Customer Service</a> &mdash; Don't be afraid to follow up on an inquiry or complaint. Follow-ups are usually bumped up to the front of the queue. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.5dollardinners.com/10-grocery-items-youre-overspending-on-plus-10-items-not-to-buy-at-the-grocery-store/">10 Grocery Items You&rsquo;re Overspending On&hellip;Plus 10 Items NOT to Buy at the Grocery Store!</a> &mdash; Instead of buying packages of fresh herbs every time you need them, get small planters of your favorite herbs and grow them yourself. [$5 Dinners]</p> <p><a href="http://www.yoursmartmoneymoves.com/2016/08/20/how-to-do-a-wedding-for-under-10000/">How To Do A Wedding For Under $10,000</a> &mdash; Instead of going to expensive specialty vendors, talk to your local stores &mdash; like the corner bakery for your wedding cake and a grocery store for flowers. [Your Smart Money Moves]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0801/Save-while-you-shave-How-to-find-the-best-razor-for-your-face-and-your-wallet">Save while you shave: How to find the best razor for your face and your wallet</a> &mdash; There are two kinds of electric razors: foil and rotary. Choosing the right kind for you depends on your hair type, skin type, how often you shave, and other factors. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Reasons-Study-Abroad-42250941">Nevermind the Brochures &mdash; Here's Why You Should Really Study Abroad</a> &mdash; Logistically, studying abroad is the easiest way to experience life overseas. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-ways-to-get-your-child-back-on-a-school-schedule">6 Ways to Get Your Child Back on a School Schedule</a> &mdash; Check if there are any traffic changes or construction zones along the route to school. You may need to alter your commute to ensure everyone gets to school and work on time. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/health/youre-exhausted-costing-money-fix/70977">You&rsquo;re Exhausted and It&rsquo;s Costing You Money: How to Fix It</a> &mdash; Prioritize getting to bed at a reasonable hour. We need 7-9 hours of sleep per night to feel our best. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/debt-doesnt-just-happen-warning-signs-to-watch-for/">Debt Doesn&rsquo;t Just Happen: Warning Signs to Watch For</a> &mdash; Are you using the need to build up credit as an excuse to rack up debt? [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/how-to-survive-a-layoff/">How to Survive a Layoff</a> &mdash; It's easy to waste away the day when you don't have a job to go to. It's important to make a schedule for the things you're supposed to do each day. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/08/implementation-intentions.html">Use This Strategy to Never Hit The Snooze Button Again</a> &mdash; Deciding in advance that you will get up when the alarm goes off takes the snooze option off the table. [Dumb Little Man]</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-beat-bad-customer-service">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/how-to-get-rid-of-and-avoid-late-fees">How to Get Rid of and Avoid Late Fees</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/beating-corporate-america-at-its-own-game">Beating corporate America at its own game</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/great-idea-for-papa-murphy-s-make-the-pizzas-in-order">Great idea for Papa Murphy’s – make the pizzas in order.</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-brands-with-the-best-warranties">6 Brands With the Best Warranties</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-free-tools-to-improve-your-work-performance">The 7 Best Free Tools to Improve Your Work Performance</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks best money tips customer service Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00:14 +0000 Amy Lu 1778318 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Hobby? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-hobby <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-hobby" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_painting_art_89873585.jpg" alt="Woman sharing her favorite hobby" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We all know it's important to maintain work-life balance. One great way to make sure you have fun regularly is to pick up a hobby!</p> <p><strong>What is your favorite hobby?</strong> What supplies, equipment, or fees are involved, and how do you keep costs low? Are you making any money with your hobby, or do you do it just for fun?</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>Tell us about your favorite hobby and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rcwidget_hmv8z26q" data-template="" data-theme="classic" data-raflid="79857dfa259" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa259/" class="rcptr">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <p>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on Flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, August 29th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after August 29th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite hobby and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-favorite-hobby">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/the-35-best-ways-to-spend-your-free-time-frugally">The 35 Best Ways to Spend Your Free Time (Frugally)</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/take-our-reader-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-one-of-five-amazon-gift-cards">Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!</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-awesome-useful-gifts">25 Awesome, Useful Gifts</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-best-hobbies-for-introverts">8 Best Hobbies for Introverts</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/30-great-side-jobs">30 Great Side Jobs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways best money tips hobbies Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:00:11 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1775197 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 5 Must-Haves for Personal Finance Success http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-5-must-haves-for-personal-finance-success <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-5-must-haves-for-personal-finance-success" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_smart_computer_71659819.jpg" alt="Woman getting must-haves for personal finance success" 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 articles on the essentials of personal finance success, ways to save on school and work lunches, and shopping tips for Kohl&rsquo;s customers.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.financiallypoor.com/money-management/5-essentials-for-personal-finance-success/">5 Essentials For Personal Finance Success</a> &mdash; You aren't likely to become a millionaire overnight. Any kind of success requires patience, especially when it comes to personal finance. [Financially Poor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0819/Three-ways-to-save-on-school-and-work-lunches">Three ways to save on school (and work) lunches</a> &mdash; When you're taking lunch in every day, reusable is the way to go. Pick up an insulated lunch box or bag that will last the whole year, as well as containers in appropriate sizes for food and a bottle for drinks. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/spending/T050-S001-8-things-kohl-s-shoppers-need-to-know/index.html">8 Secrets Kohl's Shoppers Need to Know</a> &mdash; At Kohl's, it's actually worth it to give them your personal information. You'll get discounts and cash back rewards on your birthday and year-round. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Get-Rid-Mold-28282387">Everything You Need to Know About Household Mold &mdash; and How to Get Rid of It</a> &mdash; No one wants mold in their home; it's unsightly and can be a health hazard. To keep it out of your abode, you'll need to learn what it is, what causes it, and how to get rid of it. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/frugal-foodies/">Frugal Foodies: How to Enjoy Great Food &amp; Save Money</a> &mdash; Food is a budget priority that everyone shares &mdash; we all need to eat!&nbsp; Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on how to enjoy great food and save money too. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://smartycents.com/articles/student-discounts-save-money/">Work That Student Discount! 27 Ways to Save Major Cash</a> &mdash; Many retailers, including J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Levi's, and Modcloth offer student discounts. [Smarty Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/travelandleisure/how-to-protect-yourself-when-traveling">How to Protect Yourself When Traveling</a> &mdash; Are you taking an international trip? Contact your local health department and find out if you need any vaccinations. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/what-to-do-if-your-401k-stinks/">What to Do If Your 401K Stinks</a> &mdash; A 401K is usually a great work benefit to have, but it may not be your best investment option. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/best-paper-tools/">3 Best Paper Tools To Help Business Owners Stay Organized</a> &mdash; A desk calendar is a great tool to have for long-term planning. It can serve as a visual calendar, a coaster, a planner and a notepad all at once! [Due]</p> <p><a href="https://abacuswealth.com/first-year-homeowners-watch-surprises/">First Year Homeowners: Watch Out for These Surprises</a> &mdash; Most homes come with a year of homeowner's warranty, but using the warranty for repairs may be more trouble than it's worth because you don't have control over the process. [Abacus]</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-5-must-haves-for-personal-finance-success">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/defining-what-financial-success-means-to-you">Defining What Financial Success Means to You</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-things-successful-millennials-do">7 Things Successful Millennials Do</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/dont-leave-college-without-making-these-5-moves-for-financial-success">Don&#039;t Leave College Without Making These 5 Moves for Financial Success</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/get-ready-this-will-be-the-most-successful-blog-article-of-all-time">Get ready; This will be the most successful blog article of all time.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips success Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:30:33 +0000 Amy Lu 1777732 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Creative Ways to Score Free Shipping http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-creative-ways-to-score-free-shipping <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-creative-ways-to-score-free-shipping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_computer_69934141.jpg" alt="Woman finding creative ways to score free shipping" 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 articles on ways to get free shipping, travel tips you never thought of, and how to get a free honeymoon.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/5-creative-ways-get-free-shipping/">5 Creative Ways to Get Free Shipping</a> &mdash; When you're on the checkout page, open the chat window and simply ask for free shipping. Even if you don't get it, the retailer might give you coupons or offer other deals. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Expert-Travel-Tips-31926521">Expert Travel Tips You Never Thought Of</a> &mdash; Bring a universal sink stopper with you so you can do laundry in the sink or use a bathtub that otherwise won't fill. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0807/Free-honeymoon-With-rewards-points-it-s-possible">Free honeymoon? With rewards points, it's possible.</a> &mdash; Wedding receptions are expensive, but since you'll be spending the money anyway, you can make it go farther by earning rewards from loyalty programs. The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/dipping-toe-minimalism-7-simple-ways-try-minimalism-today/">Dipping a Toe Into Minimalism: 7 Simple Ways to Try Minimalism Today!</a> &mdash; Keep your bags packed and ready to go. Do this with purses, backpacks, and summer bags for outdoor activities. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.shoplet.com/school-supplies/college-dorm-decor-hacks-for-backtoschool/">5 Easy College Dorm Decor Hacks for #BacktoSchool</a> &mdash; Start with basic pieces like a plain lampshade which you can decorate with patterned paper. and tape. Simply change the paper when you're tired of the print. [Shoplet]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/6-things-to-consider-before-moving/">6 Things to Consider Before Moving</a> &mdash; If you aren't moving for a job, then the job outlook in the new area will be very important. Check sites like Monster, Career Builder, and even the jobs section of Craigslist to see what's available. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/rules-shopping/">Frugal Rules for Savvier Shopping</a> &mdash; Set internal price limits when you go shopping. If you decide you won't spend over $40 on a pair jeans, it'll be easier to set down a pair that costs $50. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2016/08/take-advice-from-people-who-have-what-you-want/">Take Advice From People Who Have What You Want!</a> &mdash; Surround yourself with people who have accomplished what you want to do, learn from them, and take action. [Budgets Are Sexy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dinksfinance.com/2016/08/work-effectively-others/">How to Work Effectively With Others</a> &mdash; We don't always get along with everyone, but it's important to find ways to work effectively together when we're in the workplace. [Dinks Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/how-to/have-a-financially-responsible-mid-life-crisis/">How to Have a More Financially Responsible Mid-life Crisis</a> &mdash; Follow these steps to handle a mid-life crisis without throwing your good finances out the window. [Money Mini Blog]</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-creative-ways-to-score-free-shipping">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/7-amazon-prime-perks-youve-forgotten-to-use">7 Amazon Prime Perks You&#039;ve Forgotten to Use</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-best-discount-shopping-days-of-the-year">7 Best Discount Shopping Days of the Year</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/amazon-prime-benefits-and-how-to-avoid-the-price-hike">Amazon Prime Benefits and How to Avoid the Price Hike</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-times-coupons-trick-you-into-spending-more-money">5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money</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/how-to-get-free-shipping-and-online-discounts-across-the-web">How to Get Free Shipping and Online Discounts Across the Web</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips free shipping Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:00:09 +0000 Amy Lu 1775961 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Don't Miss These End-of-Summer Freebies! http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-dont-miss-these-end-of-summer-freebies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-dont-miss-these-end-of-summer-freebies" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_ice_cream_67286293.jpg" alt="Woman finding end-of-summer freebies" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></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 articles on hot end-of-summer freebies, side hustles that aren&rsquo;t worth the effort, and daily habits to help you get more done with less stress.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/august-freebies-14234/">Sizzling End-of-Summer Freebies</a> &mdash; Learn how you can get a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, a small Blizzard from Dairy Queen, a six-pack of Arrowhead sparkling water, and many other freebies! [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/you-are-never-going-to-make-money-with-these-five-side-hustles/">Don&rsquo;t Try This at Home: You Are Not Going to Make Money With These Five Side Hustles</a> &mdash; Selling your old stuff online is a great way to make extra money, but it isn't a reliable, ongoing source of income unless you have a constant supply of stuff to sell. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2016/08/18/get-more-done/">Get More Done with (a Lot) Less Stress: 12 Helpful Daily Habits</a> &mdash; Limit your emails to 1-5 sentences whenever possible. You can spend even less time on emails by using canned responses for common questions. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Change-Your-Life-Year-26709448">36 Moves to Change Your Life For the Better</a> &mdash; Spice up your life with new experiences! Travel somewhere you haven't been before or eat something you've never tried. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/18118/9-ways-mother-nature-can-save-you-money.html">9 Ways Mother Nature Can Save You Money</a> &mdash; If you live in a windy area, you can run your home off a small turbine. The up-front costs are high, but there is a potential for huge savings in the long run. [Everything Finance]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/7-truths-about-real-estate-investing/">7 Truths About Real Estate Investing</a> &mdash; Real estate is not passive income. From getting your property rented out to replacing things as they break, being a landlord requires a lot of work! [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://pakwired.com/5-personal-development-goals-need-workplace/">5 Personal Development Goals You Need In Your Workplace</a> &mdash; Aim to build and improve your relationships with people at work. Communicate openly and honestly with co-workers and other staff. [PakWired]</p> <p><a href="https://www.lupgrade.com/3-ways-brighten-dull-resume/">3 Ways To Brighten A Dull Résumé</a> &mdash; Present your skills to highlight your expertise, not your work history or past duties. [Life Upgrade]</p> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2016/08/18/how-to-score-the-best-deals-on-home-appliances/">How to Score the Best Deals on Home Appliances</a> &mdash; Many stores offer big discounts on holiday weekends like Memorial Day, Labor Day, and 4th of July, so keep an eye out for sales around those times. [Shopper Strategy]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-surprising-ways-floating-improves-your-mental-physical-well-being/">7 Surprising Ways Floating Improves Your Mental and Physical Well-Being</a> &mdash; The simple act of floating in water can help soothe PTSD and anxiety. It helps your body relax even more than you would when you sleep. [Pick The Brain]</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-dont-miss-these-end-of-summer-freebies">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/20-freebies-for-college-students">20+ Freebies for College Students</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/20-places-to-find-the-best-freebies">20 Places to Find the Best Freebies</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/18-little-things-that-make-and-keep-america-great">18 Little Things That Make — and Keep — America 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/how-to-get-even-more-freebies-in-exchange-for-a-review">How to Get Even More Freebies in Exchange for a Review</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-free-things-that-just-arent-worth-it">10 Free Things That Just Aren&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips freebies Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:30:34 +0000 Amy Lu 1775076 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Drop These Bad Workout Habits NOW http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-drop-these-bad-workout-habits-now <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-drop-these-bad-workout-habits-now" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_working_out_88221865.jpg" alt="Woman dropping bad workout habits now" 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 articles on bad workout habits you need to drop, tips for shopping at Amazon, and how to find quality health care without breaking the bank.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/life-hacks/bad-workout-habits-kick-now-better-overall-health/70882">Bad Workout Habits to Kick Now for Better Overall Health</a> &mdash; We all have our favorite routines, but the workout becomes less effective if your body is doing the same thing over and over again. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/shop-amazon-like-money-saving-pro/">How to Shop at Amazon Like a Money Saving Pro</a> &mdash; Trade in your old electronics, movies, textbooks, video games, and more for Amazon gift cards. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/personalfinance/find-quality-healthcare-reasonable-cost">How to Find Quality Healthcare at a Reasonable Cost</a> &mdash; A number of websites provide ratings for physicians and hospitals. Use these resources to get information on the quality and cost of care for the procedures or services you need. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/3-simple-ways-to-land-your-first-gig-as-a-freelancer/">3 Simple Ways to Land Your First Gig as a Freelancer</a> &mdash; Craigslist is a great place to start. You can search for job postings as well as advertise your services. [Due]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Homemade-Laundry-Booster-29441372">Brighten Clothes With This Awesome Dry Laundry Booster</a> &mdash; This homemade laundry booster will brighten dingy laundry. Ingredients can be picked up at any grocery store, and each batch costs only pennies to make! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/08/way-to-increase-productivity.html">The New and Modern Way Companies Are Increasing Productivity</a> &mdash; Large tech companies are integrating office meditations into the work day. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.5dollardinners.com/10-secret-costco-shopping-tricks/">10 Secret Costco Shopping Tricks</a> &mdash; An asterisk on the product sign means that the item is discontinued and the store is trying to clear it out, so if you want it, grab it! [$5 Dinners]</p> <p><a href="http://commoncentsmom.com/2016/08/save-on-extracurricular-activies-start-saving/">How to Save on Extracurricular Activities for Kids</a> &mdash; Before signing up for an activity, think about all the little costs that will add to the fees. Create a budget with your child and make sure you're on track each season. [Common Cents Mom]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/household-items-can-be-dangerous-to-pets/">Household Items That Can Be Dangerous to Pets</a> &mdash; Be careful about the plants you have around your house and yard. Certain plants are dangerous to pets, not to mention pesticides if ingested. [Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/household-items-can-be-dangerous-to-pets/">7 Things to Consider When Buying a House in the Country</a> &mdash; There are a few things you need to look for in a country house that many city-dwellers may take for granted. Make sure you don't overlook these considerations! [Cult of 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-drop-these-bad-workout-habits-now">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-cheap-exercise-tools-for-a-killer-workout">10 Cheap Exercise Tools for a Killer Workout</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-healthy-habits-to-take-to-work">10 Healthy Habits to Take to 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/7-diet-trends-that-can-hurt-you">7 Diet Trends That Can Hurt 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/the-5-best-smart-scales">The 5 Best Smart Scales</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-unexpected-uses-for-avocados">6 Unexpected Uses for Avocados</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty best money tips workout habits Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1774330 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Unusual Uses for WD-40 http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-unusual-uses-for-wd-40 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-unusual-uses-for-wd-40" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/wd40_can_17932090.jpg" alt="Finding unusual uses for wd-40" 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 articles on unusual but handing uses for WD-40, ways to save money on JetBlue, and how to make your commute more productive.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/20-unusual-but-handy-uses-for-40-indoors-and-out/">20 Unusual but Handy Uses for WD-40</a> &mdash; You know that moment of horror when you realize that you used a permanent marking on a dry erase board? No worries, WD-40 will save the day! [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Ways-Save-Money-JetBlue-42201739">10 Ways to Save Major Money on JetBlue</a> &mdash; If you need to check a bag, you'll save $5 by doing it online or at a self-service kiosk. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/how-to-make-your-commute-more-productive/">How to Make Your Commute More Productive</a> &mdash; Your commute on the bus or train is the perfect time to solve a problem or make a decision. You can focus on the task at hand without the distractions of work or home. [The Order Expert]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0805/National-Coffee-Day-is-coming-Freebies-from-Krispy-Kreme-and-Dunkin-Donuts">National Coffee Day is coming: Freebies from Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts.</a> &mdash; Keep an eye out for free or discounted coffee on September 29! [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/julia-child-recipes-for-cooking-with-wine-14218/">Cheers to Julia Child: 11 Recipes for Leftover Wine</a> &mdash; With these delicious recipes, home cooks will be able to get the most out of every bottle. [Cheapism]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/productivity/stay-productive-traveling-abroad/">5 Ways to Stay Productive While Traveling Abroad</a> &mdash; Focus on your professional needs first! Research the area and book your stay at a place that provides what you need or is close to a service that does. [Money Mini Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/08/11/how-to-make-the-most-money-selling-your-home/">How to Make the Most Money Selling Your Home</a> &mdash; Research the price trends in your area. Conventional wisdom says that Summer is the best time to sell a house, but research has shown that houses sell for more and are sold more quickly during Winter and early Spring. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/travelandleisure/take-cross-country-trip-family-make-money-along-the-way">Take a Cross-Country Trip with Your Family &mdash; and Make Money Along the Way</a> &mdash; Learn how Carrie Olsen manages to make money while she and her family travel across the country! [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adebtfreestressfreelife.com/back-to-school-hacks/">15 Back To School Hacks That Are As Easy As 1-2-3</a> &mdash; Fill up snack baggies for the whole week and label them. This is a great activity for kids to do on their own! [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/4-must-haves-for-indoor-camping-fun">4 Must-Haves for Indoor Camping Fun</a> &mdash; If you can't roast s'mores, microwave them! This campfire treat is a must. [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-unusual-uses-for-wd-40">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/19-frugal-and-easy-ways-to-update-an-old-home">19 Frugal (And Easy) Ways to Update an Old 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/9-sneaky-home-money-pits-that-sap-your-savings">9 Sneaky Home Money Pits That Sap Your Savings</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-dumb-ways-to-scare-off-potential-homebuyers">10 Dumb Ways to Scare Off Potential Homebuyers</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/secret-lawn-tonic-recipe-from-golf-course-groundskeeper">Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper</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-thermoses">The 5 Best Thermoses</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Home best money tips WD-40 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:30:19 +0000 Amy Lu 1771426 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Food During Road Trips http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-food-during-road-trips <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-food-during-road-trips" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/friends_food_road_trip_71523221.jpg" alt="Friends finding ways to save on food during road trips" 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 articles on ways to save on food costs during road trips, over 100 interview tips to get your dream job, and things that extremely likable people do.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/save-on-food-costs-road-trips.html">6 ways to save on food costs during road trips with family</a> &mdash; Look for farmers markets along your route. It's a great opportunity to stretch your limbs, eat good food, and learn about the produce grown in the region. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="https://wallethacks.com/ultimate-interview-guide/">The Ultimate Interview Guide: 101 Interview Tips to Get Your Dream Job</a> &mdash; From your frame of mind to post-acceptance (or rejection), this guide will walk you through every step of the interview process! [Wallet Hacks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Likeable-People-Do-35059138">16 Things Extremely Likable People Do</a> &mdash; Don't turn everything into a competition. People don't like it when someone is constantly trying to one-up them. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T049-C006-S001-boost-profits-your-lemonade-stand-small-business.html">5 Smart Ways to Boost Profits at Your Lemonade Stand &ndash; or Any Small Business</a> &mdash; Pick the right location for your business &mdash; ideally, a highly visible space with minimal competition. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://couplemoney.com/budgeting/5-financial-tips-military-couples/">5 Financial Tips For Military Couples</a> &mdash; Take advantage of all the free resources available to you, including legal services, tax services, and even free concert and event tickets through VetTix. [Couple Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://studentloanhero.com/featured/10-student-loans-terms/">10 Terms Every Grad With Student Loans Should Know</a> &mdash; Student loans can be complicated and confusing. Knowing these terms and numbers will help new grads understand how their particular loan works. [Student Loan Hero]</p> <p><a href="http://www.currentoncurrency.com/not-spend-much-wedding-guest/">How to Not Spend Too Much as a Wedding Guest</a> &mdash; Pick the perfect gift from the wedding couple's registry and shop around to see where you can get it at the best price. [Current on Currency]</p> <p><a href="http://profinanceblog.com/4-smart-moves-to-make-when-planning-a-vacation-on-a-budget.html">4 Smart Moves to Make When Planning a Vacation on a Budget</a> &mdash; Sometimes, it can be cheaper to book directly with the hotel than it is through a travel website. [Pro Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2016/08/10/stop-for-simplicity/">3 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Live a Simpler Life</a> &mdash; Stop overcomplicating your relationship. If you want to know something, just ask. Be direct and do your best to communicate clearly. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-ways-to-throw-a-kids-birthday-party-on-a-budget">7 Ways to Throw a Kid's Birthday Party on a Budget</a> &mdash; Skip the usual goody bags, which will only become clutter in someone else's home. Instead, send your guests home with cookies, coupons to a local family spot, and a T-shirt that follows the party's theme. [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-food-during-road-trips">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/7-fresh-ideas-for-healthy-road-trip-snacks">7 Fresh Ideas for Healthy Road Trip Snacks</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/these-15-road-trip-snacks-make-it-all-about-the-journey">These 15 Road Trip Snacks Make It All About the Journey</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/how-to-save-an-extra-109486-a-year">How to Save an Extra $1,094.86 a 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/8-great-cheap-summer-vacations">8 Great, Cheap Summer Vacations</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/argentine-wine-hack-make-bad-wine-better">Argentine Wine Hack: Make Bad Wine Better</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Travel best money tips road trips Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:30:37 +0000 Amy Lu 1770700 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save Your Phone's Battery By Doing These Things http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-your-phones-battery-by-doing-these-things <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-your-phones-battery-by-doing-these-things" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_phone_battery_75896303.jpg" alt="Woman saving her phone&#039;s battery by doing these things" 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 articles on ways to save your phone battery, dorm room essentials for the dollar store, and simple tricks for saving money at Target.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/home-organizing/tips-hacks/simple-tips-save-iphone-battery-charging-isnt-possibility/70723">Simple Tips to Save Your iPhone Battery When Charging Isn&rsquo;t A Possibility</a> &mdash; Turn on lower power mode. When your battery is down to about 20%, this setting kicks in and temporarily turns off many of the apps and functions that use up the most power. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/dollar-store-dorm-room-essentials-14204/">20 Dorm Room Essentials From the Dollar Store</a> &mdash; It can be frustrating when you need to open canned food but you don't have a can opening, so come prepared! Most dollar stores have basic manual can openers for $1-$3. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/two-simple-tricks-saving-money-at-target/">Two Simple Tricks for Saving Money at Target</a> &mdash; Need something from Target? Order it online and choose store pickup. You'll be able to get in, get out with your stuff, and avoid $50s worth of impulse purchases. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.5dollardinners.com/pantry-staple-penny/">12 Pantry Staple Ingredients Every Penny Pincher Should Stock Up On</a> &mdash; Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce and paste are extremely versatile, high in nutrients, and will help stretch any budget. [$5 Dinners]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Benefits-Volunteering-Co-Workers-41560142">The 1 Thing You Should Be Doing With Your Co-Workers but Probably Aren't</a> &mdash; A team outing to volunteer can bring co-workers together and allow them to spend productive time that isn't work-driven. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/4-ways-millennials-can-start-building-future/">4 Ways Millennials Can Start Building Their Future</a> &mdash; Learn a second language! Knowing another language will set you apart from other candidates for a new job or position. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/4-ways-millennials-can-start-building-future/">5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving Out on Your Own</a> &mdash; Will you be able to furnish your new place? If you don't already have furniture, check out thrift stores and selling apps for cheaper options. [Money Mini Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/18074/use-debt-to-your-advantage.html">How to Strategically Use Debt to Your Advantage</a> &mdash; Not all debt is bad, especially if it can help you further your education and career. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/tech-addiction-dangerous-to-your-wallet/">How Tech Addiction Can Be Dangerous for Your Wallet</a> &mdash; Watching videos can eat up your data plan and make you vulnerable to overage charges. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-ways-to-help-your-child-deal-with-back-to-school-anxiety">6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Back-to-School Anxiety</a> &mdash; If your child is anxious about going back to school, talk to them about it. You need to know what is bothering them before you can address the problem. [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-save-your-phones-battery-by-doing-these-things">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/turn-old-clothes-into-money-with-these-4-tools-and-apps">Turn Old Clothes Into Money With These 4 Tools and Apps</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/9-high-paying-jobs-that-didnt-exist-10-years-ago">9 High-Paying Jobs That Didn&#039;t Exist 10 Years Ago</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-5-best-gaming-mice">The 5 Best Gaming Mice</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/with-micro-investing-your-smartphone-pays-you">With Micro-Investing, Your Smartphone Pays YOU</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/7-apps-that-make-budgeting-fun-no-really">7 Apps That Make Budgeting Fun — No Really!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Technology best money tips phone batter Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1769869 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Get the Most From Your Next Hotel Stay http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-get-the-most-from-your-next-hotel-stay <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-get-the-most-from-your-next-hotel-stay" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_hotel_breakfast_64805397.jpg" alt="Couple getting the most from their hotel stay" 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 articles on ways to get the most from your next hotel stay, the myths and realities of &ldquo;doing what you love&rdquo;, and enterprising ways to make money from Pokémon Go.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://bargainbriana.com/3-ways-to-get-the-most-from-your-hotel-stay/">3 Ways to Get the Most From Your Hotel Stay</a> &mdash; Before you arrive, call the hotel to see they provide for free. This way, you know what toiletries and supplies you'll need to bring and what you can leave at home. [Bargain Briana]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/the-myths-and-realities-of-doing-what-you-love/">The Myths and Realities of &lsquo;Doing What You Love&rsquo;</a> &mdash; Don't expect to love a job 100% of the time. No matter what your job, there will always be tasks that you don't enjoy. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/12-enterprising-ways-make-money-pokemon-go.html">12 Enterprising Ways to Make Money from Pokémon Go</a> &mdash; Business owners have discovered a number of different ways to make money from Pokémon Go, but you don't have to have a business to benefit from the game's popularity. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0731/Flying-to-Europe-Go-through-the-Dublin-Airport">Flying to Europe? Go through the Dublin Airport.</a> &mdash; Direct flights to Dublin are the cheapest in Europe, and you won't have to worry about changing currencies or language issues. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Bed-Bath-Beyond-Facts-42160248#photo-42160248">5 Little-Known Facts Bed Bath &amp; Beyond Shoppers Will Love</a> &mdash; Did you know that Bed Bath &amp; Beyond Inc. also owns Cost Plus World Market, buybuy BABY, Christmas tree Shops, Harmon Stores, Of a Kind, and One Kings Lane? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://productivitytheory.com/productivity-in-the-workplace/">Productivity In The Workplace: 5 Ways To Take It To A New Level</a> &mdash; Want to be more productive at work? First, you have to know exactly how unproductive you are. [Productivity Theory]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/6-tactics-budget-savvy/">6 Tactics To A Better Wardrobe On A Budget</a> &mdash; Fashion trends distract you from having a gorgeous wardrobe that brings you confidence. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/household/essential-tips-frugal-bedroom-makeover">Essential Tips for a Frugal Bedroom Makeover</a> &mdash; Soft neutral shades are more conducive to a relaxing atmosphere, so stick to subdued tones for your bedroom's color scheme. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/skip-these-expenses-to-cut-your-spending/">Skip These Expenses to Cut Your Spending</a> &mdash; If you usually cut your hair once a month, can you try letting it grow for another week or two before your next cut? Stretching it to 6 weeks means you just saved 4 trips a year. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://patverettosfrugalliving.blogspot.com/2016/08/create-prescription-bottle-sewing-kit.html">Create a Prescription Bottle Sewing Kit</a> &mdash; A prescription bottle is small enough to fit in any purse and large enough to hold everything you need for a basic sewing kit. [Pat Veretto's Frugal Living Blog]</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-get-the-most-from-your-next-hotel-stay">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/travel-resources">40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune</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-book-an-amazing-cheap-vacation-package">How to Book an Amazing Cheap Vacation Package</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-hotel-hacks-from-professional-travelers">25 Hotel Hacks From Professional Travelers</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-easy-way-to-negotiate-a-cheaper-hotel-room">The Easy Way to Negotiate a Cheaper Hotel Room</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-guide-to-staying-at-hostels-for-people-over-30">The Guide to Staying at Hostels for People Over 30</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips hotels Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:16 +0000 Amy Lu 1769108 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Avoid These Weight Loss Mistakes http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-avoid-these-weight-loss-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-avoid-these-weight-loss-mistakes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_feet_scale_4068393.jpg" alt="Woman trying to avoid these weight loss 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 articles on mistakes to avoid if you&rsquo;re trying to lose weight, why you should strive to fail, and new competition for Amazon Prime.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/life-hacks/five-mistakes-youre-making-hinder-weight-loss/70697">5 Mistakes You&rsquo;re Making that Hinder Weight Loss</a> &mdash; Don't use a scale and get discouraged when you see the number going up. It&rsquo;s normal to weigh more when you&rsquo;re eating healthy and getting exercise. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/life-hacks/five-mistakes-youre-making-hinder-weight-loss/70697">Why You Should Forget Success And Strive to Fail</a> &mdash; Do something you suck at and you'll naturally improve over time. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0807/Can-anyone-compete-with-Amazon-Prime">Can anyone compete with Amazon Prime?</a> &mdash; Best Buy and Wal-Mart have changed up their shipping process to compete with Amazon Prime. Learn how they stack up! [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/find-advisor/">How to Find a Financial Advisor You Can Trust</a> &mdash; A financial adviser can help you figure out the best way to manage your money, but how do you find someone you can trust?&nbsp; Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on the steps to take to make sure an adviser will have your best interests in mind. [Experian]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Simple-Cleaning-Hacks-41192177#photo-41192177">19 Cleaning Hacks to Keep Your Place Spick and Span</a> &mdash; Pillows should be machine washed twice a year. Learn how to clean and fluff your pillows with no hassle at all. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/13-frugal-last-minute-summer-activities">13 Frugal Last-Minute Summer Activities</a> &mdash; Sneak in some last-minute fun before summer ends! Stargazing, painting outdoors, and a neighborhood excursion on your bicycle are a few of many free activities you can do. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/recipes-for-zucchini-14181">13 Ways to Make the Most of a Zucchini Surplus</a> &mdash; Need to use up a lot of zucchini? Make a big batch of ratatouille. You can easily feed a crowd with this dish or save the leftovers for later. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="https://timemanagementninja.com/2016/08/why-reading-your-email-is-a-waste-of-time/">Why Reading Your Email is a Waste of Time</a> &mdash; It's a waste of time if you read an email and don't do anything with it. Before you open an open, be prepared to act on it. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2016/08/08/four-ways-get-healthy-summer-glow-year-long/">Four Ways to Get that Healthy Summer Glow all Year Long</a> &mdash; Your skin needs lots of water to stay healthy, so make sure you're always hydrated! Flavor your water with fresh fruits to keep things interesting. [Best kept Self]</p> <p><a href="https://www.lupgrade.com/3-common-food-myths/">3 Common Food Myths</a> &mdash; Sadly, that chocolate bar is not as healthy as you think it is. [Life Upgrade]</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-avoid-these-weight-loss-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-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/6-good-eating-habits-that-are-keeping-us-fat">6 &quot;Good&quot; Eating Habits That Are Keeping Us Fat</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-things-you-can-do-to-reduce-your-risk-of-diabetes">10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes</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/why-going-to-the-gym-is-a-waste-of-money-time-and-resources">Why Going to the Gym Is a Waste of Money, Time, and Resources</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-ways-to-turn-your-walk-into-a-real-workout">5 Ways to Turn Your Walk Into a Real Workout</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-easy-ways-to-burn-almost-1000-extra-calories-per-day">10 Easy Ways to Burn Almost 1000 Extra Calories Per Day</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty best money tips weight loss Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:30:35 +0000 Amy Lu 1768494 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Homes Are So Cheap Here, You Barely Need to Work http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-homes-are-so-cheap-here-you-barely-need-to-work <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-homes-are-so-cheap-here-you-barely-need-to-work" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_moving_in_87944031.jpg" alt="Couple finding cheap homes and don&#039;t need to work" 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 articles on states where homes are so cheap you barely need to work, ways to maintain your home to avoid costly repairs, and easy ways to care for your mental health at work.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/10-states-where-takes-under-40-work-month-afford-house/">10 States Where Homes Are So Cheap You Barely Need to Work</a> &mdash; According to a new study, residents of the Midwest can work as few as 31 hours per month and still be able to pay their mortgage. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/08/04/how-to-maintain-your-home-to-avoid-expensive-repairs/">How to Maintain Your Home to Avoid Expensive Repairs</a> &mdash; Check your roof after heavy storms or winter snows and clean out your gutters each season. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://productivitytheory.com/easy-ways-care-mental-health-at-work/">Easy Ways to Care for Your Mental Health at Work</a> &mdash; When you have some downtime, offer to help another co-worker and learn some new skills from them. [Productivity Theory]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Sleep-Hacks-Boost-Productivity-41884167#photo-41884167">These 18 Bedtime Tips Will Boost Your Daily Productivity</a> &mdash; Tea can help wake you up in the morning, and for a good night's rest, pour yourself a hot cup of sleepy-time tea before bed [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2016/0731/Healthy-retail-Helping-America-gain-access-to-healthy-foods">Healthy retail: Helping America gain access to healthy foods</a> &mdash; Partnerships between health agencies, community organizations, and small businesses are helping to increase access to healthy foods in underserved areas. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://unclutterer.com/2016/08/04/garage-sale-right/">Is a garage sale right for you?</a> &mdash; Having a garage sale is a great way to make money on your old, unwanted things, but it isn't the best option for everyone. [Unclutterer]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-simple-ways-to-live-a-longer-and-happier-life/">7 Simple Ways to Live a Longer and Happier Life</a> &mdash; Don't underestimate the power of sleep! If you want to live longer, follow a sleep-wake cycle and make sure you get enough sleep every day. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/study-productively-college/">How to Study Productively in College</a> &mdash; You only have so many hours in the day! Put a limit on extracurricular activities so that they won't interfere with your class and study time. [The Order Expert]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/08/04/urban-homesteading-can-anyone/">What is Urban Homesteading? Can Anyone Do It?</a> &mdash; Homesteads are productive homes, and you can turn your home into a homestead even if you live in the city. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbriana.com/low-cost-high-class-decor-and-design-ideas/">Low-Cost, High-Class Decor and Design Ideas</a> &mdash; Look for ornate mirrors and picture frames with scrolling embellishments, and use a spray that creates a shiny, matte or metallic effect. [Bargain Briana]</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-homes-are-so-cheap-here-you-barely-need-to-work">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/5-alternative-housing-options-you-can-afford">5 Alternative Housing Options You Can Afford</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-need-to-know-about-hoas">What You Need to Know About HOAs</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-dumb-ways-to-scare-off-potential-homebuyers">10 Dumb Ways to Scare Off Potential Homebuyers</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/9-sneaky-home-money-pits-that-sap-your-savings">9 Sneaky Home Money Pits That Sap Your Savings</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/how-to-avoid-getting-scammed-with-a-reverse-mortgage">How to Avoid Getting Scammed With a Reverse Mortgage</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Real Estate and Housing best money tips cheap homes Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:00:06 +0000 Amy Lu 1766923 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Start a Blog in 10 Minutes http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-start-a-blog-in-10-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-how-to-start-a-blog-in-10-minutes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_working_laptop_75385293.jpg" alt="Woman starting a blog in 10 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 articles on how to start a blog in 10 minutes, KonMari-inspired storage solutions, and powerful willpower tips to help you achieve anything.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://wellkeptwallet.com/2016/08/how-to-start-a-blog-in-10-minutes-or-less/">How to Start a Blog in 10 Minutes or Less</a> &mdash; Determine what you want as your blog's purpose or brand. Readers tend to prefer blogs with a stronger focus. [Well Kept Wallet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/konmari-storage-ideas-14138/">11 KonMari-Inspired Storage Ideas to Simplify Your Life</a> &mdash; The boxes that cellphones come in are great for small items like writing tools, sugar packets, tea bags, measuring spoons, and sticky notes. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Get-More-Willpower-33521396">Achieve Anything With These 8 Powerful Willpower Tips</a> &mdash; Set small deadlines toward a greater goal. The consistent act of self-control can increase overall willpower. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/10-green-back-to-school-tips">10 Tips for a Healthy, Planet-Friendly Back-to-School</a> &mdash; Avoid plastic for your kids' lunchboxes and water bottles. Stainless steel will last for years, are easy to wash, and won't leach toxic chemicals into your child's food. [Small Footprint Family]</p> <p><a href="http://wealth.kiplinger.com/reader/kiplinger/4-election-year-myths-about-investing">4 Election Year Myths About Investing</a> &mdash; Odds are, you've come across these myths during this presidential election cycle. [Kiplinger]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/how-to-make-buying-gifts-more-affordable/">How To Make Buying Gifts More Affordable</a> &mdash; Use discounted gift cards to save 10% or more on the gifts you buy. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://gradmoneymatters.com/money-making-ideas/how-to-save-money-by-couponing.html">How To Save Money By Couponing</a> &mdash; The Sunday paper is full of coupons, coupon inserts, store sale fliers, and much more, so get a subscription if you don't already have one. [Grad Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/productivity/productive-next-20-minutes/">4 Ways to Be More Productive (For the Next 20 Minutes)</a> &mdash; Motivate yourself by turning boring or repetitive tasks into a game with a built-in reward. [MoneyMiniBlog]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/18033/single-people-cook-in-bulk.html">5 Ways Single People Can Cook in Bulk for Less</a> &mdash; Invest in a vacuum sealer to help you save groceries that might go to waste before you can get to them. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/ready-set-floor-5-childrens-activities-that-start-on-a-rug">Ready, Set, Floor! 5 Children's Activities That Start on a Rug</a> &mdash; Take advantage of floor space by using your rug for activities! You can play a variation on hopscotch with an alphabet rug or take a pretend trip on a map rug. [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-start-a-blog-in-10-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-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/turn-old-clothes-into-money-with-these-4-tools-and-apps">Turn Old Clothes Into Money With These 4 Tools and Apps</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/9-high-paying-jobs-that-didnt-exist-10-years-ago">9 High-Paying Jobs That Didn&#039;t Exist 10 Years Ago</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-5-best-gaming-mice">The 5 Best Gaming Mice</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/7-apps-that-make-budgeting-fun-no-really">7 Apps That Make Budgeting Fun — No Really!</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/with-micro-investing-your-smartphone-pays-you">With Micro-Investing, Your Smartphone Pays YOU</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Technology best money tips blogging Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:30:37 +0000 Amy Lu 1766503 at http://www.wisebread.com