best money tips http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12024/all en-US Best Money Tips: How to Find Amazon Freebies http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-find-amazon-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-how-to-find-amazon-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_shopping_online_000066499183.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to find Amazon freebies" 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 the tricks to finding free stuff on Amazon, the best things to buy in February, and how to score big bargains on Super Bowl Sunday.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/amazon-freebies/">13 Tricks to Find Useful Amazon Freebies (No Junk Samples!)</a> &mdash; Amazon offers tons of digital entertainment &mdash; movies, music, books &mdash; for free if you know where to look. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/family-shopping-guide-what-to-buy-in-february">Family Shopping Guide: What to Buy in February</a> &mdash; You'll find great deals on clothing and home items during Presidents' Day sales at most major stores. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T062-C011-S003-how-to-score-big-bargains-on-super-bowl-sunday.html">How to Score Big Bargains on Super Bowl Sunday</a> &mdash; If football isn't your kind of sport, head to somewhere that is usually crowded &mdash; but isn't thanks to the big game. Many zoos and museums will be offering discounts and extra perks on Super Bowl Sunday. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Ways-Healthy-Work-39928825">7 Ways to Stay Healthy at the Office While Everyone Else Is Sneezing</a> &mdash; Pack some disinfecting wipes. At the start of the day, clean everything you touch on a regular basis, like your keyboard, mouse, or pens. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/02/03/tips-for-saving-money-on-in-season-produce/">Tips for Saving Money on In-Season Produce</a> &mdash; Once you know which fruits and veggies are in season, look for them at your local farmers market for even greater savings. [Frugal Village]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/02/02/nature-as-your-gym-tips-for-beginning-a-jogging-routine/">Nature as your gym: Tips for beginning a jogging routine</a> &mdash; Shake up your routine! Map out a different route each day to explore new footpaths and trails. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/fly-budget-top-ten-frugal-beauty-tips/">Beauty on a Budget: Ten Frugal Beauty Tips</a> &mdash; Store your products appropriately to ensure they don't go bad before you finish the container. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/5-ways-to-break-free-from-procrastination/">5 Ways To Break Free From Procrastination</a> &mdash; Before you feel bogged down by a task, find ways to make it fun. Turn on some music or take your laptop to the park for some inspiration. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthyturtle.com/the-difference-between-income-and-wealth/">The Difference Between Income and Wealth</a> &mdash; A higher income doesn't necessarily translate to wealth. [Wealthy Turtle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneysoldiers.com/4-collectibles-with-financial-return/">4 Collectibles with the Possibility of a Financial Return</a> &mdash; A rare, out-of-print book can give you a hefty return at auction. [Money Soldiers]</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-find-amazon-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/5-little-known-amazon-shopping-hacks">5 Little Known Amazon Shopping Hacks</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/16-everyday-things-you-shouldnt-be-paying-for">16 Everyday Things You Shouldn&#039;t Be Paying For</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/8-free-things-that-arent">8 &quot;Free&quot; Things That Aren&#039;t</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/16-amazon-deal-hacks-you-may-not-already-know">16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know</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/these-secrets-of-amazons-pricing-strategy-will-help-you-find-the-best-buys">These Secrets of Amazon&#039;s Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Amazon best money tips freebies Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:00:02 +0000 Amy Lu 1651055 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Save Money in February http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-save-money-in-february <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-money-in-february" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_saving_money_000020272115.jpg" alt="Couple learning how to save money in February" 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 ways to save money in February, brilliant uses for Dawn dish soap, and how to trick yourself into saving money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-save-money-in-february">How to Save Money in February</a> &mdash; With the Super Bowl comes savings on snacks! Stock up on your family's favorites for upcoming parties and events. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Dawn-Dish-Soap-35522847">31 Brilliant Uses For Dawn Dish Soap</a> &mdash; This handy blue liquid can unclog toilets, clean your pool, and help you find any punctures in your car tires. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/trick-yourself-into-saving-money">10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money</a> &mdash; The zero-sum budget forces you to hide money from yourself every month. Out of sight, out of mind! [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/free-stuff/5-ways-to-get-free-stuff-in-exchange-for-reviews/">5 Ways to Get Free Stuff in Exchange for Reviews</a> &mdash; Companies won't come to you unless you have a reputation for being a good reviewer. Amazon is a great place to start! [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://afewshortcuts.com/2016/02/5-ways-to-get-paid-to-travel/">5 Ways to Get Paid to Travel</a> &mdash; Love taking photos? You can be a travel photographer and sell your photos to magazines, websites, and stock photo sites. [A Few Short Cuts]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/learn-language-cheap.html">Learn a second language on the cheap</a> &mdash; If you learn better in a face-to-face environment, look up language classes at a community college. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/10-ways-to-have-a-financially-happy-marriage/">10 Ways to Have a Financially Happy Marriage</a> &mdash; It's important to have long- and short-term goals &mdash; and to share them with your partner. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.retiredby40blog.com/2016/02/03/winter-blues-got-20-natural-ways-boost-mood/">Winter Blues Got You Down? 20 Natural Ways To Boost Your Mood</a> &mdash; The vitamin D from sunlight will help stabilize your mood. Open the curtains to let natural light in or go outside for a walk during your lunch break. [Retired By 40!]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/02/01/why-you-are-your-own-worst-enemy-when-it-comes-to-money.html">Why You are Your Own Worst Enemy When it Comes to Money</a> &mdash; We all make excuses, but if you want to reach your goals, you need to push the excuses aside. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/10-frugal-things-to-do-when-youre-snowed-in/">10 Frugal Things To Do When You&rsquo;re Snowed In</a> &mdash; Being stuck at home means you can finally tackle the clutter in your pantry and closets. Give your house a good cleaning and bask in the sense of accomplishment. [Northern Cheapskate]</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-money-in-february">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/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can">Flashback Friday: 119 Amazing Meals You Can Make From a Can</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/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-cheap-and-easy-formulas-for-homemade-windshield-de-icer-plus-bonus-tips">3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-baking-soda-took-my-bathroom-from-yuck-to-yes">How Baking Soda Took My Bathroom from “Yuck” to Yes!</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/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips February Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:00:03 +0000 Amy Lu 1650371 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Get Ahead on Next Year's Taxes http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-get-ahead-on-next-years-taxes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-get-ahead-on-next-years-taxes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_computer_paperwork_000042286072.jpg" alt="Woman getting ahead on next year&#039;s taxes" 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 ways to get ahead on next year&rsquo;s taxes, job hunting tips for moms who want to work from home, and amazing ways to use balloons.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.dailyworth.com/posts/4129-how-to-prepare-for-next-year-s-taxes">5 Ways to Get Ahead on Next Year&rsquo;s Taxes</a> &mdash; Start putting all the documents you'll need in a shoebox or accordion folder, or make it a habit to scan your paper receipts. [Daily Worth]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbriana.com/job-hunting-tips-mothers-want-work-home/">Job Hunting Tips for Mothers Who Want to Work From Home</a> &mdash; Use a calendar and spreadsheet to plan and track your job hunting activity. [Bargain Briana]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Balloons-31135985#photo-31135985">23 Amazing Ways to Use Balloons</a> &mdash; You can use balloons to make chocolate cups, then fill the cups with other tasty treats! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/taxes/T054-S001-middle-class-tax-breaks-for-the-rest-of-us/index.html">9 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class</a> &mdash; Do you know about the Saver's Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit? [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0131/Valentine-s-Day-prices-for-roses-are-already-going-through-the-roof">Valentine's Day prices for roses are already going through the roof</a> &mdash; The average price of a dozen roses has risen over 12% since January 1st. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/02/putting-first-may-least-selfish-thing-can.html">When Putting Yourself First May Be The Least Selfish Thing You Can Do</a> &mdash; Paying attention to your own self-care allows you to give, do, and be more for other people. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4102/getting-ready-for-a-date">Date Night Prep: 10 Money-Saving Tips</a> &mdash; Before setting plans for a date, search for deals on food, events, and activities in your area. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/adopting-pet-herestofirsts/">What To Know Before Adopting Your First Pet</a> &mdash; Adopting a pet is a big commitment, especially considering the time and structure needed to train them properly. You need to be ready to care for them even through big changes in your life, like having kids or relocating for work. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.financiallypoor.com/home-ownership/essential-tips-finding-best-property/">Essential Tips For Finding The Best Property</a> &mdash; There are many factors to consider when you're house hunting. Make sure you know what your daily commute would be like, and it's a good idea to check the crime statistics for that area. [Financially Poor]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-create-a-diy-project-runway-for-your-kids">How to Create a DIY Project Runway for Your Kids</a> &mdash; Having your own Project Runway competition is a great way for kids to stretch their creative muscles. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p>&nbsp;</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-get-ahead-on-next-years-taxes">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/101-tax-deductions-for-bloggers-and-freelancers">101 Tax deductions for bloggers and freelancers</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-amazing-outrageous-and-just-plain-weird-tax-deductions">20 amazing, outrageous and just plain weird tax deductions</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/taxes-on-irregular-income">Taxes on irregular income</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/what-are-your-chances-of-getting-audited-by-the-irs-your-guess-is-probably-wrong">What are your chances of getting audited by the IRS? Your guess is probably wrong</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/bar-stool-economics-0">Bar Stool Economics</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Taxes best money tips taxes Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:15:33 +0000 Amy Lu 1649759 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 80 Small and Big Ways to Save Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-80-small-and-big-ways-to-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-80-small-and-big-ways-to-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/woman_holding_cash_000076051203.jpg" alt="Woman learning small and big ways to 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 big and small ways to save money, ways to spend less on this year's Super Bowl party, and how to date on budget.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Save-Money-Tips-26608150">80 Small and Big Ways to Save Money This Year</a> &mdash; Book your trips early for savings on travel and accommodations. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0131/Super-Bowl-50-Nine-ways-to-save-on-this-year-s-party">Super Bowl 50: Nine ways to save on this year's party</a> &mdash; Make it a potluck! Ask your guests to bring a dish or two to offset some of the food costs. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/dating-budget/">Dating on a Budget</a> &mdash; Join Experian's #CreditChat on Wednesday, February 3 at 3 pm ET for a discussion on ways to build a romantic relationship while saving money. [Experian]</p> <p><a href="http://savvyscot.com/expensive-habits-you-should-drop/">Expensive Habits You Should Drop</a> &mdash; The first estimate isn't always the best one. Shop around, get a few estimates, and hire the best person for the amount you're willing to spend. [The Savvy Scot]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/take-career-next-level/">4 Simple Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level</a> &mdash; Start by figuring out what you want your career to look like. Be specific about what you want to accomplish and be realistic about the timeline. [ReadyForZero]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://patverettosfrugalliving.blogspot.com/2016/02/9-ways-to-use-cardboard-tubes.html">9 Ways to Use Cardboard Tubes</a> &mdash; Wrapping paper tubes can be used to organize cables and cords. [Pat Veretto's Frugal Living Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifehack.org/359582/7-foods-habits-avoid-you-have-anxiety">7 Foods Habits You Don&rsquo;t Know Are Increasing Anxiety</a> &mdash; Diets with a lot of fried and highly processed foods have been found to increase depression and anxiety. [Lifehack]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2016/01/27/bad-habits-of-unhappy-people/">10 Bad Habits of Unhappy People</a> &mdash; Unhappy people try to please other people too much and often forget to please themselves. [Life Optimizer]</p> <p><a href="https://timemanagementninja.com/2016/01/21-ways-to-stop-rushing-through-your-day/">21 Ways to Stop Rushing through Your Day</a> &mdash; Group similar tasks together and process them at the same time. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-signs-youre-overdue-for-a-moms-night-out">7 Signs You're Overdue For a Mom's Night Out</a> &mdash; If grocery shopping alone feels like a vacation, then you're long overdue for some adult time. [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-80-small-and-big-ways-to-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-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/save-more-gas-by-safely-following-trucks">Save More Gas by Safely Following Trucks</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/barter-explained-why-its-wise-to-barter">Barter Explained: Why It&#039;s Wise to Barter</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/8-financial-decisions-youll-never-regret">8 Financial Decisions You&#039;ll Never Regret</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/local-currencies">Local Currencies</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/could-you-save-money-by-subscribing-to-an-addictive-game">Could you save money by subscribing to an addictive game?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance Frugal Living best money tips saving money Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:00:05 +0000 Amy Lu 1649196 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 14 Ways to Get Freebies http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-14-ways-to-get-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-14-ways-to-get-freebies" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_shopping_freebies_000082755619.jpg" alt="Women learning ways to get freebies while shopping" 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 to help you find freebies, kick the sniffles, and get more sleep.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/slideshows/14-paths-awesome-freebies/">14 Ways to Get Awesome Freebies</a> &mdash; Amp up your DIY skills with free in-person and online classes offered by retailers like Home Depot, Lowe's, and Michaels. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Fight-Flu-39859311">8 No Fail Ways to Kick the Sniffles This Winter</a> &mdash; Give your phone a good cleaning each day. It touches your face, hands... and many germy surfaces! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/3-tricks-to-getting-more-sleep">3 Tricks to Getting More Sleep</a> &mdash; Make a few easy tweaks to create the perfect sleep conditions in your bedroom. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-positive-ways-deal-regret/">7 Positive Ways to Deal with Regret</a> &mdash; You have different priorities at different stages of life. It doesn't make sense to impose your present values on your past self.&nbsp;&nbsp; [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/before-buying-a-house">12 Things You Should Know Before Buying A House</a> &mdash; Do you really want a garden or yard? Consider the extra work and costs to maintain your outdoor spaces. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/3-business-tools-every-entrepreneur-should-have.html">3 Business Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Have</a> &mdash; These tools make it so much easier to run your business. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.terrystarbucker.com/2016/01/24/10-qualities-that-make-a-great-leader-and-a-more-human-one-too/">The 10 Qualities That Make A Great Leader (and a more human one too)</a> &mdash; Great leaders need to be curious. With curiosity comes the desire to learn! [Terry St. Marie]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifed.com/foods-that-cleanse-your-liver">18 Foods That Cleanse Your Liver</a> &mdash; The nutrients in beets help your liver remove and eliminate toxins in the blood. [Life'd]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0126/Seven-handy-tips-for-dealing-with-rental-car-companies">Seven handy tips for dealing with rental car companies</a> &mdash; Ask about taxes and fees upfront to avoid costly surprises at the end of the reservation. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.mint.com/financial-literacy/how-to-decode-401k-fees012916/">How to Decode 401k Fees</a> &mdash; 401k fees are not supposed to be hidden, but they can be tricky to spot. Some common fees include administration fees, investment fees, and sales charges. [Mint Life]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-14-ways-to-get-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-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/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/the-ethics-of-free-is-it-wrong-to-get-free-stuff">The Ethics of Free: Is it Wrong to Get Free Stuff?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-free-things-that-just-arent-worth-it">10 Free Things That Just Aren&#039;t Worth It</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/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can">Flashback Friday: 119 Amazing Meals You Can Make From a Can</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips freebies Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:00:09 +0000 Amy Lu 1647737 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Financial Moves for Your 20s http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-financial-moves-for-your-20s <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-financial-moves-for-your-20s" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_thinking_money_000075624839.jpg" alt="Woman in her 20s making responsible financial moves" 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 financial moves to make in your 20s, smart ways to use salt, and Craigslist tips that&rsquo;ll improve your finances.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/life-style/7-financial-moves-to-make-in-your-20s/">7 Financial Moves to Make in Your 20s</a> &mdash; Use your 20s to cultivate skills and education that can be useful to you down the road. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Table-Salt-33478938">21 Smart Uses For Salt You Never Thought Of</a> &mdash; Cheese will last longer when you wrap it in a cloth moistened with salt water [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/craigslist-tips-that-will-improve-your-finances">12 Life Changing Craigslist Tips That Will Improve Your Finances</a> &ndash; Save some time and use your RSS feed to set up a continuous search. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3343/maintain-value-of-a-car">8 Simple Ways to Maintain the Value of Your Car</a> &mdash; Keep your car smelling fresh. Don't smoke in your car, let a wet pet lie on the seat, or leave your windows open while it rains. Have spare towels to cover your seats after you've had a sweaty workout. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/tips-and-techniques-for-cleaning-painted-walls/">Real Simple Tips and Techniques for Cleaning Painted Walls</a> &mdash; For everyday dirt and grime, wipe with a sponge and bucket of warm water mixed with dishwashing liquid. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/six-awkward-money-moments-and-how-to-prevent-them/">Six Awkward Money Moments and How to Prevent Them</a> &mdash; If you are asked to take part in a wedding party and you're on a tight budget, ask about the costs upfront to avoid spending more than you can afford. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/major-money-mistakes-things-to-avoid-when-adopting-your-frugal-way-of-living/">Major Money Mistakes: Things to Avoid When Adopting Your Frugal Way of Living</a> &mdash; Don't try to be so frugal that you forget to enjoy yourself! [Lazy Man and Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/01/25/living-paycheck-to-paycheck-do-this-with-your-income-tax-refund.html">Living Paycheck to Paycheck? Do THIS with Your Income Tax Refund</a> &mdash; Use the money to benefit your family in the long run. Fix your car, the heater, or something else that desperately needs attention. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyaware.co.uk/2016/01/10-home-repairs-and-diy-fixes/">10 home repairs and DIY fixes you can do yourself</a> &mdash; It isn't too difficult to fix a running toilet, and it only takes about 15-20 minutes. [StepChange MoneyAware]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-keep-your-children-happy-on-the-weekends">How to Keep Your Children Happy on the Weekends</a> &mdash; Tackling an art project is a low-cost way to have fun with your kids on the weekends. [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-financial-moves-for-your-20s">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-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/5-online-tools-to-manage-your-money-in-under-10-minutes-a-week">5 Online Tools to Manage Your Money in Under 10 Minutes a Week</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/10-year-end-financial-moves-you-must-make-now">10 Year-End Financial Moves You Must Make Now</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/stop-dont-make-these-6-dumb-mistakes-with-your-financial-windfall">Stop! Don&#039;t Make These 6 Dumb Mistakes With Your Financial Windfall</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips financial moves Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:00:03 +0000 Amy Lu 1647150 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Things You Should Never Pay For http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-things-you-should-never-pay-for <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-things-you-should-never-pay-for" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_online_shopping_000053642258.jpg" alt="Woman learning which things she should never pay for" 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 things that you should never pay for, smart ways to exercise at work, and amazing uses for apple cider vinegar.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/things-you-should-never-pay-for/">11 Things You Should Never Pay For</a> &mdash; There's really no need to buy extended warranties for big-ticket items when your credit card likely offers additional protection. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/01/7-smart-ways-exercise-work.html">7 Smart Ways to Exercise At Work</a> &mdash; When you have a few minutes to spare, like waiting for a large print or copy job, spend the time on wall sits, squats, or even just flexing your muscles. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Uses-31040881">15 Amazing Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar</a> &mdash; Spritz a bit of apple cider vinegar to neutralize bad odors in any space. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T050-C000-S001-costly-shopping-mistakes-at-warehouse-clubs.html">Costly Shopping Mistakes at Warehouse Clubs</a> &mdash; Skip the center aisle in warehouse clubs. That's where they display common impulse buys like toys and DVDs. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2016/01/25/10-frugal-valentines-day-date-ideas/">10 Frugal Valentine&rsquo;s Day Date Ideas</a> &mdash; Pamper yourselves with a spa day &mdash; at home! [Shopper Strategy]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/10-easy-ways-to-stretch-your-grocery-budget/">10 Easy Ways to Stretch Your Grocery Budget</a> &mdash; Stop buying food that you should eat but won't. Figure out what healthy fruits and veggies your family enjoys and buy those instead. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/teaching-kids-about-money-5-year-old/">ATMs Don&rsquo;t Give Out Free Cash: 5 Things Your 5-Year-Old Should Know About Money</a> &mdash; It's never too early to teach kids about money. A 5-year-old can begin learning the difference between wants and needs. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.currentoncurrency.com/3-basic-personal-finance-questions-most-millennials-cant-answer/">3 Basic Personal Finance Questions Most Millennials Can&rsquo;t Answer</a> &mdash; 75% of participants in this study did not answer all three questions correctly. Can you? [Current on Currency]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mybanktracker.com/news/how-to-go-to-grad-school-without-paying">10 Ways to Go to Grad School on Someone Else&rsquo;s Dime</a> &mdash; Many professional associations offer scholarships for grad school. See if you can find any in your area of study that do! [My Bank Tracker]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-kids-can-have-a-fun-qa-with-their-grandparents">How Kids Can Have a Fun Q&amp;A With Their Grandparents</a> &mdash; Here's a great project to help kids learn more about their grandparents and what life was like &quot;back in the day.&quot; [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-things-you-should-never-pay-for">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/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can">Flashback Friday: 119 Amazing Meals You Can Make From a Can</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-times-you-should-choose-private-school-over-public">7 Times You Should Choose Private School Over Public</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/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts 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/3-cheap-and-easy-formulas-for-homemade-windshield-de-icer-plus-bonus-tips">3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/101-ways-to-save-money-around-the-house">101 Ways to Save Money Around the House</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips things you should never buy Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1646413 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: You're Probably Overpaying for These Things http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-youre-probably-overpaying-for-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-youre-probably-overpaying-for-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_coffee_phone_000033587160.jpg" alt="Woman learning what she is probably overpaying for" 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 six things that you&rsquo;re overpaying for, lessons from the richest 20-year-olds, and surprising things you can buy at Costco.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.wellkeptwallet.com/2016/01/6-items-youre-probably-spending-more-than-you-should-on/">6 Items You&rsquo;re Probably Spending More Than You Should On</a> &mdash; Most department stores and bath/bedding stores offer discounts and coupons on household items. You can also buy used or refurbished furniture and appliances. [Well Kept Wallet]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/16743/top-4-lessons-richest-20-year-olds.html">Top 4 Lessons from the Richest 20 Year Olds</a> &mdash; To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be your first customer. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, made the Oculus Rift when he couldn't find something like it on the market. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4082/what-does-costco-sell">10 Surprising Things You Can Buy From Costco, Sam's, or BJ's</a> &mdash; All three warehouse clubs offer cheap wedding flower packages. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0123/Super-Bowl-50-will-stream-online-for-free">Super Bowl 50 will stream online for free</a> &mdash; CBS Sports will stream Super Bowl 50 for free! Watch on your laptop, tablet, or any streaming device that supports CBS Sports. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Happy-Facts-36948856">These 14 Happy Facts Will Brighten Your Entire Day</a> &mdash; What do you call a group of flamingos? A flamboyance! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/legit-money-making-sites/">8 Legit Online Money Making Sites That Pay Fast (Some Instantly!)</a> &mdash; These sites allow you to earn quick cash, often for mini-tasks (and not-so-mini tasks). [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/5-ways-to-fill-your-bank-account-quickly/">5 Ways To Fill Your Bank Account Quickly</a> &mdash; Start a YouTube channel, upload videos of your daily exploits, and monetize it! [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-to-organize-a-cost-effective-and-fun-dinner-party/">How to Organize a Cost-Effective and Fun Dinner Party</a> &mdash; Try to make most (if not all) of the meal in advance so that you can spend less time cooking and more time with your guests. [The Simple Dollar] [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/cheap-ways-to-get-rid-of-that-awful-mildew-smell">10 Cheap Ways to Get Rid of that Awful Mildew Smell</a> &mdash; If you think the mold is caused by moisture in the air, a dehumidifier will get rid of the damp and kill the mildew. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-easy-valentines-day-treats-to-make-with-the-kids">5 Easy Valentine's Day Treats to Make With the Kids</a> &mdash; Roll up your kids' sleeves to make some Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats! [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-youre-probably-overpaying-for-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-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/8-free-things-that-arent">8 &quot;Free&quot; Things That Aren&#039;t</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-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</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-facial-cleansing-wipes">The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Wipes</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-ways-to-resist-a-splurge">6 Ways to Resist a Splurge</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-things-you-should-buy-at-costco">15 Things You Should Buy at Costco</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips overpaying Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1645989 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Healthy Home Remedies That Work http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-healthy-home-remedies-that-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-healthy-home-remedies-that-work" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_sick_tea_000083084223_0.jpg" alt="Woman using healthy home remedies that work to feel better" 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 healthy home remedies, the best and worst things to buy in February, and tips to save on flowers.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2016/01/25/15-healthy-home-remedies">15 Healthy Home Remedies</a> &mdash; Dandelion tea cay be used to ease bloating and cramping. Add a little honey to make it less bitter. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0125/The-best-and-worst-things-to-buy-in-February">The best and worst things to buy in February</a> &mdash; Watch out for Presidents' Day deals. Expect to find slashed prices on apparel, furniture, and home items &mdash; especially mattresses. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Save-Money-Flowers-27012566">9 Tips to Save a Bundle on Flowers</a> &mdash; Just like produce, flowers that are in season tend to be cheaper. Visit your local florist to learn what's available this time of year. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://www.goamplify.com/blog/moneymanagement/financial-planning-for-strong-future.aspx">Financial Planning for a Strong Future</a> &mdash; It's important to have 3-9 months' worth of living expenses in your emergency fund savings, but you should also try to keep 2 months&rsquo; worth of expenses in your checking account, just in case. [Amplify]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthyturtle.com/driving-in-snow/">7 Tips For Driving In Snow</a> &mdash; Keep your tank full! You don't want to be stranded in the snow with no heat. [Wealthy Turtle]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/changing-nature-of-jobs-how-to-stay-relevant/">The Changing Nature of Jobs and How to Stay Relevant</a> &mdash; Instead of focusing on a specific job description, develop a core set of transferable skills that you enjoy. [Lazy Man and Money]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dailyworth.com/posts/4113-how-to-budget-for-a-career-change">How to Budget for Raises, Income Gaps, and Other Career Changes</a> &mdash; Before you switch jobs, take a hard look at how the pay difference will impact your budget. But don't just focus on the numbers! Also consider retirement options, health care, change in hours, etc. [Daily Worth]</p> <p><a href="http://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/how-to-help-adult-children-facing-financial-challenges/">How To Help Adult Children Facing Financial Trials</a> &mdash; If your adult child is moving back with you, make sure they're contributing to family expenses. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]</p> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/money-tips-for-teenagers">8 Money Tips For Teenagers</a> &mdash; Before you buy or pay for anything, always check if student discounts are available. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-reasons-to-say-yes-to-your-kids-more-often">6 Reasons to Say &quot;Yes&quot; to Your Kids More Often</a> &mdash; Hearing &quot;yes&quot; can help your child learn which behavior is appropriate and which is clearly off-limits. [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-healthy-home-remedies-that-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-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/25-alternative-uses-for-lemons">25 Alternative Uses for Lemons</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/15-refreshing-ways-to-use-mint">15 Refreshing Ways to Use Mint</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-all-natural-home-remedies-for-colds">7 All Natural Home Remedies for Colds</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-cheap-and-natural-ways-to-fight-the-cold-and-flu">7 Cheap and Natural Ways to Fight the Cold and Flu</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-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty best money tips home remedies Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1645359 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Loyalty Programs You've Never Heard Of http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-loyalty-programs-youve-never-heard-of <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-loyalty-programs-youve-never-heard-of" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_shopping_together_000057361630.jpg" alt="Friends using best loyalty programs you&#039;ve never heard of" 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 customer loyalty programs you&rsquo;ve never heard of, overlooked expenses that ruin your budget, and cheap ways to treat yourself.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0120/Ten-customer-loyalty-programs-you-ve-never-heard-of">Ten customer loyalty programs you've never heard of</a> &mdash; Taco Bell Explore is a new rewards-based game that allows you to win real-world prizes, including food and drinks at Taco Bell. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/12-commonly-overlooked-expenses-that-are-ruining-your-budget/">10 Overlooked Expenses That Ruin Your Budget</a> &mdash; Emergency repairs around the house can cost a pretty penny, especially if it isn't something you can fix yourself. Make sure you have some money tucked away for service calls. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cheap-Ways-Treat-Yourself-22129255">22 Cheap Ways to Treat Yourself</a> &mdash; Make time to watch the sunset! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2016/01/20/7-tips-for-getting-more-done-every-single-day/">7 Tips for Getting More Done Every Single Day</a> &mdash; Facebook and email can be major distractions when you check them constantly. Delete the apps from your phone and remove the temptation altogether. [Cult of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/five-minutes-a-day-the-lazy-persons-guide-to-keeping-your-car-clean/">Five Minutes a Day: The Lazy Person&rsquo;s Guide to Keeping Your Car Clean</a> &mdash; Bring a small garbage bag to collect the trash in your car, and another bag for the items that belong in your home. [Bargain Babe]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mybanktracker.com/news/best-job-benefits-you-may-not-know-about">7 Best Job Benefits You Should Be Using, But Probably Don&rsquo;t</a> &mdash; Your employer may have a tuition reimbursement program that will pay for continuing education programs or advanced college degrees. [My Bank Tracker]</p> <p><a href="http://thefrugalgirls.com/2016/01/carry-on-must-haves.html">11 Carry On Must Haves for your next Flight!</a> &mdash; A comfy travel pillow will help you rest well during any flight, long and short. [The Frugal Girls]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/household/save-time-and-money-update-your-home">Save Time and Money While You Update Your Home!</a> &mdash; A backsplash behind your counters not only looks pretty, it protects your walls from the stains that come with a busy kitchen. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2016/01/20/5-timeless-ways-to-turn-your-life-around-at-any-age/">5 Timeless Ways to Turn Your Life Around at Any Age</a> &mdash; Oftentimes, the most beneficial experience isn't the achievement of something you want &mdash; it's how you get there. Focus more on the journey. [Marc &amp; Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/should-you-give-your-child-an-allowance">Should You Give Your Child an Allowance?</a> &mdash; Giving an allowance can make your child better with money, but there are situations where it can backfire. [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-loyalty-programs-youve-never-heard-of">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/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can">Flashback Friday: 119 Amazing Meals You Can Make From a Can</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-times-you-should-choose-private-school-over-public">7 Times You Should Choose Private School Over Public</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/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts 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/101-ways-to-save-money-around-the-house">101 Ways to Save Money Around the House</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips loyalty programs Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:00:02 +0000 Amy Lu 1643834 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 20 Things You Should Never Buy at Full Price http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-20-things-you-should-never-buy-at-full-price <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-20-things-you-should-never-buy-at-full-price" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_price_tag_000076860207.jpg" alt="Woman learning which things she should never buy at full price" 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 the 20 things you should never buy at full price, some research on the dirtiest hotels in America, and adventurous ways to make money during a snowstorm.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4072/never-pay-full-price">20 Products and Services You Should Never Buy at Full Price</a> &mdash; Coupons for contact lenses are almost always available for both in-store and online orders. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Dirty-Hotels-39880775">The Dirtiest Hotels in America Will Shock You</a> &mdash; Surprisingly enough, 5- and 4-star hotel rooms have way more germs than what you'd find at a 3-star hotel. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/ways-to-make-money-during-a-snowstorm/">18 Adventurous Ways to Make Money During a Snowstorm</a> &mdash; It's harder to run errands in the snow, but if you're able to get around, you can buy groceries and supplies or make deliveries for neighbors and customers who are stuck at home. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dailyworth.com/posts/4097-save-money-by-ignoring-these-grocery-shopping-myths/">Stop Spending So Much on Food</a> &mdash; The largest version of a product isn't always the cheapest. Check the shelf tag or use a calculator to figure out which size is the best value. [Daily Worth]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-smart-ways-to-save-for-college-on-a-budget">7 Smart Ways to Save for College on a Budget</a> &mdash; Does your child get birthday cash? Put it into their college savings account. [Parenting Squad]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/taxes/three-simple-but-often-overlooked-income-tax-deductions-and-credits/66100">Three Simple but Often Overlooked Income Tax Deductions and Credits</a> &mdash; If you're the caregiver for an elderly parent or relative, you can claim the expenses for the care they required while you were at work. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/thepointsguy/2016/01/21/5-steps-you-should-take-if-your-flight-is-canceled-due-to-weather">5 Steps To Take If Your Flight Is Canceled Due To Weather</a> &mdash; Call your airline's customer service and ask to be rebooked. If you're already at the gate, get in line while you call so you can talk to the gate agent, too. [Forbes]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-to-save-money-with-a-video-gaming-hobby/">How to Save Money with a Video Gaming Hobby</a> &mdash; Challenge yourself to play through the games you already have. Decide what goal or achievement marks the completion point, and once you get there, you're done with the game and can sell it. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/three-ways-business.html">Three Ways To Own a Business</a> &mdash; You don't always need to build a business from scratch. You also have the option of buying a business or renting one. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.beatingbroke.com/4-insurance-policies-that-will-save-you-money-in-the-long-run/">4 Insurance Policies That Will Save You Money in the Long Run</a> &mdash; One-third of Americans will need disability insurance at some point in their lives. It's good to have this coverage in case you're unable to work for a period a time. [Beating Broke]</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-20-things-you-should-never-buy-at-full-price">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/8-free-things-that-arent">8 &quot;Free&quot; Things That Aren&#039;t</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-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</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-facial-cleansing-wipes">The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Wipes</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-ways-to-resist-a-splurge">6 Ways to Resist a Splurge</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-things-you-should-buy-at-costco">15 Things You Should Buy at Costco</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips things you should never buy Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:00:02 +0000 Amy Lu 1642991 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Best Grocery Savings Apps http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-grocery-savings-apps <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-best-grocery-savings-apps" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_phone_groceries_000077025977.jpg" alt="Man using best grocery apps to 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 the best grocery savings apps, the top travel destinations for 2016, and affordable wellness habits you can start today.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-best-grocery-savings-apps">5 Best Grocery Savings Apps</a> &mdash; Checkout 51 allows you to earn cash back when you scan barcodes after you get home from grocery shopping. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0118/Top-five-travel-destinations-for-2016">Top five travel destinations for 2016</a> &mdash; With more infrastructure being built in Bolivia, it's easier than ever to visit the world-famous desert of Uyuni or the silver mines of Sucre. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/01/19/affordable-wellness-habits-you-can-start-today/">Affordable Wellness Habits You Can Start Today</a> &mdash; Volunteering for a cause you care about can help create balance in your life and benefit your community. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Great-Depression-Saving-Tips-32030865">9 Depression-Era Frugal Habits You Need to Pick Up</a> &mdash; Grow your own food! If you don't have much experience in this, or you don't have a lot of room, you can start small with potted herbs. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/01/18/harvesting-greywater-for-garden-usage/">Harvesting Greywater for Garden Usage</a> &mdash; Learn how to set up a catchment system for the greywater so it can be harvested and re-used in your garden. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/01/18/3-tips-to-grow-your-side-business-this-year.html">3 Tips to Grow Your Side Business This Year</a> &mdash; Odds are, there are a million things you need to do with your business, but if you want it to grow, focus your energy on the few areas that matter. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mattaboutmoney.com/2016/01/19/two-essential-habits-for-wise-money-management">Two Essential Habits For Wise Money Management</a> &mdash; Push back politely whenever you see a price hike on your monthly bills. [Matt About Money]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/4-tips-for-reducing-productivity-killing-social-media-use/">4 Tips for Reducing Productivity-Killing Social Media Use</a> &mdash; Not all social media tasks are created equal! Prioritize the important ones and don't use them as an excuse to constantly check your social media accounts. [Due.com]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/how-to-overcome-blue-monday/">How to Overcome the Blue Monday Effect on Your Finances</a> &mdash; If you've already broken one of your financial resolutions, don't give up! Treat it like a work in progress, break it into more manageable parts, and start again. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyproblems.ca/debt-solutions-blog/7-signs-youre-in-the-financial-danger-zone/">7 Signs You&rsquo;re In The Financial Danger Zone</a> &mdash; Are you regularly running low on money in the days before payday? [MoneyProblems]</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-best-grocery-savings-apps">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-5-best-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</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-organic-grocery-items-that-arent-worth-it">10 Organic Grocery Items That Aren&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/trader-joes-vs-costco-whats-a-better-place-to-shop">Trader Joes vs. Costco: What&#039;s a Better Place to Shop?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping best money tips grocery shopping apps Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1642417 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Build an Emergency Fund From Nothing http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-build-an-emergency-fund-from-nothing <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-build-an-emergency-fund-from-nothing" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_money_tree_000059290356.jpg" alt="Woman learning to build her emergency fund from nothing" 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 ways to build your emergency fund from nothing, ways to fight clutter and get organized, and a guide to buying refurbished products.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2016/01/18/29-ways-to-build-your-emergency-fund-out-of-thin-air/">29 ways to build your emergency fund out of thin air</a> &mdash; Look at it as a challenge! Use the dollar-bill challenge to save up by the dollar. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.mint.com/how-to/from-clutter-to-confidence-get-organized-in-2016-011416/">From Clutter to Confidence: Get Organized in 2016</a> &mdash; Set up a command center where you will deal with incoming clutter as soon as it enters your home. [MintLife]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0118/A-guide-to-buying-refurbished-technology">A guide to buying refurbished technology</a> &mdash; Buying refurbished products can be a great way to save money&hellip; if you know what to look for. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/taxes/T054-S001-most-overlooked-tax-breaks-for-new-college-grads/index.html">Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for New College Grads</a> &mdash; You can deduct unreimbursed costs of moving for your first job if the job location is at least 50 miles away from your old home &mdash; which could be your college residence if you have a job offer when you graduate. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4069/low-cost-small-business-ideas">10 Small Businesses to Start for Less Than $10,000</a> &mdash; The start-up cost for a bounce house rental business can be as low as $1,750! [Cheapism]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Become-Self-Employed-37860836">6 Tips for Becoming Self-Employed</a> &mdash; Develop a game plan for your business. How long will it take to make money? What will your hours be? What is your overall goal, and how will you get there? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.becauseimcheap.com/how-to-save-money-on-utilities-in-winter/">How To Save Money On Utilities In Winter</a> &mdash; Dress in layers to stay warm and comfy without having to raise the thermostat. [Because I'm Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/resolve-healthy-emotionally-personally-healthy-year/">Resolve To Be Healthy: How To Get Emotionally, &amp; Personally More Healthy This Year.</a> &mdash; Plan social outings to help feed your friendships or make new ones. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2016/01/18/maximize-tax-refund/">How to Maximize Your Tax Refund</a> &mdash; The IRS gives deductions for helping out your family, such as caring for a disabled or retired adult in your household or having college-age dependents. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-teach-your-preschooler-impulse-control">How to Teach Your Preschooler Impulse Control</a> &mdash; Teach your child to count to 5 or 10 when they get stressed out and begin to lose control. [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-build-an-emergency-fund-from-nothing">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/emergency-plan-better-than-an-emergency-fund">Emergency Plan: Better Than an Emergency Fund</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-common-excuses-for-not-saving-money">6 Common Excuses for Not Saving Money</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/managing-your-short-term-money">Managing Your Short-Term 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/is-your-emergency-fund-costing-you-money">Is Your Emergency Fund Costing You 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/financial-lessons-from-its-a-wonderful-life">Financial Lessons From &quot;It&#039;s A Wonderful Life&quot;</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips emergency fund Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:00:02 +0000 Amy Lu 1641937 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 15 Best Apps for Savings on Dining Out http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-15-best-apps-for-savings-on-dining-out <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-best-apps-for-savings-on-dining-out" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_dining_out_000041684306.jpg" alt="Woman using best apps for savings on dining out" 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 a list of the best apps for saving money when you&rsquo;re dining out, how to clean everything in your kitchen, and memberships that will actually save you money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savingfreak.com/restaurants-apps-to-save-money-on-dining-out/">15 Best Apps to Save Money on Dining Out</a> &mdash; ScoutMob and Black Board Eats are like Groupon combined with FourSquare &mdash; which means savings for you! [SavingFreak]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Clean-Everything-Your-Kitchen-37078517">How to Clean Absolutely Everything in Your Kitchen</a> &mdash; The burnt residue on your pots and pans doesn't stand a chance against this solution of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/6-memberships-that-will-actually-save-you-money-2016/">6 Memberships That Will Actually Save You Money in 2016</a> &mdash; You'll save more money by making coffee at home, of course, but you can still save money on food and drinks at your favorite coffee shop by joining their membership club. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0112/Five-ways-you-can-avoid-cell-phone-termination-fees">Five ways you can avoid cell phone termination fees</a> &mdash; If your cell phone company has changed the terms of the contract, you have a right to end the agreement, no termination fee necessary. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalbuzz.com/articles/business-finance/simple-tips-to-reach-your-financial-goals/">Simple Tips To Reach Your Financial Goals</a> &mdash; Do your due diligence. If you have a financial advisor, ask them questions about how to implement your goals. Or, talk to your bank about new savings or investment opportunities. [Frugal Buzz]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/01/4-simple-productivity-hacks-always-wake-productive.html">4 Simple Productivity Hacks to Always Wake Up Productive</a> &mdash; Set a morning routine to help you start the day off right. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/create-art-wall-like-decorator/">How to Create an Art Wall Like a Decorator!</a> &mdash; Start by measuring the area of wall that you'll be decorating. Then, set your art and photos on the floor and move things around until you have a layout that you like. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/01/14/tips-for-dealing-with-dings-chips-and-holes-in-otherwise-perfect-walls/">Tips for Dealing with Dings, Chips and Holes in Otherwise Perfect Walls</a> &mdash; The printer paper method can be used to fill a small hole in your wall. All you need is a piece of plain printer paper, 400-grit sandpaper, and some clear Elmer&rsquo;s glue. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/housing/3-reasons-renting-might-be-the-right-move-for-you/">3 Reasons Renting Might Be the Right Move for You</a> &mdash; Renting gives you the flexibility to move without worrying about selling a house when you want to live somewhere else. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-stop-coddling-your-kids">How to Stop Coddling Your Kids</a> &mdash; If your child gets into a dispute with another child, stand back and see if they can resolve the conflict on their own. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p>&nbsp;</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-best-apps-for-savings-on-dining-out">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-7-best-cities-for-frugal-foodies">The 7 Best Cities for Frugal Foodies</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-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</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/40-restaurants-that-offer-senior-discounts">40 Restaurants That Offer Senior Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-cheapskates-guide-to-eating-out">A Cheapskate’s Guide to Eating Out</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/a-dinner-party-for-6-feed-em-for-under-20">A Dinner Party for 6: Feed &#039;Em for Under $20</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Food and Drink apps best money tips dining out Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1638730 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Recover From Big Financial Mistakes http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-recover-from-big-financial-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-how-to-recover-from-big-financial-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_computer_stressed_000077387937.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to recover from big financial 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 ways to recover from major financial mistakes, how to afford an amazing trip this year, and home and auto maintenance tasks that people often forget.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Fix-Bad-Credit-36697705">Don't Panic! You CAN Recover From These 5 Major Financial Mistakes</a> &mdash; Health insurance companies may cancel your insurance if you miss a premium payment &mdash; and they're pretty strict about it, too. Still, give them a call, explain what happened, and ask them what you can do to keep the insurance. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4061/save-up-for-vacation">Start Planning Now: 11 Steps to Affording an Amazing Trip in 2016</a> &mdash; Set up a dedicated bank account for vacation savings and keep your hands off! The only activity on this account should be deposits. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/eleven-simple-but-vital-home-and-auto-maintenance-tasks-that-people-often-forget/">11 Simple but Vital Home and Auto Maintenance Tasks That People Often Forget</a> &mdash; Check and replace your windshield wipers. It only takes about 20 seconds! [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/mortgages/10-steps-to-taking-control-of-your-mortgage-debt/65930">10 Steps to Taking Control of Your Mortgage Debt</a> &mdash; Round your monthly mortgage payment up to the nearest hundred. It may not seem like much, but the additional dollars make a big difference in the long run. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/01/13/practical-steps-to-breaking-a-bad-habit.html">Practical Steps to Breaking a Bad Habit</a> &mdash; Pinpoint the triggers that cause you to act on a bad habit, then take steps to avoid those triggers as much as you possibly can. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/7-tips-to-not-getting-distracted-as-a-freelancer/">7 Tips to Not Getting Distracted as a Freelancer</a> &mdash; Put on a pair of headphones. Music can increase productivity as well as block out ambient noise. [Due.com]</p> <p><a href="http://savvyscot.com/5-exceptional-ways-to-teach-your-kids-about-money-management/">5 Exceptional Ways to Teach Your Kids about Money Management</a> &mdash; Your kids may be more motivated to save if you give them an incentive, like a &quot;mini-retirement plan&quot;. [The Savvy Scot]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/free-apps-that-will-help-you-lose-weight">10 Free Apps That Will Help You Lose Weight</a> &mdash; MyFitnessPal helps you track food intake and exercise goals, and you can get your Facebook friends involved in your goals, too. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.shoplet.com/work-better/10-simple-tips-to-maintain-your-cool-for-2016/">10 Simple Tips to Maintain Your Cool for 2016</a> &mdash; Need to release some stress? Whip out a journal or notepad and write it out. Be specific about the issue and why it bothered you. [Shoplet]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-surefire-ways-to-get-your-kids-to-listen">6 Surefire Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen</a> &mdash; Make sure you're listening, too. Say your piece, then allow your kids to ask questions and express thoughts and concerns. [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-recover-from-big-financial-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-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/10-financial-mistakes-to-stop-making-in-2014">10 Financial Mistakes to Stop Making in 2014</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-small-mistakes-that-can-ruin-your-finances">10 Small Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Finances</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/what-is-your-financial-kryptonite-and-how-to-conquer-it">What Is Your Financial Kryptonite (and How to Conquer It)</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/7-decisions-that-seem-ok-now-but-might-ruin-your-finances-later">7 Decisions That Seem OK Now, but Might Ruin Your Finances Later</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips financial mistakes Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:00:03 +0000 Amy Lu 1638729 at http://www.wisebread.com