best money tips http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12024/all en-US Best Money Tips: These Bedtime Tips Will Boost Your Productivity http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-these-bedtime-tips-will-boost-your-productivity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-these-bedtime-tips-will-boost-your-productivity" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_sleeping_bed_134247841.jpg" alt="Woman using bedtime tips to boost productivity" 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 bedtime tips to boost daytime productivity, how to save money on health care, and ways to invest in real estate.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Sleep-Hacks-Boost-Productivity-41884167">These 18 Bedtime Tips Will Boost Your Daily Productivity</a> &mdash; A sleep mask can help block out light for better rest. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://www.fivecentnickel.com/how-to-save-money-health-insurance-healthcare-gpt/">How to Save Money on Healthcare</a> &mdash; Take advantage of free screenings that may be offered at community health fairs in your area. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="https://ptmoney.com/ways-to-invest-in-real-estate/">6 Different Ways to Invest in Real Estate (from $10 to $100,000)</a> &mdash; You don't need a ton of money to invest in real estate. Just know that the real power of real estate is in rental income. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/these-amazing-websites-will-teach-you-a-new-skill-even-if-youre-busy/">These Amazing Websites Will Teach You a Great New Skill (Even If You&rsquo;re Busy)</a> &mdash; Don't stop learning! These websites are great for people who want to develop new skills on their own time. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2017/03/23/how-to-keep-home-repair-bills-from-getting-out-of-hand/">How to Keep Home Repair Bills From Getting Out of Hand</a> &mdash; It can be difficult to prioritize preventative maintenance, but it's important to address minor issues before they become major problems. [Frugal Village]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cleverdude.com/content/money-tips-for-your-next-road-trip/">Money Tips for Your Next Road Trip</a> &mdash; Have your vehicle checked out before you hit the road. If you have any doubts about your car making it to the end of the trip, consider renting one. [Clever Dude]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2017/03/22/tell-cheap-frugal.html">How To Tell If You Are Cheap Or Frugal</a> &mdash; A cheap person considers cost above all else, while a frugal person things value is most important. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2017/03/6-ways-create-productive-morning-routine/">6 Ways To Create A Productive Morning Routine</a> &mdash; A productive morning routine will not only help you get things done, it'll nourish your soul, too. [Get Organized Wizard]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/10-ways-to-strengthen-your-love/">10 Ways to Strengthen Your Love</a> &mdash; Show your feelings as often as possible! Keep your love alive with compliments, sweet words, and other little gestures. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-build-an-american-girl-doll-compatible-bed">How to Build an American Girl Doll-Compatible Bed</a> &mdash; American Girl dolls and their accessories can cost a pretty penny, but you can save some money with this DIY bed fit for your child's doll. [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-these-bedtime-tips-will-boost-your-productivity">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/change-your-life-by-changing-your-bedtime-routine">Change Your Life by Changing Your Bedtime Routine</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-benefits-of-being-a-morning-person">9 Benefits of Being a Morning Person</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/that-what-if-you-knew-you-were-going-to-die-question">That &quot;What if you knew you were going to die&quot; question</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-wake-up-fast-and-attack-the-day">How to Wake Up Fast and Attack the Day</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Productivity bedtime best money tips Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1915405 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: What to Stockpile By the Month http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-what-to-stockpile-by-the-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-what-to-stockpile-by-the-month" 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_list_530187558.jpg" alt="Woman wondering what to stockpile by month" 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 what to stockpile each month, simple ways to lower your taxes in retirement, and tips for negotiating your apartment lease.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.5dollardinners.com/seasonal-stockpiling-what-to-buy-when-at-the-grocery-store/">Seasonal Stockpiling &ndash; What to Buy When at the Grocery Store</a> &mdash; March is Frozen Food Month, so you'll see sales on things like frozen vegetables, sides, potatoes, and entrees. [$5 Dinners]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/3-simple-ways-to-lower-your-taxes-in-retirement/">3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Taxes in Retirement</a> &mdash; One way to lower your taxes in retirement is by converting your traditional IRA or 401(k) to a Roth IRA, ideally before you reach 70 &frac12; years old. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/5-tips-for-negotiating-your-apartment-lease/">5 Tips for Negotiating Your Apartment Lease</a> &mdash; Finding tenants can be a hassle, so your landlord may be more open to negotiating if you can commit to a longer lease. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2017/0320/A-new-way-of-looking-at-food-castaways">A new way of looking at food castaways</a> &mdash; Think of how you can use as much of a produce item as you can before you throw any part of it away. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Habits-Punctual-People-34396381">7 Habits of People Who Are Always on Time</a> &mdash; Punctual people are realistic about how long it takes for them to get ready, and they often add a few minutes to give themselves some wiggle room. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/mortgage-home/fixer-upper/">Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper Home?</a> &mdash; It's a seller's market, so don't expect dirt-cheap prices for older homes. Know what the area's market conditions are before you take on a fixer-upper. [Money Mini Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/spring-vegetables-in-season-16156/">30 Spring Vegetables You Should Be Eating Now</a> &mdash; Rhubarb starts showing up at farmers markets in early spring. You can use them in pies and jams as well as in savory dishes. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://shebudgets.com/lifestyle/travel/fly-first-class-less/71897">How To Fly First Class For Less</a> &mdash; Ask about first class cash upgrades when you are checking in. It's much cheaper than booking first class from the beginning. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stackthechips.com/5-ways-quickly-increase-curb-appeal-home/">5 Ways To Quickly Increase The Curb Appeal Of Your Home</a> &mdash; Power wash the exterior of your home to get rid of many years' worth of built-up grime, dirt, and debris. [Stack The Chips]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/19938/stop-spending-on-your-baby-and-save-for-college-instead.html">3 Ways to Stop Spending On Your Baby and Save for College Instead</a> &mdash; Don't throw big birthday parties for a baby who won't remember them. Hold off until your child is old enough to specifically request what he wants for his birthday. [Everything Finance]</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-what-to-stockpile-by-the-month">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-ethics-of-hoarding">The ethics of hoarding</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-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</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-deep-conditioners">The 5 Best Deep Conditioners</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/whats-to-love-about-kmart">What&#039;s To Love About Kmart</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/school-bookstores-cant-afford-cheap-textbooks">School Bookstores Can&#039;t Afford Cheap Textbooks</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips stockpiling Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:30:14 +0000 Amy Lu 1914538 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 80+ Delicious Meals for $5 or Less http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-80-delicious-meals-for-5-or-less <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-80-delicious-meals-for-5-or-less" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_salad_dinner_178591109.jpg" alt="Woman making delicious meals for $5 or less" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on amazing meals that you can make for under $5, germ magnets that need spring cleaning now, and tips to help you decide whether to rent or buy.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/5-Meals-34402716">Make These 86 Amazing Meals For $5 or Less</a> &mdash; Great food doesn't have to cost a lot. You an make pasta carbonara, sesame chicken, black bean quesadillas, and so many other dishes for $5 or less. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/cleaning-to-kill-germs/">10 Germ Magnets That Need Spring Cleaning Now</a> &mdash; Purses and wallets travel with us everywhere and can easily pick up bacteria when you set them down. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2017/0316/Six-tips-to-help-you-decide-whether-to-rent-or-buy">Six tips to help you decide whether to rent or buy</a> &mdash; Take a look at your local housing market. Trendy cities that grow quickly tend to become saturated with potential renters, which means increased rent and home prices. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/best-deals-on-airbnb/">How to Score the Best Deals on Airbnb</a> &mdash; A booking at a mansion or at an apartment with a skyline view is much more affordable if you bring friends and split the cost. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="https://fitzvillafuerte.com/quick-tips-conserve-water-home-save-money.html">15 Quick Tips on How To Conserve Water at Home and Save Money</a> &mdash; There are many ways to conserve water in the kitchen. For example, wash fruits and vegetables in a pan of water, then re-use the water for your plants. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneyspruce.com/5-ways-save-strict-budget/">5 Ways to Save While on a Strict Budget</a> &mdash; Look around at your stuff and sell anything that you don't use. [Money Spruce]</p> <p><a href="http://flippingincome.com/5-hidden-gems-dont-want-miss/">5 Hidden Gems You Don&rsquo;t Want to Miss</a> &mdash; Keep an eye out for these hidden gems when you're shopping yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores. They can give you a healthy profit when you resell them! [Flipping Income]</p> <p><a href="http://www.takeasmartstep.com/small-business-tax-deductions/">4 Things About Small Business Tax Deductions that Will Save You Money</a> &mdash; Your small business can save a lot of money with tax deductions, but don't buy stuff just for the deductions. Instead of spending money on things you don't need, use it to grow your business. [Smart Step]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/how-to-market-yourself/">How to Market Yourself During A Career Search</a> &mdash; Figure out what your unique selling point is and make it the focus of your marketing campaign. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="https://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/minimize-save-minimalist-lifestyle-can-help-save-money/">Minimize and Save: How a Minimalist Lifestyle Can Help You Save Money</a> &mdash; Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on the financial benefits of a minimalist lifestyle. [Experian]</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-delicious-meals-for-5-or-less">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-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/20-cheap-and-easy-soup-recipes">20 Cheap and Easy Soup Recipes</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-to-eat-every-day-a-month-of-frugal-meals">What to Eat Every Day: A Month of Frugal Meals</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-ways-to-save-on-dinner-no-meal-planning-required">8 Ways to Save on Dinner — No Meal Planning Required</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-clean-eating-slow-cooker-recipes">8 Great Clean Eating Slow Cooker Recipes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-awesome-muffin-tin-recipes-for-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner">15 Awesome Muffin Tin Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips cheap meals Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:00:10 +0000 Amy Lu 1913137 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Dumb, Costly Moves That Homebuyers Make http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-dumb-costly-moves-that-homebuyers-make <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-dumb-costly-moves-that-homebuyers-make" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/family_new_house_180809344.jpg" alt="homebuyers making dumb, costly 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 articles on costly moves that homebuyers make, when to book the cheapest flights for the holidays, and easy ways to spring clean your home in a day.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/7-dumb-expensive-moves-homebuyers-make/">7 Dumb and Costly Moves Homebuyers Make</a> &mdash; For most people, a home is one of the biggest purchases you can make. You want a proven professional to walk you through the process. Don't hire someone as a favor or try to do it yourself. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2017/0317/When-to-book-the-cheapest-flights-for-holiday-travel">When to book the cheapest flights for holiday travel</a> &mdash; When it comes to cheap holiday flights, there IS such a thing as buying too early. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.easyways.net/10-easy-ways-spring-clean-home-day/">10 Easy Ways To Spring Clean Your Home In A Day</a> &mdash; Make a list of the areas that need cleaning and assign tasks to family members. [easyWays]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Where-Travel-Alone-43080336#photo-43080343">4 Cities That Are So Much Better to Experience on Your Own</a> &mdash; Plus, What to Bring &mdash; Urban explorers will love New Orleans. Bring a cute hat, sunscreen, and aspirin just in case &mdash; there are brass bands playing on every corner, you know! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://shebudgets.com/lifestyle/careers/how-healthy-is-your-job-signs-that-your-job-is-hurting-you/71572">How &ldquo;Healthy&rdquo; is Your Job? Signs That Your Job is Hurting You</a> &mdash; You can put your life at risk if you constantly work over 40 hours a week. [SheBudgets]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/quick-fix-3-ways-remove-pet-hair-gif/">Quick Fix: 3 Ways to Remove Pet Hair</a> &mdash; Use rubber or latex gloves to remove pet hair on upholstery.&nbsp; [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/03/17/5-things-to-know-before-applying-for-social-securi.aspx?source=iedfolrf0000001">5 Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security</a> &mdash; If you're married, it's important to know how Social Security benefits for spouses work. [The Motley Fool]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stackthechips.com/planning-buy-foreclosure-follow-5-rules/">Planning To Buy A Foreclosure? Follow These 5 Rules</a> &mdash; Foreclosure laws vary from state to state, so you should get familiar with the laws that regulate foreclosure transactions in your area. Don't hesitate to hire a professional if you need help. [Stack The Chips]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/how-to-learn-any-language-on-your-own-step-by-step-guide/">How to Learn Any Language On Your Own (Step-by-Step Guide)</a> &mdash; Reflect on past experiences and figure out the best way you've learned new things. When you know what methods do and do not work for you, you'll save a lot of time, stress, and hassle. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-easy-ways-to-deal-with-a-bedwetter">6 Easy Ways to Deal With a Bedwetter</a> &mdash; Make sure your child pees right before bed. They may protest, but this might prevent an accident in the middle of the bed. [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-dumb-costly-moves-that-homebuyers-make">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/these-are-the-8-most-common-homebuying-mistakes-foreclosure-experts-see">These Are the 8 Most Common Homebuying Mistakes Foreclosure Experts See</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/basic-tips-for-buying-a-bank-owned-home">6 Basic Tips for Buying a Bank Owned Home</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-things-i-learned-from-renting-out-my-home-on-airbnb">13 Things I Learned From Renting Out My Home on Airbnb</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/heres-what-to-do-if-you-cant-afford-your-mortgage-payment">Here&#039;s What to Do If You Can&#039;t Afford Your Mortgage Payment</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-surprising-reasons-your-fixed-rate-mortgage-payment-could-rise">The Surprising Reasons Your Fixed-Rate Mortgage Payment Could Rise</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Real Estate and Housing best money tips homebuying Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:30:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1911511 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 75 Things You Don't Need to Buy http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-75-things-you-dont-need-to-buy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-75-things-you-dont-need-to-buy" 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_shampoo_477135494.jpg" alt="Woman learning things she doesn&#039;t need to buy" 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 things you really don&rsquo;t need to buy, budget-friendly ways to do retail therapy, and apps that pay you for your selfies.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/useless-things-you-dont-need-to-buy/">75 Things You Really Don't Need to Buy</a> &mdash; Skip the premium gas. Few cars actually require high-octane gasoline. Check your car's manual and stick to the lowest recommended octane level. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="https://fitzvillafuerte.com/6-ways-retail-therapy-without-ruining-budget.html">6 Ways To Do Retail Therapy Without Ruining Your Budget</a> &mdash; Retail therapy can actually be good for you if you do it right. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="https://www.savingfreak.com/get-paid-for-selfies/">5 Apps Where You Can Get Paid to Take Selfies</a> &mdash; These companies will pay you for the right to use your selfies. [Saving Freak]</p> <p><a href="http://gretchenrubin.com/happiness_project/2017/03/view-the-world-fresh-eyes-see-clearly/">Want to View the World with Fresh Eyes? 13 Tips to See More Clearly.</a> &mdash; Pretend to be a tourist and really pay attention to your surroundings. [Gretchen Rubin]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Biggest-Regrets-Life-43309570">35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life</a> &mdash; Don't live a life of regrets. Take a step back, look at your choices, and consider making a few changes. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/retirement-planning-tips/">Retirement Made Easy: Tips To Make The Transition Simple</a> &mdash; Boredom and loneliness can be bad for your physical and mental health. Retirees can try volunteering, going to local shows and concerts, or playing sports. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="https://unclutterer.com/2017/03/16/three-strategies-avoid-losing-things">Three strategies to avoid losing things</a> &mdash; Limit what you carry with you when you're out and about to lower the odds of losing something. [Unclutterer]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/stay-calm/">How to Stay Calm: 17 Tips for Stressful and Frustrating Situations</a> &mdash; When you start to feel really frustrated, angry, or sad about a situation, question your perspective before it goes any further. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2017/03/5-ways-to-get-organized-in-15-minutes/">5 Ways To Get Organized in 15 Minutes</a> &mdash; If you need to do some quick tidying, put loose items in a laundry basket and set it aside to re-home later.&nbsp; [Get Organized Wizard]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-help-your-kids-grieve-after-losing-a-family-pet">How to Help Your Kids Grieve After Losing a Family Pet</a> &mdash; Respective that everyone grieves differently, including your children. Let them process the experience at their own pace. [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-75-things-you-dont-need-to-buy">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-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 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-5-best-deep-conditioners">The 5 Best Deep Conditioners</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-find-the-cheapest-college-textbooks">How to find the cheapest college textbooks</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/gifts-for-grads">Gifts For Grads</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/school-bookstores-cant-afford-cheap-textbooks">School Bookstores Can&#039;t Afford Cheap Textbooks</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips don't buy Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:00:18 +0000 Amy Lu 1910934 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Cook Healthier With These Ingredient Substitutions http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cook-healthier-with-these-ingredient-substitutions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-cook-healthier-with-these-ingredient-substitutions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_cooking_dinner_521614808.jpg" alt="Man cooking healthier with ingredient substitutions" 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 ingredient substitutions for healthier cooking, work from home jobs you should avoid, and habits of irresistible people.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.5dollardinners.com/6-ingredient-substitutions-for-healthier-cooking/">6 Ingredient Substitutions for Healthier Cooking</a> &mdash; Instead of adding cream to your coffee or tea, try coconut milk. It isn't low fat or low calorie, but you're trading empty calories and fat for healthy fat that can make you feel fuller.&nbsp; [$5 Dinners]</p> <p><a href="http://shebudgets.com/lifestyle/careers/10-work-from-home-jobs-you-should-avoid-at-all-costs/71329">10 Work From Home Jobs You Should Avoid at All Costs</a> &mdash; Craft making sounds like a fun way to make money, but most of these jobs require you to pay for the materials up front and won't pay you for the final product. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Irresistible-People-Do-43307853">10 Habits of Irresistible People</a> &mdash; Irresistible people make sure to be friendly but never fake. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/apartment-gardening-3-ways-to-bring-in-the-outdoors/">Apartment Gardening: 3 Ways to Bring In the Outdoors</a> &mdash; Choose plants that can help purify the air in your apartment, like snake and spider plants. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://fortunateinvestor.com/tips-lifestyle-inflation-save-money/">7 Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation &amp; Save Money</a> &mdash; Develop long-term financial goals to give you a reason to keep your finances in order. [The Fortunate Investor</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-opening-a-college-savings-plan">7 Things You Need to Know About Opening a College Savings Plan</a> &mdash; Multiple people can contribute to a 529 plan, giving family members or friends the chance to chip in. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://afewshortcuts.com/2017/03/6-tips-staging-garage-sale-best-results/">6 Tips for Staging Your Garage Sale for Best Results</a> &mdash; Place large, eye-catching items near the street to attract shoppers. Think of it like a display window for your garage sale! [A Few Shortcuts]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adebtfreestressfreelife.com/top-ten-spring-cleaning-tips/">Top Ten Spring Cleaning Tips from A Professional House Cleaner</a> &mdash; Clean at the right time of day. Try to finish before sunlight starts to fade and avoid cleaning on rainy days. You'll have an easier time seeing the dirt and grim on bright, sunny days. [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]</p> <p><a href="http://savvyscot.com/5-items-exclude-wedding-budget/">5 Items to Exclude From Your Wedding Budget</a> &mdash; Unless you're having a destination wedding or it's around a major holiday, you don't really need to send out Save the Date cards. [The Savvy Scot]</p> <p><a href="https://timemanagementninja.com/2017/03/5-times-you-should-make-a-phone-call-to-get-things-done/">5 Times You Should Make a Phone Call to Get Things Done</a> &mdash; Never put criticism or coaching in an email where your tone and intent can be misconstrued. Verbal conversations are easier to understand. [Time Management Ninja]</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-cook-healthier-with-these-ingredient-substitutions">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-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</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/tasty-healthy-breakfast-cookies-with-chocolate-covered-espresso-beans">Tasty, Healthy Breakfast Cookies With Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans</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-places-to-find-free-or-cheap-mason-jars">5 Places to Find Free or Cheap Mason Jars</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-breakfast-foods-to-help-you-ace-your-job-interview">10 Breakfast Foods to Help You Ace Your Job Interview</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips ingredient substitutions Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:30:13 +0000 Amy Lu 1910032 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Easy Ways to Make Money From Social Media http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-easy-ways-to-make-money-from-social-media <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-easy-ways-to-make-money-from-social-media" 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_smartphone_508340052.jpg" alt="Woman learning easy ways to make money from social media" 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 easy ways to make money from social media, tips to make technology last beyond the warranty, and how to make the most of a health savings account.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/make-money-from-social-media/">Five Easy Ways To Make Money From Social Media</a> &mdash; If you're an avid Instagram user with a strong following, you're already halfway to monetizing your account. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/best-ways-to-make-technology-last-longer-15946/">15 Tips to Make Technology Last Beyond the Warranty</a> &mdash; Turning your laptop on and off several times a day is actually more stressful to the system than leaving it on. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T027-C001-S003-how-to-make-the-most-of-a-health-savings-account.html">How to Make the Most of a Health Savings Account</a> &mdash; An HSA is a great way to save a tax-free stash of money for medical expenses. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/In-Gear/2017/0311/Five-questions-about-future-of-electric-cars-under-Trump-administration">Five questions about future of electric cars under Trump administration</a> &mdash; The future of electric cars and other zero-emission vehicles is uncertain under the new presidential administration. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Plan-Destination-Wedding-US-43303260">5 Expert Tips on Planning a Destination Wedding &mdash; No Passport Required</a> &mdash; To make sure that hotels will be available for your guests, check for all major events happening at your destination location around your planned date. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://commoncentsmom.com/2017/03/how-to-plan-a-staycation/">How to Plan a Staycation</a> &mdash; Make a staycation feel like a real vacation by setting some ground rules, like no email, no work, and no cooking, cleaning, or doing laundry. [Common Cents Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/best-short-term-investments-right-now-for-your-money/">The 11 Best Short Term Investments For Your Money</a> &mdash; Short-term investing allows you to invest their money without tying it up for long periods of time. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/5-tips-make-biggest-profit-selling-home/">5 Tips To Make The Biggest Profit When Selling Your Home</a> &mdash; 54% of homebuyers are willing to pay more for a home with hardwood flooring. Since flooring tends to be the most worn part of a home, new floors would make a good impression. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/19867/4-reasons-budget-may-change-month.html">4 Reasons Your Budget May Change Each Month</a> &mdash; Your overall income can change from month to month if you work on commission. When your income changes, your budget likely will, too. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/stop-overbooking-schedule/">How to Stop Overbooking Your Schedule</a> &mdash; Create scheduling guidelines to keep your week organized no matter what appointments you have. [The Order Expert]</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-easy-ways-to-make-money-from-social-media">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-social-media-stars-who-earn-way-more-than-you">5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More Than 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/6-ways-to-make-extra-money-using-social-media">6 Ways to Make Extra Money Using Social Media</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/secrets-to-finding-and-winning-facebook-promotional-giveaways">Secrets to Finding and Winning Facebook Promotional Giveaways</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-tweeting-0">How to Make Money Tweeting</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-earn-extra-income-with-twitter">How to Earn Extra Income With Twitter</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips social media Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:30:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1909368 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: The Best Times to Buy New Smartphones http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-best-times-to-buy-new-smartphones <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-the-best-times-to-buy-new-smartphones" 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_smartphone_510305700.jpg" alt="Woman learning best times to buy a new smartphone" 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 best times to buy new smartphones at a discount, fun spring activities, and the highest-paying jobs you can get without a degree.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2017/0313/The-best-times-to-buy-2017-s-most-popular-smartphones-at-a-discount">The best times to buy 2017's most popular smartphones at a discount</a> &mdash; New phones tend to drop in price a few months after release. The best tie to buy depends on which phone you want. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Do-Spring-43272902">50 Fun Spring Activities</a> &mdash; Take advantage of the warmer weather and spend a day at the park with some friends. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/jobs-without-degree/">21 Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree (Earn as much as $85,810)</a> &mdash; You don't necessarily need a college degree to earn more &mdash; sometimes far more &mdash; than minimum wage. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefinancialblogger.com/6-easy-ways-to-earn-money-via-referrals/">6 Easy Ways to Earn Money Via Referrals</a> &mdash; If there's a product or service that you love and recommend to people anyway, why not get paid for spreading the love? [The Financial Blogger]</p> <p><a href="http://shoppingkim.com/look-things-buy-makeup/">Look For These 6 Things Before You Buy Makeup</a> &mdash; When you're buying makeup, look for the use buy date and ask yourself if you're likely to finish the product in the specified time frame. [Shopping Kim]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://shebudgets.com/personal-finance/banking/savings-account/three-types-savings-accounts-always/70997">Three Types of Savings Accounts You Should Always Have</a> &mdash; It's a good idea to have a savings account for emergencies, for fun, and for big life events like the down payment on a home or an all-cash car purchase. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/smart-money/heres-why-you-should-think-twice-about-that-income-based-repayment-plan/">Here&rsquo;s Why You Should Think Twice About That Income-Based Repayment Plan</a> &mdash; Income-based plans may sound more affordable than other repayment options, but you may end up paying more in the long run. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.currentoncurrency.com/8-ways-responsibly-support-broke-friend/">8 Ways to Responsibly Support a Broke Friend</a> &mdash; When you and your friend want to go somewhere, offer to drive so they don't have to pay for gas. [Current on Currency]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/when-life-sucks">10 Things You Can Do When You Think Life Sucks</a> &mdash; Focus less on the whys of a negative situation and more on the small and practical steps you can take to make things better. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="https://unclutterer.com/2017/03/10/organize-big-little-tasks-work/">Organize big and little tasks at work</a> &mdash; List out those small, annoying administrative tasks that are tedious but necessary. Set aside the right block of time to do them so you can devote your most productive hours to the big stuff. [Unclutterer]</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-the-best-times-to-buy-new-smartphones">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-best-5-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/how-to-use-up-remaining-balances-on-prepaid-gift-cards">How to Use Up Remaining Balances on Prepaid 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/10-gifts-for-your-boss">10 Gifts for Your Boss</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-face-peels">The 5 Best Face Peels</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-descalers">The 5 Best Descalers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips new smartphones Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:00:10 +0000 Amy Lu 1908850 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Save at IKEA http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-save-at-ikea <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-save-at-ikea" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/ikea_store_sign_458939873.jpg" alt="Finding smart ways to save at IKEA" 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 ways to save more at Ikea, surprising products and services that don&rsquo;t require a contract, and tips for a low maintenance garden.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/6-ways-save-more-ikea/">6 Ways to Save More at Ikea</a> &mdash; IKEA's &quot;as is&quot; section is where you'll find returned, display, and slightly damaged products at much lower prices. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbriana.com/5-products-services-can-buy-without-contract/">5 Products &amp; Services You Can Buy Without A Contract</a> &mdash; Standard home security usually has a low price up front in exchange for a contract, like cable TV. But many people are setting up their own personal home security cameras that record and backup to a cloud storage service. [Bargain Briana]</p> <p><a href="http://afewshortcuts.com/2017/03/7-tips-for-a-low-maintenance-garden/">7 Tips for a Low Maintenance Garden</a> &mdash; You'll spend less time weeding, watering, and fertilizing your garden by adding mulch to your ground or potted plants. [A Few Shortcuts]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/In-Gear/2017/0305/10-rental-cars-that-don-t-measure-up-and-the-models-to-rent-instead">10 rental cars that don't measure up and the models to rent instead</a> &mdash; These cars are popular with rental fleets, but you can definitely do better for comfort, cargo space, fuel efficiency, and safety. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/What-Should-I-Throw-Out-43278246">11 Things You Need to Throw Out This Spring</a> &mdash; Get rid of any cables or cords that you haven't needed in a year. You don't need that tangled mess in your life! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2017/03/08/5-cheap-vacation-ideas-2017-beyond/">5 Cheap Vacation Ideas for 2017 and Beyond</a> &mdash; If you have a good friend or family who lives across the country, consider trading houses for an agreed-upon period and eliminate hotel/housing expenses completely! [Cult of Money]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/track-workouts/">Tracking Your Workout Activity: Several Ways You Can Do It</a> &mdash; The simplest is probably the handy calendar, where you can plan out the workouts you will do each day. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2017/03/09/working-from-home-productivity/">5 Techniques to Stay Focused and Productive When Working From Home</a> &mdash; Changing out of your pajamas in the morning can help put you into the working mindset.&nbsp; [Life Optimizer]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2017/03/5-things-immediately-boost-teens-organization-skills/">5 Things To Do Immediately To Boost Your Teen&rsquo;s Organization Skills</a> &mdash; A large, one-pocket backpack turns into a dumping ground for disorder as soon as your teen puts anything in it. Get them a multi-pocket backpack so they're able to organize their belongings. [Get Organized Wizard]</p> <p><a href="http://sweethometimes.com/5-tech-items-you-need-in-your-house/">5 Tech Items You Need in Your House</a> &mdash; People are moving away from the desktop computer, but it can do and store a lot more than your phone, tablet, and laptop combined. [Sweet Home Times]</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-smart-ways-to-save-at-ikea">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/8-ikea-shopping-tricks">8 IKEA Shopping Tricks</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-use-up-remaining-balances-on-prepaid-gift-cards">How to Use Up Remaining Balances on Prepaid 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/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</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-gifts-for-your-boss">10 Gifts for Your Boss</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/9-simple-ways-to-stop-impulse-buying">9 Simple Ways to Stop Impulse Buying</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips Ikea Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:30:16 +0000 Amy Lu 1907270 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-cut-your-grocery-bill-in-half <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-cut-your-grocery-bill-in-half" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_grocery_bag_511027152.jpg" alt="Woman cutting her grocery bill in half" 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 cut your grocery bill in half, simple spring cleaning tricks, and what you need to know about money boundaries.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.adebtfreestressfreelife.com/cut-your-grocery-bill-in-half/">Take Charge of Your Food Budget and Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half</a> -- Keep a price book to track the cost of grocery items at different stores. The price book will help you see which store offers the best prices, and when a sale is a real sale. [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Easy-Spring-Cleaning-Tips-43255227">Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze With These 11 Simple Tricks</a> -- Get a solid pair of rubber gloves to keep your hands safe and unexposed to harsher cleaning chemicals. The rubbery surface is also great for pulling up pesky pet hair. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/finding-and-handling-your-money-boundaries/">Finding and Handling Your Money Boundaries</a> -- Finding and properly handling your money boundaries will help you stay on track for financial success -- and happiness. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://shebudgets.com/health/10-quick-tips-score-healthy-body-time-score-high/72216">10 Quick Tips to Score A Healthy Body: It&rsquo;s Time to score High</a> -- Including weights in your workout routine will help in the overall development of your muscles. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/how-much-does-it-really-cost-to-own-a-dog/">How Much Does It Really Cost to Own a Dog?</a> -- The average dog owner spends $269 on food for their dog annually. Dog treats can add on an additional $61 each year. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/3-mindset-shifts-need-make-business-successful/">3 Mindset Shifts You Need to Make For Your Business to Be Successful</a> -- We second guess ourselves and our ideas too often. As a business owner, you need to be clear on your mission and vision for your company. [Due]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.equifax.com/identity/how-to-help-your-elderly-parents-recognize-a-scam/">How to Help Your Elderly Parents Recognize a Scam</a> -- As a precaution against telephone scams, have your parents allow unrecognized numbers to go directly to voicemail. [Equifax]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/how-to/see-the-world/">How to See the World Without Sacrificing Your Job</a> -- It's possible to explore the world while still earning a stable income to keep your finances healthy. [MoneyMiniBlog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/secrets-to-health-wealth/">20 Secrets to Long-Term Health and Wealth</a> -- If you want to fight the effects of aging, put these on your to-do list: physical activity, resistance training, jumping, and cardio. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/7-tips-for-an-affordable-holiday/">7 Tips for an Affordable Holiday</a> -- Figure out what your priorities are for the trip. This will help you identify the areas where you can spend less without feeling like you missed out. [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-ways-to-cut-your-grocery-bill-in-half">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-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</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/tasty-healthy-breakfast-cookies-with-chocolate-covered-espresso-beans">Tasty, Healthy Breakfast Cookies With Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans</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-places-to-find-free-or-cheap-mason-jars">5 Places to Find Free or Cheap Mason Jars</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-breakfast-foods-to-help-you-ace-your-job-interview">10 Breakfast Foods to Help You Ace Your Job Interview</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips grocery bill Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:00:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1906386 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Easy Ways to Protect Your Identity http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-easy-ways-to-protect-your-identity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-easy-ways-to-protect-your-identity" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/identity_theft_protection_469750754.jpg" alt="Finding easy ways to protect your identity" 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 easy ways to protect your identity, activities that will make you happier every day, and uses for baking soda in your home.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.easyways.net/10-easy-ways-protect-identity/">10 Easy Ways To Protect Your Identity</a> &mdash; Never carry important documents, like your passport or social security card, on your person or in your car. [easyWays]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Can-I-Feel-Happy-43012183">31 Activities That Will Make You Happier Every Day</a> &mdash; Inject happiness into your day by cuddling a pet, treating yourself to your favorite dessert, or planning your next adventure. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://commoncentsmom.com/2017/03/10-uses-baking-soda-home/">10 Uses for Baking Soda in Your Home</a> &mdash; Freshen your mattress by sprinkling a thin layer of baking soda over the top. Let is sit for a few hours, then remove the baking soda with a vacuum. [Common Cents Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/ways-organize-pantry/">7 Easy Ways to Organize a Pantry</a> &mdash; Labeling the items in your pantry is a breeze when you reuse labels from existing packaging. Just cut out the labels from boxes, bags and packages, and tape onto the new storage containers. [The Order Expert]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2017/0305/UPS-is-testing-drone-deliveries-but-don-t-expect-to-see-one-soon">UPS is testing drone deliveries, but don't expect to see one soon</a> &mdash; Drone deliveries could help rural shoppers get their deliveries, but there are still many practical and legal issues that need to be addressed. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/03/06/best-ways-fund-relationship-bank-account/">The Best Ways to Fund Your Relationship Bank Account</a> &mdash; One way to look at a relationship is to compare it to a bank account, where positive interactions are deposits and negative interactions are withdrawals. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/5-ways-to-conquer-stress-when-life-is-overwhelming-you/">5 Ways to Conquer Stress When Life is Overwhelming You</a> &mdash; Trying to meditate when you're stressed can cause even more frustration. Allow yourself to simply check in with your breathing and practice mindfulness throughout your day if meditation isn't working for you. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="https://timemanagementninja.com/2017/03/the-four-basic-time-management-tools-you-need/">The Four Basic Time Management Tools You Need</a> &mdash; Everyone should keep a calendar to track, plan, and schedule your time. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.productivesuperdad.com/work-life-balance-from-home/">5 Simple Ways to Find Work-Life Balance If You Are Working from Home</a> &mdash; You need to be the one that draws the line between work and life. If you want to keep both your clients and your family happy, keep dedicated work hours and life hours, and don't let them mix. [Productive Superdad]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-ways-to-deal-when-your-child-is-an-early-riser">7 Ways to Deal When Your Child Is an Early Riser</a> &mdash; Give your early riser a plan so they know what solo activities they can do while everyone else is still sleeping. [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-easy-ways-to-protect-your-identity">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/8-things-you-must-immediately-do-after-losing-your-smartphone">8 Things You Must Immediately Do After Losing Your Smartphone</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/when-is-it-okay-to-share-your-social-security-number">When Is It Okay to Share Your Social Security Number?</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-panic-do-this-if-your-identity-gets-stolen">Don&#039;t Panic: Do This If Your Identity Gets Stolen</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/identity-theft">Identity Theft Prevention</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-mugged">How To Get Mugged</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks best money tips identity theft Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:13:13 +0000 Amy Lu 1905737 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 10 Most Affordable European Cities to Visit http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-most-affordable-european-cities-to-visit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-10-most-affordable-european-cities-to-visit" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/barcelona_spain_skyline_508937924.jpg" alt="Traveling to affordable cities in Europe" 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 most affordable European cities to visit, how to speed clean your kitchen, and smart Costco buys for small households.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/What-Cheapest-European-Cities-Travel-43260995">10 of the Most Affordable European Cities</a> &mdash; The average hotel/hostel rate in these cities range from only $28 to $76 per night! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adebtfreestressfreelife.com/speed-clean-the-kitchen/">How To Speed Clean The Kitchen When You Only Have 15 Minutes</a> &mdash; Keep your kitchen cleaning tools in a caddy under the sink so they're ready to go when you want to do some cleaning. [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/is-costco-worth-it-for-a-single-person-or-couple-15905/">14 Smart Things for Singles and Couples to Buy From Costco</a> &mdash; Costco isn't just for large families and businesses &mdash; small households can find great savings by shopping at warehouse stores, too.&nbsp; [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2017/0306/Should-you-do-your-own-taxes-These-4-questions-will-help-you-decide">Should you do your own taxes? These 4 questions will help you decide.</a> &mdash; Anyone can do their own taxes, but not everyone has the time or expertise to get it right. In certain situations, it would be better to hire a tax professional. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.currentoncurrency.com/5-tools-to-use-so-money-never-ruins-friendship/">5 Tools to Use So Money Never Gets in the Way of Your Friendship</a> &mdash; Whether you're out on the town or sharing the rent, these apps make it easy to split expenses with friends. [Current on Currency]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/support-our-schools-and-teachers/">Easy Ways to Support Our Schools and Teachers This Year</a> &mdash; The average public school teacher in America spends $1000 of their own money for classroom materials. Learn how you can support the students, teachers, and schools in your community. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/choose-a-savings-account/">How to Choose a Savings Account That&rsquo;s Right for You</a> &mdash; If you plan to do most of your banking online, you'll want to check if a bank offers a website or app that meets your needs.&nbsp; [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/the-best-ways-to-save-at-the-grocery-store/">The Best Ways to Save at the Grocery Store</a> &mdash; Don't be afraid of your grocery store's clearance section. The expiration date may be coming up soon, but that shouldn't be an issue if you use them in the next day or two. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://www.beatingbroke.com/4-alternative-spring-break-vacation-options/">4 Alternative Spring Break Vacation Options</a> &mdash; Spring break is a great opportunity to do some travel &mdash; and some good! [Beating Broke]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/3-unavoidable-truths-stress-unhealthy-relationships/">3 Unavoidable Truths About Stress and Unhealthy Relationships</a> &mdash; When you are stressed, your relationships become stressed, too. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-most-affordable-european-cities-to-visit">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-cheapest-way-to-fly-to-europe">The Cheapest Way to Fly to Europe</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/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards">5 Best Travel Reward Credit 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/travel-and-money-using-prepaid-travel-cards">Travel and Money: Using Prepaid Travel 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/13-things-i-learned-from-renting-out-my-home-on-airbnb">13 Things I Learned From Renting Out My Home on Airbnb</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/travel-resources">40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips europe travel Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:30:37 +0000 Amy Lu 1904988 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Have More Fun for Less Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-have-more-fun-for-less-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-ways-to-have-more-fun-for-less-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/gay_couple_date_530157381.jpg" alt="Couple finding ways have more fun for less 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 articles on ways to have more fun for less money, weird and wonderful ways to make money in 2017, and tips to help you find good housemates.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/17-ways-have-more-fun-for-less-money/">17 Ways to Have More Fun for Less Money</a> &mdash; Thanks to HD streaming, you can watch plays, dance performances and opera at a fraction of the cost in your local theater. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyaware.co.uk/2017/03/ways-to-make-money-in-2017/">10 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Make Money in 2017</a> &mdash; As a human scarecrow, you'll get paid to sit in a field all day and scare off odd pests. [StepChange MoneyAware]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com.au/smart-living/How-Find-Good-Housemates-43207765">How to Ensure You Get Good (Sane) Housemates</a> &mdash; Mention that you're looking for a roommate to friends you trust, first, before you post your search on Facebook. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2017/0301/Should-states-cut-taxes-on-retirement-income">Should states cut taxes on retirement income?</a> &mdash; Cutting taxes on retirement income sounds like a nice perk for retirees, but the biggest beneficiaries may not be who you would expect. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/women-money-key-strategies-financial-success/">Women and Money: Key Strategies for Financial Success</a> &mdash; Tomorrow is International Women's Day! Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for important financial advice for women at all stages of life. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.fivecentnickel.com/financial-effects-unhealthy/">The Financial Effects of Being Unhealthy</a> &mdash; A poor diet can cause you to become overweight or obese, which may increase your life insurance rates. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="https://fitzvillafuerte.com/find-time-personal-projects-keeping-full-time-job.html">How To Find Time To Do Personal Projects While Keeping Your Full-Time Job</a> &mdash; Make a conscious effort to spend less time on things that don't matter, like mindless TV, gossip, and scrolling through Facebook or Twitter. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/supporting-adult-children-can-ruin-retirement/">How Supporting Adult Children Can Ruin Your Retirement</a> &mdash; Helping your children too much now can actually cause you to be a burden later in life if you aren't able to save enough for essentials like housing and medical expenses. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="https://zenhabits.net/eating/">How to Change Your Eating Patterns</a> &mdash; Have strategies to for restaurants and social eating so that they don't throw you off your healthy eating patterns. [Zen Habits]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2017/03/02/why-build-personal-brand/">Why You Should Build Your Personal Brand</a> &mdash; A strong personal brand sets you apart from the crowd and keeps you in people's mind. [Life Optimizer]</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-have-more-fun-for-less-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-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-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/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-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-hobbies-you-can-start-for-under-10">25 Hobbies You Can Start for Under $10</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/never-pay-for-a-redbox-dvd-rental-again">Never Pay for a RedBox DVD Rental Again</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-amazing-board-games-you-can-diy">8 Amazing Board Games You Can DIY</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment best money tips have fun Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:01:18 +0000 Amy Lu 1902768 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save $570/Year By Making These Foods at Home http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-570year-by-making-these-foods-at-home <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-570year-by-making-these-foods-at-home" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_cutting_veggies_588384856.jpg" alt="Woman saving money by making foods at home" 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 save over $500 a year just by making certain foods at home, tips to organize your day for productivity, and ways to be a better leader at any age.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/food/how-to-save-money-on-food-by-making-at-home/">Making These 6 Foods at Home is So Easy &mdash; and It Could Save You $570/Year</a> &mdash; Hummus is easy to make at home, and the DIY version costs only half of what you'd pay at a grocery store. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/organize-day-maximum-productivity/">4 Tips to Organize Your Day for Maximum Productivity</a> &mdash; Every hour or two, switch the kinds of task you work on to re-energize your day. [The Order Expert]</p> <p><a href="https://untemplater.com/relationships/ways-to-be-a-better-leader-at-any-age/">7 Ways to be a better leader at any age</a> &mdash; Get out in the field and model what you expect from your team. It's also a great way to gain insights into their perspectives and the problems they face every day. [Untemplater]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/used-cars-pueblo-co/">How To Get The Best Deals From Your Local Used Cars Dealership</a> &mdash; The dealership will give you an overall price for the car, but you should also ask them to break down the cost so you know exactly what you're paying for. [Dumb little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-More-Environmentally-Friendly-43141438">8 Mind-Blowing Energy Facts That Will Make You Want to Take Action</a> &mdash; The average American uses 50 pounds of tissue paper per year! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://shebudgets.com/personal-finance/how-to-save-money/10-impulse-buys-we-need-to-stop-making-right-now/71513">10 Impulse Buys We Need to Stop Making Right Now</a> &mdash; Avoid buying items placed at the checkout register. These impulse buys can make you spend much more than you intended to. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/money-saving-tips/">7 Money Saving Tips for Small Business Owners to Keep More Profit</a> &mdash; Just like in your personal life, avoid spending money on things that won't further your business's long-term goals. [Due]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/19746/partner-financially-irresponsible.html">What to Do When Your Partner is Financially Irresponsible</a> &mdash; The first step is to evaluate your financial situation and identify what exactly your partner is struggling with. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://fortunateinvestor.com/20-ways-save-money-college/">20 Ways For Students to Save Money During College</a> &mdash; If you need to travel home or elsewhere, see if you can carpool with other students who are going to the same destination. [The Fortunate Investor]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-ways-to-stay-on-top-of-your-babys-dental-hygiene">6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Baby's Dental Hygiene</a> &mdash; Start brushing with just water as your baby's first tooth starts growing from the gums, then brush with a tiny bit of toothpaste after the tooth has emerged. [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-570year-by-making-these-foods-at-home">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/stop-paying-for-cable-television-but-keep-up-with-your-favorite-shows">Stop Paying For Cable Television But Keep Up With Your Favorite Shows</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/read-ageproof-living-longer-without-running-out-of-money-or-breaking-a-hip-to-live-your-best-life">Read &quot;AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip&quot; to Live Your Best Life</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-reasons-the-easter-bunny-should-give-money-instead-of-candy">8 Reasons the Easter Bunny Should Give Money Instead of Candy</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-signs-youre-not-frugal-youre-cheap">6 Signs You&#039;re Not Frugal — You&#039;re Cheap!</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/afraid-of-spending-money-here-are-5-perks-of-your-phobia">Afraid of Spending Money? Here Are 5 Perks of Your Phobia</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips save on food Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:00:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1901946 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: What to Do If an Airline Loses Your Luggage http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-what-to-do-if-an-airline-loses-your-luggage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-what-to-do-if-an-airline-loses-your-luggage" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_airport_luggage_153097919.jpg" alt="Man learning what to do if an airline loses his luggage" 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 what to do if an airline loses your luggage, ways to save money on your pets, and hacks to help you get the most out of an Amazon Prime membership.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/What-Do-Airline-Loses-Your-Luggage-43240405">Here's What to Do (ASAP!) If an Airline Loses Your Luggage</a> &mdash; As soon as you realize that your luggage has gone missing, go to the baggage claim office and notify the airline. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/7-ways-to-save-money-on-your-pets/">7 Ways To Save Money On Your Pets</a> &mdash; Stock up on pet supplies at big box stores. Things like cat litter and pet food are cheaper when you get them in bulk. [Bible Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/amazon-prime-tips-and-hacks/">Amazon Prime Hacks You Probably Didn&rsquo;t Know</a> &mdash; Prime members can share most of their membership perks with up to two adults under Amazon Household. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2017/02/28/how-to-budget-for-a-new-home/">How to Budget for a New Home</a> &mdash; First thing's first: figure out your budget before you even start looking at listings. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T023-C032-S014-7-key-milestone-ages-toward-your-retirement.html">7 Key Milestone Ages Toward Your Retirement</a> &mdash; If you want to retire early, 55 is the age when many retirement plans allow withdrawals without imposing a premature tax penalty. [Kiplinger]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://fitzvillafuerte.com/5-benefits-registering-legitimizing-business.html">5 Benefits of Registering or Legitimizing Your Business</a> &mdash; Customers and employees will feel safer dealing with you if they know you're a legitimate, registered business. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/considering-backyard-fire-pit/">Considering a Backyard Fire Pit? Here&rsquo;s What You Should Know</a> &mdash; A small, basic fire pit can cost as low as $200. A larger unit with additional features, like seating, can cost several thousand dollars. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://thirtysixmonths.com/form-new-habits-live-productively-plan-long-term/">How to Form New Habits, Live Productively, and Plan for The Long Term</a> &mdash; Once you know your goal, create a road map that will help you achieve it. [Thirty Six Months]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/student-discounts/">75 Amazing Student Discounts (&amp; How to Qualify Even If You&rsquo;re Not a Student)</a> &mdash; A number of brands offer student discounts on software and digital services. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-ways-to-resolve-conflicts-between-your-kids">5 Ways to Resolve Conflicts Between Your Kids</a> &mdash; The first step is to put the kids in different rooms to stop the bickering. This will also give them the chance to cool off. [Parenting Squad]</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? 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Now What?</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-unexpected-ways-a-credit-card-can-save-you-money-on-travel">8 Unexpected Ways a Credit Card Can Save You Money on Travel</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/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards">5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards</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/travel-and-money-using-prepaid-travel-cards">Travel and Money: Using Prepaid Travel Cards</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips lost luggage Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:30:34 +0000 Amy Lu 1901389 at http://www.wisebread.com