best money tips http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12024/all en-US Best Money Tips: Watch for These July 4th Deals http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-watch-for-these-july-4th-deals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-watch-for-these-july-4th-deals" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/sale_4th_july_5899510.jpg" alt="Here&#039;s how to watch for 4th of July deals" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on the best deals you&rsquo;ll see this July 4th, secret ways to to see Broadway shows for cheap, and foolproof ways to save on homeowners insurance.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0624/Know-where-to-go-for-the-best-deals-this-July-4th">Know where to go for the best deals this July 4th</a> &mdash; Conventional deal-hunting wisdom says to avoid buying things in-season, but this is actually a great time to stock up on summer staples as stores make room on their shelves for back-to-school bargains. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Get-Cheap-Broadway-Tickets-41630918#photo-41630918">The Secrets to Seeing Broadway Shows For Cheap</a> &mdash; Many Broadway shows offer a ticket lottery either online or in-person on the day of the show. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/year-end-review-9-tips-cut-homeowners-insurance-costs/">9 Foolproof Ways to Save on Homeowners Insurance</a> &mdash; Some companies will give you a discount for buying multiple policies with them. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/wedding-freebies/">5 Awesome Freebies to Look for While Planning Your Wedding</a> &mdash; You'll save thousands by designing your own cards and invites. Look for free printable templates for everything from menus to wedding invites to thank-you notes. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://liveyourlegend.net/8-strategies-to-deal-with-unsupportive-people-and-how-to-bring-them-on-board/">8 Strategies to Deal with Unsupportive People (and How to Bring Them on Board!)</a> &mdash; We want to shut down when we're with unsupportive people, but that only shuts down the dialogue. Keeping sharing your excitement and fears so they can better understand what you're going through. [Live Your Legend]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://want2discover.com/never-feel-overwhelmed-19-best-ways-to-get-organized/">19 Effective Ways To Get Organized And Never Feel Overwhelmed Again</a> &mdash; Use different colors to organize your things. You can color code folders, containers, lists and calendars. [Want 2 Discover]</p> <p><a href="https://www.lupgrade.com/5-warning-signs-turn-job/">5 Warning Signs That You Should Turn Down A Job</a> &mdash; Check out the company's parking lot during lunch. A packed lot can mean that employees are not allowed enough time for lunch to leave the site or that they're kept busy through lunch. [Life Upgrade]</p> <p><a href="http://www.easyways.net/15-easy-ways-get-rid-ants-around-house/">15 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Ants Around The House</a> &mdash; Plant ant-repellent herbs like catnip, pennyroyal, peppermint, spearmint and sage to keep the little buggers away. [easy Ways]</p> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2016/06/23/15-summer-beauty-commandments-for-every-woman/">15 Summer Beauty Commandments for Every Woman</a> &mdash; Don't shave the day you go into the water. You&rsquo;ll be vulnerable to burning skin irritation, and any cuts and nicks will be open to bacteria in the water. [Shopper Strategy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/financial-priorities-you-should-line-up-before-having-kids/52719">Financial Priorities You Should Line Up Before Having Kids</a> &mdash; Have a plan for how you will juggle work and the new baby. Do you have maternity or paternity leave, and is it paid? Who will take care of your baby if you decide to go back to work? [SheBudgets]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-watch-for-these-july-4th-deals">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-things-you-should-buy-at-costco">15 Things You Should Buy at Costco</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-social-media-can-save-you-money">6 Ways Social Media Can Save You 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/the-10-best-couponing-apps">The 10 Best Couponing Apps</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-things-you-should-never-buy-at-the-dollar-store-and-10-you-should">10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)</a></span> </div> </li> <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/16-amazon-deal-hacks-you-may-not-already-know">16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips deals July 4th Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:00:05 +0000 Amy Lu 1738450 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Make Over $100,000 by Skipping Coffee http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-make-over-100000-by-skipping-coffee <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-make-over-100000-by-skipping-coffee" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_hands_coffee_76749549.jpg" alt="Woman making money by skipping coffee" 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 make $100,000 by skipping coffee, items you should always buy at thrift stores, and easy ways to get rid of pimples.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/how-you-can-make-over-100000-by-skipping-your-morning-coffee/">How You Can Make Over $100,000 by Skipping Your Morning Coffee</a> &mdash; The money you save when you skip your morning coffee can go toward a diversified, traditional portfolio of stocks or a high yield savings account. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/5-items-always-buy-thrift-stores/">5 Items You Should Always Buy at Thrift Stores</a> &mdash; Don't pass up heavy, high quality cookware &mdash; even if they're not in great condition. It only takes a few easy steps to restore burned or rusty pots and pans. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.easyways.net/10-easy-ways-get-rid-pimples/">10 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples</a> &mdash; Many food allergies can cause acne to break out. Keep a food diary to figure out which foods are the culprits. [easy Ways]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Make-Every-Day-More-Fun-41741482#photo-41741482">Need More Excitement in Your Life? These 13 Tips Will Help</a> &mdash; Break out of your mundane daily routine by reconnecting with a friend you haven't seen in ages. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/retirement/many-of-us-cannot-retire-when-we-want-to/68936">Four Reasons Many of Us Cannot Retire When We Want To</a> &mdash; Many of us will blindly contribute to a retirement fund, never calculating out how much that translates to in the future. [SheBudgets]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/06/22/how-to-treat-a-jellyfish-sting/">How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting: Your 60-Second Guide</a> &mdash; A jellyfish sting can cause painful reactions ranging from mildly irritating to deadly. Follow these steps to treat your sting correctly. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="https://timemanagementninja.com/2016/06/10-things-on-your-desk-you-should-throw-away/">10 Things on Your Desk You Should Throw Away</a> &mdash; You don't need a stack of business cards on your desk. Whenever you get a new card, capture the information to your address book and toss it out. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/06/22/5-best-free-educational-resources-for-elementary-aged-kids.html">8 Ways to Save on Prescription Medications</a> &mdash; Pharmacies are competitive, so as yours if they will match the price of another pharmacy. [Fun Happy Home]</p> <p><a href="http://creativemoney.biz/3-things-must-clean-money-energy-mindset/">3 Things You MUST Do to Clean Up Your Money Energy and Mindset</a> &mdash; Work on self-forgiveness. Acknowledge your mistakes, make peace with them, and move forward without shame. [Creative Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/06/22/5-best-free-educational-resources-for-elementary-aged-kids.html">5 Best Free Educational Resources for Elementary Aged Kids</a> &mdash; Keep your kids busy this summer with free activities from Education.com, PBS Kids, and Amazon Prime. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-make-over-100000-by-skipping-coffee">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/9-ways-to-save-money-on-your-cup-of-coffee">9 Ways to Save Money on Your Cup of Coffee</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/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-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-7-most-important-financial-moments-of-your-life">The 7 Most Important Financial Moments of Your Life</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/where-to-turn-for-help-when-you-dont-have-an-emergency-fund">Where to Turn for Help When You Don&#039;t Have an Emergency Fund</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/easy-ways-to-save-on-7-everyday-buys">Easy Ways to Save on 7 Everyday Buys</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips coffee make money Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:30:24 +0000 Amy Lu 1737541 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 10 Ways to Screw Up Your Finances http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-ways-to-screw-up-your-finances <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-ways-to-screw-up-your-finances" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_stressed_computer_80116555.jpg" alt="Woman stressed out after screwing up her finances" 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 screw up your finances, how to read more books, and tips for first-time property investors.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/10-common-personal-finance-mistakes/">10 Ways To Screw Up Your Finances Without Even Trying: Common Personal Finance Mistakes</a> &mdash; You'll be in debt and paying interest forever if you always finance large purchases. [Bible Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2016/06/21/how-to-read-more-books/">How to Read More Books</a> &mdash; Have both ambitions and fun books on your reading list. Challenging books help you grow, but light, easy reads help you relax. [Scott H. Young]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dinksfinance.com/2016/06/tips-for-first-time-property-investments/">Tips for First Time Property Investments</a> &mdash; Have a few years&rsquo; experience with regular real estate investing before you try your hand at foreclosures and short sales. [Dinks Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/06/ways-to-eat-breakfast.html">5 New Ways To Eat Breakfast And Skip Mid-Morning Slump</a> &mdash; Start your day with a shot of vitamin C and fiber! Make a breakfast of tomato slices sprinkled with seasoning and cheese and cooked in the broiler. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Tips-Workaholics-40471576">10 Ways Workaholics Can Chill Out and Work Less</a> &mdash; Find a hobby to do when you get home so that you're not just working, eating, and sleeping. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/managing-you-family-like-a-business/">Manage Your Family Like a Business</a> &mdash; Applying business principles to your family finances can help maximize your wealth. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/picnic-food-that-spoils-13923/">10 Fast-Spoiling Foods to Avoid Serving at Summer Picnics</a> &mdash; Serving fresh fruit outdoors? Store it in a cool and shady place. One spoiled piece of fruit can ruin the whole bunch. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adebtfreestressfreelife.com/tough-house-cleaning-jobs/">3 Brilliant Tips To Tackle Tough House Cleaning Jobs</a> &mdash; After cleaning your shower doors, treat them with a water-repellent product like Rain-X, which causes water and soap to bead up and run off the glass. [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2016/06/22/strict-budgeting-doesnt-work-instead/">Why Strict Budgeting Doesn&rsquo;t Work (And What to Do Instead)</a> &mdash; There are psychological reasons why strict budgeting doesn't work. Getting your finances into shape becomes much easier when you actually enjoy it. [Cult of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-ways-to-make-summer-more-fun-for-children-with-special-needs">7 Ways to Make Summer More Fun for Children With Special Needs</a> &mdash; Everyone, including a child with special needs, can have fun with an outdoor sensory table. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-ways-to-screw-up-your-finances">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-money-mistakes-everyone-makes-but-no-one-talks-about">20 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Talks About</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-money-mistakes-to-stop-making-by-50">5 Money Mistakes to Stop Making by 50</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/6-financial-mistakes-to-stop-making-by-age-40">6 Financial Mistakes to Stop Making by Age 40</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-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-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <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> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips money mistakes Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:03 +0000 Amy Lu 1736908 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Do a Mid-Year Financial Tune-Up http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-do-a-mid-year-financial-tune-up <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-do-a-mid-year-financial-tune-up" 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_bills_60282306.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to do a mid-year financial tune-up" 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 you should do for a mid-year financial tune-up, simple tricks for better time management, and how to maximize your storage space.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/how-to-do-a-mid-year-financial-tune-up/">How to Do a Mid-Year Financial Tune-Up</a> &mdash; Start looking ahead to the rest of the year. What will you need to do to winterize your home? Have you saved enough for the holidays? [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://productivitytheory.com/simple-tricks-for-better-time-management/">12 Simple Tricks For Better Time Management</a> &mdash; If a task takes 10 minutes or less to complete, do it immediately. When you've crossed off all your short tasks, you can focus on the big ones. [Productivity Theory]</p> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2016/06/20/how-to-best-use-your-storage-space/">How to Best Use Your Storage Space</a> &mdash; Assess your storage area. Can you make it more efficient by adding shelving, hooks or bins? [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Vinegar-22333420">30 Handy Uses For Vinegar</a> &mdash; You can use vinegar to clean your garbage disposal, coffeemaker, dishwasher, and more! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0620/Will-your-device-support-the-new-Apple-updates">Will your device support the new Apple updates?</a> &mdash; Older generations of Apple gadgets will not be supported for the iOS 10 update. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/10-ideas-for-inexpensive-and-vacation-souvenirs/">10 Ideas for Inexpensive and Memorable Vacation Souvenirs</a> &mdash; Buy a postcard each day and write down the highlights of the day. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/13-financial-tips-for-new-college-grads/">13 Financial Tips for New College Grads</a> &mdash; You don't have to miss out to save! Look for coupons and use sites like Groupon and Living Social for weekend activities. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverdude.com/content/never-overpay-at-a-restaurant-by-using-this-simple-trick/">Never Overpay At A Restaurant By Using This Simple Trick</a> &mdash; Before you pay your bill, check the itemized receipt and make sure that all discounts and coupons were included. [Clever Dude]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/15-things-new-homeowners-should-do-immediately-to-save-money">15 Things New Homeowners Should Do Immediately to Save Money</a> &mdash; Check the insulation on your roof. There should be at least 6 inches of insulation material. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/9-ways-to-develop-a-summer-study-schedule-for-your-kids">9 Ways to Develop a Summer Study Schedule for Your Kids</a> &mdash; Include times when the computer, tablet, and TV must be turned off. This screen-free time is good for the whole family! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-do-a-mid-year-financial-tune-up">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/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/the-7-most-important-financial-moments-of-your-life">The 7 Most Important Financial Moments of Your 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/where-to-turn-for-help-when-you-dont-have-an-emergency-fund">Where to Turn for Help When You Don&#039;t Have an Emergency Fund</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/12-personal-finance-skills-everyone-should-master">12 Personal Finance Skills Everyone Should Master</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-escape-the-paycheck-to-paycheck-cycle">How to Escape the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips financial tune up Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:05 +0000 Amy Lu 1735903 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Blog Like a Pro on an Amateur's Budget http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-blog-like-a-pro-on-an-amateurs-budget <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-blog-like-a-pro-on-an-amateurs-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_smart_working_75385747.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to blog like a pro on an amateur&#039;s budget" 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 free and cheap tools for blogging like a pro, signs that you&rsquo;re too frugal, and ways to make your time at the airport more bearable.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/starting-a-blog-budget-tools/">30 Free and Cheap Tools to Help You Blog Like a Pro on an Amateur&rsquo;s Budget</a> &mdash; Use free graphic design tools to customize your blog and showcase your personality. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Signs-Youre-Too-Frugal-41391028#photo-41391028">8 Signs You're a Little Too Frugal</a> &mdash; You're too frugal if you give a gift and then try to get gift bag or box back. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0620/Three-ways-to-make-your-time-at-the-airport-more-bearable">Three ways to make your time at the airport more bearable</a> &mdash; If you travel often, you might want to consider getting TSA Precheck or Global Entry. These programs allow you to get into lanes that are typically shorter than regular airport security lines and give you access to other privileges as well. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/06/what-keeps-you-awake-at-night.html">5 Night Time Mistakes That Will Keep You Awake</a> &mdash; When you exercise late at night, the stress hormones that your body releases during a workout will make it harder for you to fall asleep. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/booking-travel-direct-13916/">12 Ways Booking Direct May Get You a Better Deal</a> &mdash; Booking directly with a hotel or airline can grant you access to better perks and special package that aren't available through third-party sites. [Cheapism]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T008-C000-S001-state-minimum-wages-rising-in-2017.html">How High Will Your State's Minimum Wage Be on January 1, 2017?</a> &mdash; Although the federal minimum wage has remained the same since it was raised to $7.25 an hour in 2009, many states have started to raise wages on their own. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://afewshortcuts.com/2016/06/7-ways-to-repel-pests-at-your-campsite">7 Ways to Repel Pests At Your Campsite</a> &mdash; Spread some Vaseline on the legs or your chairs and picnic tables to keep bugs from crawling up the legs and making their way to you. [A Few Short Cuts]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalbuzz.com/articles/shopping-tips/10-items-worth-buying-at-dollar-stores/">10 Items Worth Buying At Dollar Stores</a> &mdash; Most food containers these days are equally good in terms of quality. Buy your containers at a dollar store and you'll hardly notice they aren't name-brand. [Frugal Buzz]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/best-places-sell-make-hand/">The Best Places To Sell What You Make By Hand</a> &mdash; Show off your creations at local craft fairs! You'll have to pay a fee to set up a stall, but it's a great way to test the waters and see if your product hits the right notes. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-ways-to-make-reading-fun-for-your-kids-this-summer">7 Ways to Make Reading Fun for Your Kids This Summer</a> &mdash; Connect with your kids by reading the same books they do. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-blog-like-a-pro-on-an-amateurs-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-fitness-gadgets-actually-worth-the-money">5 Fitness Gadgets Actually Worth the Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-apps-that-actually-pay-you-to-shop">8 Apps That Actually Pay You to Shop</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</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/no-signal-5-quick-ways-to-boost-your-cell-phone-reception-updated">No Signal? 6 Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone Reception</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-10-best-couponing-apps">The 10 Best Couponing Apps</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Technology best money tips blogging Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:31:20 +0000 Amy Lu 1735085 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Simple Ways to Avoid Daily Money Traps http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-avoid-daily-money-traps <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-avoid-daily-money-traps" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_stressed_bills_83467769.jpg" alt="Woman finding simple ways to avoid daily money traps" 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 avoid daily money traps, how to keep your beach vacation within budget, and the worst fee you can possibly pay.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/6-ways-to-avoid-common-money-wasting-traps">6 Simple Ways to Avoid Daily Money Traps</a> &mdash; Avoid unplanned shopping trips. Besides the money you'll waste on impulse purchases, you're also wasting gas for your car on these extra, unnecessary trips. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0617/Spend-summer-break-at-the-beach-and-stay-within-budget">Spend summer break at the beach and stay within budget</a> &mdash; Don't be put off by the high cost to travel to far-flung locales. You may pay more upfront on airfare, but you can save money overall if the destination has low ground costs. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/mirror-mirror-the-wall-whats-the-worst-fee-them-all/">Of All the Fees You Pay, This One Is the Worst</a> &mdash; These fees are poorly understood and often overlooked. They can seem small even though they have the potential to add up to hundreds of thousands of lost dollars! [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Upcycled-Paper-Coffee-Cup-Candle-31102984">Don't Toss That Cup! DIY Coffee Candles</a> &mdash; Homemade coffee candles are easy to make and will fill your home (or a coffee-loving friend's home) with the alluring scent of coffee. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adebtfreestressfreelife.com/cleaning-mistakes-you-made-last-time-you-cleaned/">Cleaning Mistakes You Made Last Time You Cleaned</a> &mdash; Using too much cleaning product can actually damage the surfaces you're cleaning. Besides, it's wasteful! [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cleverdude.com/content/3-ways-to-save-money-while-waiting-to-check-out/">3 Ways To Save Money While Waiting To Check Out</a> &mdash; Before you get to the cash register, whip out your smartphone and search for coupon codes with the retailer&rsquo;s name. [Clever Dude]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.mint.com/how-to/how-make-budget-living-alone/">How to Make a Budget for Living on Your Own</a> &mdash; Make sure your budget accounts for everything you spend money on, including little things like parking fees, late-night drive-thru meals, and mobile app purchases. [Mint Life]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/job-hopper">3 Reasons Being A Job Hopper May Not Work For Your Career</a> &mdash; Being open to job hopping can lead you to better opportunities elsewhere, but it also means you'll lack stability in this stage of your career. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://www.imoney.ph/articles/7-hacks-to-save-money-while-on-data-plan/">7 Hacks to Save Money While on Data Plan</a> &mdash; Turn on your data alerts so you know when you're close to your limit. [iMoney]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-crafty-ways-to-celebrate-the-release-of-finding-dory">6 Crafty Ways to Celebrate the Release of &quot;Finding Dory&quot;</a> &mdash; Make fun, edible fish bowls! This Jello dessert is a refreshing snack that Dory fans will love. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-avoid-daily-money-traps">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/12-personal-finance-skills-everyone-should-master">12 Personal Finance Skills Everyone Should Master</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-dumb-ways-youre-going-to-waste-money-this-summer">9 Dumb Ways You&#039;re Going to Waste Money This Summer</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/make-money-and-declutter-by-selling-these-5-unlikely-treasures">Make Money and Declutter by Selling These 5 Unlikely Treasures</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/beat-stress-with-these-28-inexpensive-pastimes">Beat Stress With These 28 Inexpensive Pastimes</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-best-money-saving-channels-on-youtube">9 Best Money Saving Channels on YouTube</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips money traps Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1733467 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 7 Ways to Get Free Gas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-7-ways-to-get-free-gas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-7-ways-to-get-free-gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_getting_gas_28629044.jpg" alt="Woman finding ways to get free gas" 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 legal ways to get free gas, healthy hacks to a lean body, and ways to protect your home while you&rsquo;re on vacation.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/free-gas/">7 Legal Ways to Get Free Gas: No Hack or Code Required</a> &mdash; Several companies and organizations offer programs that will pay for your gas if you meet their criteria. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/4-healthy-hacks-super-lean-body/">4 Healthy Hacks To A Super Lean Body</a> &mdash; Learn what to eat and drink &mdash; and how to train and relax &mdash; to get a leaner, healthier body. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/06/14/14-ways-to-protect-your-home-while-on-vacation/">14 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation</a> &mdash; Lock or deadbolt every window and door in your house. Make sure every possible entry is secure! [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="http://www.5dollardinners.com/12-must-buy-organic-ingredients-from-costco/">12 Must Buy Organic Ingredients from Costco</a> &mdash; Costco has a great selection of organic foods, including whole chickens, raisins, peanut butter, and more! [$5 Dinners]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Easy-Ways-Eliminate-Bad-Smells-41669844#photo-41669844">Here Are 18 Safe, Affordable Ways to Get Rid of Nasty Smells</a> &mdash; Got a stinky drain? A homemade drain buster will get rid of pungent odors. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/14-fathers-day-activities-for-grandfathers-fathers-and-sons">14 Father's Day Activities for Grandfathers, Fathers, and Son</a>s &ndash; Life passes way too quickly. Capture this special day with professional photographs! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/06/improve-your-mental-health.html">5 Quick Fixes To Improve Your Mental Health</a> &mdash; Keep your mind sharp with puzzles games, books, and even video games. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2016/06/16/how-to-take-a-cruise-on-a-budget/">How to Take a Cruise on a Budget</a> &mdash; Booking with a smaller ship will cost less because they don't have as many luxuries. This is a great way to save money if you don't care about spas or a huge selection of on-board restaurants. [Shopper Strategy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/easy-home-remedies-for-itchy-insect-bites/">Easy Home Remedies For Itchy Insect Bites</a> &mdash; Basil can relieve the itch from insect bites and keep bugs away, too. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/06/16/10-point-checklist-for-investing-in-retail-stocks.aspx">10-Point Checklist for Investing in Retail Stocks</a> &mdash; If the retail stock you're considering competes with Amazon, you may want to move on to another investment with a less dominant competitor. [The Motley Fool]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-7-ways-to-get-free-gas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/should-you-hire-a-broker-to-buy-a-car">Should You Hire a Broker to Buy a Car?</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/remove-car-dents-quickly-and-cheaply">Remove Car Dents Quickly and Cheaply</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/17-things-car-salesmen-dont-want-you-to-know">17 Things Car Salesmen Don&#039;t Want You to Know</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-best-gas-rewards-credit-cards">5 Best Gas Rewards 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/11-smart-ways-to-boost-your-gas-mileage">11 Smart Ways to Boost Your Gas Mileage</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips free gas Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:30:23 +0000 Amy Lu 1732807 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: These Money Moves Are Always a Good Idea http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-these-money-moves-are-always-a-good-idea <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-money-moves-are-always-a-good-idea" 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_phone_73854785.jpg" alt="Woman making money moves that are always a good idea" 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 money moves that are always a good idea, how to score the best deals on Amazon, and a simple trick to save over $1,000 before Christmas.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/eight-financial-moves-that-are-always-a-good-idea/">Eight Money Moves that are Always a Good Idea</a> &mdash; Take the time to create a monthly budget for your household. A budget can do a lot for your finances; at the very least, it's a smart way to keep track of your bills. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/score-deals-amazon/">How To Score The Best Deals On Amazon</a> &mdash; Shop Amazon's Outlet instead of the regular section to find discontinued or heavily marked down products. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/how-to-save-money/save-more-than-1000-before-christmas/68738">The Simple Trick to Save More Than $1,000 Before Christmas</a> &mdash; This savings challenge will help you save over $1000 by the time Christmas rolls around. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Harry-Potter-World-Secrets-38520014#photo-38520014">25 Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hacks You Need to Know Before Going</a> &mdash; If you don't want to carry the goodies you buy in the park, you can send your purchases from Honeydukes and other shops to the front of the park and pick them up at the end of the day. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/money-saving-kitchen-tips">Money-Saving Kitchen Tips</a> &mdash; Invest in a good set of kitchen knives! A well-made knife set can last a lifetime. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2016/06/13/four-ways-simplify-taking-care-body/">Four Ways to Simplify Taking Care of your Body</a> &mdash; Do at least one calming activity each night to de-stress your body before bed. [Best Kept Self]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbriana.com/tips-for-taking-care-of-your-pet-this-summer/">Tips for Taking Care of Your Pet This Summer</a> &mdash; Your dog will need lots of water in hot weather. Check regularly to make sure the water bowl is filled, or get a dish that automatically refills when it's empty. [Bargain Briana]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbriana.com/tips-for-taking-care-of-your-pet-this-summer/">11 DIY Solutions for Summer Skin Care on the Cheap</a> &mdash; Create a mask with an egg, lemon juice, and a spoonful of yogurt. This concoction will visibly minimize pores!&nbsp; [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://afewshortcuts.com/2016/06/simple-ways-to-make-a-room-look-bigger/">Simple Ways to Make a Room Look Bigger</a> &mdash; Hang curtain rods near the ceiling and allow your curtains to run down to the ground. This effect pulls the eyes upwards and makes the room feel larger. [A Few Short Cuts]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/11-outdoor-chores-for-kids">11 Outdoor Chores for Kids</a> &mdash; Get your kids outside and productive by giving them a few chores to do in the yard or around the garden. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-money-moves-are-always-a-good-idea">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-money-moves-to-make-the-moment-you-graduate">5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Graduate</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-money-moves-to-make-the-moment-you-decide-to-get-divorced">5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Get Divorced</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/make-these-7-money-moves-now-or-youll-regret-it-in-20-years">Make These 7 Money Moves Now Or You&#039;ll Regret It in 20 Years</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-financial-mistakes-you-need-to-stop-making-by-30">5 Financial Mistakes You Need to Stop Making by 30</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-year-end-financial-moves-you-must-make-now">10 Year-End Financial Moves You Must Make Now</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips money moves Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1731885 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Genius Ways to Use Leftover Fruits and Veggies http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-genius-ways-to-use-leftover-fruits-and-veggies-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-genius-ways-to-use-leftover-fruits-and-veggies-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/healthy_green_smoothie_80848607.jpg" alt="Learning genius ways to use leftover fruits and veggies" 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 genius ways to use leftover produce, how to avoid common sales traps, and things to remember when you&rsquo;ve lost your motivation.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Leftover-Fruit-Vegetables-35106060#photo-35106060">26 Genius Uses For Leftover Fruits and Vegetables</a> &mdash; You can make garbage disposal cleaning cubes with citrus rinds, rosemary, and vinegar. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/student-loans-for-living-expenses/">How to Avoid Common Sales Traps Year Round</a> &mdash; It's hard to pass up a BOGO deal&hellip; but you really should let it go unless you genuinely need multiples of an item. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2016/06/12/10-things-to-remember-when-youve-lost-your-motivation/">10 Things to Remember When You&rsquo;ve Lost Your Motivation</a> &mdash; Let go of what you can't change. Focus your energy on the things you can control. [Marc &amp; Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0611/Let-them-eat-ice-cream-Great-ice-cream-machines-for-summer">Let them eat ice cream: Great ice cream machines for summer</a> &mdash; Want to make your own sweet treats at home? Here's what you need to know about ice cream makers and what to look for when you shop for one. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2016/06/09/take-care-of-yourself/">Take Care of Yourself: 6 Simple Summer Tips</a> &mdash; Go slow and enjoy all the sights, sounds, smells and people of your summer. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/student-loans-for-living-expenses/">Five Times To Use Your Student Loans For Living Expenses</a> &mdash; If you need to rely on student loans to pay rent, make sure you minimize the expense by comparing rental prices in the area, commuting from a city with a lower cost of living, or getting a studio instead of a single-bedroom apartment. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/06/home-improvements-to-sell-a-house.html">5 Practical Home Improvements To Sell A House</a> &mdash; Assess the foundation of your house and make sure you fix any structural problems before you even consider cosmetic updates. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="https://timemanagementninja.com/2016/06/5-times-to-say-no-to-yourself-to-stay-productive">5 Times to Say No to Yourself to Stay Productive</a> &mdash; Stop and ask yourself, &quot;What shouldn't I be doing right now?&quot; [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-help-your-children-play-more-with-less-using-the-20-toy-rule">How to Help Your Children Play More with Less Using the 20 Toy Rule</a> &mdash; With the 20 Toy Rule, your kids choose 20 toys to keep in the playroom. The rest are donated, sold, or given to other children. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2016/06/13/how-to-fit-in-more-fitness/">How to Fit In More Fitness</a> &mdash; The next time you need to run errands, park your car and literally run as to go from place to place. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-genius-ways-to-use-leftover-fruits-and-veggies-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-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/these-10-frugal-lunches-are-delicious-hot-or-cold">These 10 Frugal Lunches Are Delicious Hot or Cold</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/thursday-night-soup-delicious-soup-from-leftovers">Thursday Night Soup: Delicious Soup From Leftovers</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-fancy-ways-to-use-leftover-food">8 Fancy Ways to Use Leftover Food</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-delicious-ways-to-use-leftover-mashed-potatoes">10 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes</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/4-meals-you-can-make-with-thanksgiving-leftovers">4 Meals You Can Make With Thanksgiving Leftovers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips leftovers Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:00:06 +0000 Amy Lu 1731139 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Be Naturally Charming http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-be-naturally-charming <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-be-naturally-charming" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_friends_charming_75590355.jpg" alt="Women learning how to be naturally charming" 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 trick be be naturally charming, ways to give dad what he really wants for Father&rsquo;s Day, and how to cut costs on health care.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-be-charming/">How to be naturally charming</a> &mdash; Having an abundance mentality &mdash; understanding that social interactions are not scarce &mdash; can help you become more charming. [I Will Teach You To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/4-ways-to-give-dad-the-only-gift-he-really-wants-for-fathers-day">4 Ways to Give Dad the Only Gift He Really Wants for Father's Day</a> &mdash; For most dads, the best gift of all is quality time with his family. Here's how to give it to him on Father's Day &mdash; and every day. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/saving/T027-C001-S003-how-to-cut-costs-on-health-care.html">How to Cut Costs on Health Care</a> &mdash; See if your health plan has preferred pharmacies with lower costs. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0613/The-Pinterest-revolution-on-photos-recipes-and-tutorials">The Pinterest revolution on photos, recipes and tutorials</a> &mdash; The visual platform aims to revolutionize how people discover products and content. Since buyable pins were introduced, more and more people are using Pinterest to shop, both online and in stores. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Tips-Adults-Living-Home-41577770">Adulting When You Still Live at Home &mdash;&nbsp;17 Tips</a> &mdash; Don't let your parents impose a curfew, but do let them know when you'll be out late. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://thefrugalgirls.com/2016/06/how-to-shred-meat.html">How to Shred Meat (4 fast easy tricks!)</a> &mdash; User your stand mixer with a flat beater paddle attachment to shred meat in seconds! [The Frugal Girls]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adebtfreestressfreelife.com/benefits-of-a-clean-home/">11 Unexpected Benefits of A Clean Home</a> &mdash; A clean home helps you save money. When you clean your home regularly, you know where your things are and you take better care of them.&nbsp; [A Debt Free Mess Free Life</p> <p><a href="http://yesiamcheap.com/food-labels-and-terms-that-fool-you/">Food Labels And Terms That Fool You</a> &mdash; &ldquo;Natural,&rdquo; &ldquo;All Natural,&rdquo; and &ldquo;100% Natural&rdquo; don't mean anything unless they're referring to meat. [Yes, I Am Cheap]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/quick-fix-onion-clean-grill/">Quick Fix: How to Use an Onion to Clean Your Grill</a> &mdash; Save yourself some elbow grease and use an onion to clean your grill as soon as you finish cooking. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/create-a-savings-habit-for-kids/">How to Create a Savings Habit for Your Kids</a> &mdash; Teaching kids to save and wait for what they want will help them become effective savers as adults. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><strong>$1500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-be-naturally-charming">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/25-ways-to-feel-better-fast">25 Ways to Feel Better Fast</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-improve-your-decision-making-skills">10 Ways to Improve Your Decision-Making Skills</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/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-apps-that-pay-you-to-exercise">5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips charming Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:30:22 +0000 Amy Lu 1730336 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Extra Money This Summer http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-extra-money-this-summer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-extra-money-this-summer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_raining_cash_82761445.jpg" alt="Woman making extra money this summer" 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 make extra money this summer, things to splurge on at warehouse clubs, and what to do when you&rsquo;re feeling awful.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/7-ways-make-extra-money-this-summer/">7 Ways to Make Extra Money This Summer</a> &mdash; People often travel during the summer, and they'll need someone to take care of their pets while they're gone. If you're good with animals, consider offering your services as a pet-sitter. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/things-to-buy-at-costco-13761/">10 Things to Splurge on at Costco and Sam's Club</a> &mdash; Vacation packages can be expensive! Get them at a discount &mdash; without skimping on travel benefits &mdash;- at Costco. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/twelve-things-to-do-when-youre-feeling-awful/">12 Things to Do When You&rsquo;re Feeling Awful</a> &mdash; When you're feeling down, think of the task that has been bugging you the most and just do it. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0609/Do-discounts-increase-customer-visits-at-restaurants-NPD-says-no">Do discounts increase customer visits at restaurants? NPD says no. </a>&nbsp;&mdash; You'd think deals and discounts would attract more customer traffic, but that doesn't seem to be the case. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/06/08/how-to-protect-your-possessions-from-theft/">How to Protect Your Possessions From Theft</a> &mdash; Invest in a quality lock for your bicycle and use it religiously. [Frugal Village]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2016/06/10/8-ways-to-give-yourself-an-e-break/">8 Ways to Give Yourself an e-Break</a> &mdash; There are many tasks and activities you can do that don't require a smartphone or tablet. Set aside a block of time where you don't use technology at all. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="https://moneystrands.com/2016/06/09/6-dumb-things-smart-people-money/">6 Dumb Things Smart People Do With Money</a> &mdash; Many of us skip over the fine print and sign on the dotted line with only a limited idea of what we're actually signing up for. [Money Strands]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/how-to-use-summer-vacation-to-teach-kids-about-money/">How To Use Summer Vacation To Teach Kids About Money</a> &mdash; Teach your kids to prioritize experiences over stuff. Go seashell hunting instead of hitting the beachside shops; revisit their favorite exhibits instead of browsing the gift shop. [The Centsible Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/5-daily-thoughts-designed-to-boost-your-financial-success/">5 Daily Thoughts Designed to Boost Your Financial Success</a> &mdash; It's okay to take risks! Just make sure they're reasonable risks. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.5dollardinners.com/diy-container-herb-garden/">DIY Container Herb Garden</a> &mdash; Choose a large, roomy container that will give each plant 4-6 inches of its own space. [$5 Dinners]</p> <p><strong>$1,500 Giveaway!</strong> Don't forget to enter before <span data-term="goog_353782465">June 30th</span> for your chance to win $1,500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-extra-money-this-summer">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-make-an-extra-1000-this-summer">9 Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 This Summer</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-best-cash-back-credit-cards">5 Best Cash Back 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/9-dumb-ways-youre-going-to-waste-money-this-summer">9 Dumb Ways You&#039;re Going to Waste Money This Summer</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/12-easy-ways-to-wake-up-richer-tomorrow-than-you-are-today">12 Easy Ways to Wake Up Richer Tomorrow Than You Are Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips summer Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:00:07 +0000 Amy Lu 1728416 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Stay Safe in Public Pools http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-stay-safe-in-public-pools <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-stay-safe-in-public-pools" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_swimming_pool_89315901.jpg" alt="Women learning how to stay safe in public pools" 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 stay safe in public pools, what to do if you can&rsquo;t pay your bills, and inexpensive ways to keep your car in perfect condition.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://vitals.lifehacker.com/how-to-cool-off-and-stay-safe-in-public-pools-1780987525">How to Cool Off and Stay Safe in Public Pools</a> &mdash; You can't always trust public pools to have enough chlorine. Do a quick inspection before you dive in! [Vitals]</p> <p><a href="http://www.financiallypoor.com/debt-management/three-smart-moves-if-you-cant-pay-your-bills/">Three Smart Moves If You Can&rsquo;t Pay Your Bills</a> &mdash; Prioritize your bills. Paying the most important ones on time is better than paying none at all. [Financially Poor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2016/06/08/5-options-paying-unexpected-medical-bills/">Inexpensive Methods to Keep Your Car in Perfect Condition</a> &mdash; Take care of your tires! Have them rotated on the manufacturer's schedule (or at least every 7,500 miles) &mdash; and get your wheel alignment checked while you're at it. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Homemade-Bleach-33384870">A Nontoxic and Homemade Bleach? Yes, Please!</a> &mdash; Store-bought bleach is a harsh chemical that can be toxic if ingested. Make a homemade bleach instead that cleans without harsh smells and potential health hazards. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/stay-organized-while-traveling/">7 Tips to Help You Stay Organized While Traveling</a> &mdash; An easy way to settle into new lodgings is to develop an unpacking routine. And when it's time to leave, simply reverse the process. [The Order Expert]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/easily-understand-overspend/">How to Easily Understand Where You Overspend</a> &mdash; Figure out your bare bones budget &mdash; the minimum it would cost to keep living your life &mdash; and subtract that from what you're actually spending. This exercise will allow you to identify areas where you can spend less. [Due]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2016/06/08/5-options-paying-unexpected-medical-bills/">5 Options for Paying Unexpected Medical Bills</a> &mdash; Before you pay a dime, call the doctor or hospital and ask if there are sliding fee discounts available. [Cult of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adaringadventure.com/7-ways-to-take-back-control-of-your-life/">7 Ways To Take Back Control Of Your Life</a> &mdash; Do an audit of your life and career by making a list of what is and isn't working. What energizes you? What drains your energy?&nbsp; [A Daring Adventure]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/10-organic-ways-to-control-weeds">10 Non-Toxic Ways to Control Weeds</a> &mdash; Use of solution of vodka or rubbing alcohol to dry out and kill the annual weeds growing in full sun. [Small Footprint Family]</p> <p><a href="http://www.couponsherpa.com/blog/experience-over-things-fathers-day-gift-ideas/">Experience Over Things: 7 Father&rsquo;s Day Gift Ideas</a> &mdash; Buy a 2016 Entertainment Book for discounts and coupons at restaurants, events, activities, and more! [Coupon Sherpa]</p> <p><strong>$1500 Giveaway! </strong>Don't forget to enter before <span data-term="goog_578867517">June 30th</span> for your chance to win $1500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-stay-safe-in-public-pools">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hot-yoga-towels">The 5 Best Hot Yoga Towels</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-foot-creams">The 5 Best Foot Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-fitness-gadgets-actually-worth-the-money">5 Fitness Gadgets Actually Worth the 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/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes">The 5 Best Manual Toothbrushes</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-hand-lotions">The 5 Best Hand Lotions</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty best money tips public pools Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:30:22 +0000 Amy Lu 1727861 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: One Super Useful Skill That No One Teaches http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-one-super-useful-skill-that-no-one-teaches <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-one-super-useful-skill-that-no-one-teaches" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_computer_77634845.jpg" alt="Woman learning super useful skill nobody teaches" 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 a super useful skill that no one teaches, urban and wilderness survival hacks, and smart uses for Vaseline.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/06/the-art-of-pitching.html">One Super Useful Skill that No One Teaches in Your 20s</a> &mdash; This skill is extremely useful in most situations in life, business, and your career. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/06/06/18-urban-and-wilderness-survival-hacks-that-would-make-macgyver-proud/">18 Urban and Wilderness Survival Hacks That Would Make MacGyver Proud</a> &mdash; Any foil-backed paper candy wrapper can be used to start a fire if you have a battery source, like a AA battery. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cool-Uses-Vaseline-22999978">18 Smart Uses For Vaseline</a> &mdash; A little Vaseline on your wrists and neck before spritzing your fragrance will make the smell stick. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/biggest-mistake-college-grads-money/">The Biggest Mistake College Grads Make With Their Money</a> &mdash; Living on their own may be the most expensive mistake a college grad can make. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-the-kind-of-body-fat-you-carry-matters/#axzz4AvZR1Mga">Why the Kind of Body Fat You Carry Matters</a> &mdash; There are good fats and bad fats, and fats that may be good or bad depending on your body. Learn about the different kinds of body fats and how they can affect your health. [Mark's Daily Apple]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2016/06/simple-routines-that-keep-y-our-house-spotless/">Simple Routines That Keep Your House Spotless</a> &mdash; Set daily cleaning tasks that you can do without spending much time on it. Heavy-duty tasks can be part of your weekly, monthly, or seasonal routines. [Get Organized Wizard]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/06/06/get-rid-slugs-garden-naturally/">Get Rid of Slugs in Your Garden Naturally</a> &mdash; Adding crushed egg shells or spiky rocks and pebbles around your vegetables will make it difficult for slugs to cross. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/06/08/how-to-easily-prevent-lifestyle-inflation.html">How to Easily Prevent Lifestyle Inflation</a> &mdash; It's okay to allow your lifestyle to inflate a little bit as long as you don't go overboard. You can put part of the extra income toward the things you want and save the rest of it. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.mint.com/how-to/cord-cutters-guide-best-alternatives-cable-tv-060816/">Cord-Cutters Guide: The Best Alternatives to Cable TV</a> &mdash; Invest some of the money you save from cutting cable on boosting your internet speed. You'll need a connection that&rsquo;s at least 10 Mbps to get the best picture quality and the least amount of buffering. [MintLife]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-fun-crafts-to-keep-your-kids-busy-this-summer">6 Fun Crafts to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer</a> &mdash; Friendship bracelets are all the rage these days, and you can get kits for all age ranges at affordable prices. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><strong>$1500 Giveaway! </strong>Don't forget to enter before June 30th for your chance to win $1500 in prizes in our Rutgers Giveaway! If you are a young adult, take a quick survey on your financial decisions and you could win a $500 or one of five $200 Amazon gift cards. For more information and to enter, check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rutgers-is-giving-away-1500-to-wise-bread-readers">giveaway article</a>!</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-one-super-useful-skill-that-no-one-teaches">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/25-ways-to-feel-better-fast">25 Ways to Feel Better Fast</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-improve-your-decision-making-skills">10 Ways to Improve Your Decision-Making Skills</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/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-apps-that-pay-you-to-exercise">5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips useful skills Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:00:05 +0000 Amy Lu 1727204 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Essential Tips for Summer Safety http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-essential-tips-for-summer-safety <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-essential-tips-for-summer-safety" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_applying_sunscreen_84966785.jpg" alt="Woman applying sunscreen for summer safety" 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 essential tips for enjoying summer safely, how food choices can endanger wildlife, and tips for shopping at Ikea.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4372/summer-safety-tips">10 Essential Tips for Enjoying Summer Safely</a> &mdash; Eyes need protection from the sun's harmful rays, too! Even a cheap pair of sunglasses can provide enough UV protection to shield your eyes. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2016/0606/How-food-choices-can-endanger-wildlife-and-what-you-can-do-about-it">How food choices can endanger wildlife, and what you can do about it</a> &mdash; Frog legs are a delicacy in many parts of the world, but international frog trading has led to declines of frog populations worldwide. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Ikea-Shopping-Tips-41566025#photo-41566025">6 Ways to Make Your Ikea Trip Easier Than Ever</a> &mdash; Avoid the crowd at Ikea by shopping on their slow days, Tuesday through Thursday. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/6-surprising-benefits-of-the-one-car-household/">6 Surprising Benefits of the One Car Household</a> &mdash; When you live in a one-car household, you're able to know your community a little better because you're walking or riding a bike instead of driving. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://www.currentoncurrency.com/5-best-places-go-mini-vacations/">5 Best Places to Go for Mini-Vacations</a> &mdash; Follow parts of the Great River Road to visit some of the best sites of the country. [Current on Currency]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/06/06/six-creative-ways-to-use-every-day-objects/">Six Creative Ways to Use Every Day Objects</a> &mdash; Turn old soup cans into stylish mini vases. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2016/06/06/how-to-plan-a-big-move/">How to Plan a Big Move</a> &mdash; Get a floorplan of your new home so you can arrange your furniture &mdash; and make sure they they all fit &mdash; ahead of time. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="http://thefrugalgirls.com/2016/06/how-to-keep-your-washing-machine-smelling-fresh.html">How to Keep your Washing Machine Smelling Fresh!</a> &mdash; Keep the door open between cycles so your machine can air out completely. [The Frugal Girls]</p> <p><a href="http://savvyscot.com/how-to-avoid-becoming-too-frugal/">How to Avoid Becoming Too Frugal</a> &mdash; Don't sacrifice happiness and your well-being for frugality. [The Savvy Scot]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-ways-to-give-your-kids-a-screen-free-summer">7 Ways to Give Your Kids a Screen-Free Summer</a> &mdash; Encourage unstructured free play. Let your kids and their friends hang out and play the games they want to. [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-essential-tips-for-summer-safety">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/8-cheap-ways-to-lower-your-blood-sugar">13 Natural and Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meet-meg-favreau-our-senior-editor">Meet Meg Favreau, Our Senior Editor</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/17-things-car-salesmen-dont-want-you-to-know">17 Things Car Salesmen Don&#039;t Want You to Know</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/11-retailers-where-you-can-negotiate-a-lower-price">11 Retailers Where You Can Negotiate a Lower Price</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-diy-dog-toys-you-can-make-for-pennies">10 DIY Dog Toys You Can Make for Pennies</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks best money tips summer safety Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:00:06 +0000 Amy Lu 1726482 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 20+ Ways to Get Paid for Watching TV http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-20-ways-to-get-paid-for-watching-tv <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-ways-to-get-paid-for-watching-tv" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_watching_tv_83660125.jpg" alt="Woman finding ways to get paid for watching TV" 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 over 20 ways to get paid to watch videos and TV, small financial changes that have a big impact, and facts about Social Security benefits that Baby Boomers should know.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/family-road-trip">21 Ways to Get Paid to Watch Videos and TV</a> &mdash; Several online rewards programs will pay you to do things online that you probably already do on a regular basis, including watching videos. [Saving Freak]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/06/06/7-small-financial-changes-you-can-make-that-have-a-big-impact.html">7 Small Financial Changes You Can Make That Have a Big Impact</a> &mdash; Develop a saving habit. You can start small by depositing just $20 a week into a savings account. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fool.com/retirement/2016/06/06/5-facts-about-social-security-benefits-baby-boomer.aspx">5 Facts About Social Security Benefits Baby Boomers Should Know</a> &mdash; While Social Security isn't sustainable in its current form, benefits for baby boomers likely will not be reduced. [The Motley Fool]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Make-Natural-Insect-Repellant-29235245">Bug Off! All-Natural Insect Repellent That Really Works</a> &mdash; After picking up the main ingredients, this all-natural repellent costs less than $1 per bottle to make. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0605/Eight-steps-to-financial-stability-after-college">Eight steps to financial stability after college</a> &mdash; Student loans can be a huge headache for new grads. Learn what your options are for repayment and how to choose the right one for your current situation. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/real-estate/prep-your-house-for-sale/68591">The Least Expensive Ways to Prep Your House For Sale</a> &mdash; Pay attention to the details. Make sure your doors and baseboards are clean and the fixtures are updated. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalbuzz.com/articles/food-drinks/ways-to-save-money-buying-organic-food/">5 Ways To Save Money Buying Organic Food</a> &mdash; Sign up for local produce boxes to get organic fruits and veggies delivered right to your door. [Frugal Buzz]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T047-C000-S002-8-things-you-must-know-about-the-new-broker-rule.html">8 Things You Must Know About the New Broker Rule</a> &mdash; Here's what you can expect from the new rule that requires brokers to put their clients' interests first when recommending investments. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/family-road-trip">The 7 Essential Musts For An Epic Family Road Trip</a> &mdash; Don't try to plan out every single day and hour. Give your family some room to be spontaneous! [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/12-water-safety-tips-for-you-and-your-little-ones">12 Water Safety Tips for You and Your Little Ones</a> &mdash; Designate someone to watch the kids when there are little ones playing in or near the water. [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-20-ways-to-get-paid-for-watching-tv">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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