best money tips http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12024/all en-US Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Extra Money With Little Skill http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-extra-money-with-little-skill <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-with-little-skill" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_writing_at_home_000061495116.jpg" alt="Woman finding ways to make extra money with little skill" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to make extra money with little skill, how to save at your favorite restaurant chain, and must-haves for staying healthy on the go.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/5-ways-extra-money-skill/">5 Ways to Make Extra Money With Little Skill</a> &mdash; You can get paid to test websites from home &mdash; or anywhere else! No technical knowledge necessary. [ReadyForZero]</p> <p><a href="http://smartycents.com/articles/top-restaurant-chains/">11 Ways to Save Money at Your Favorite Restaurant&nbsp;Chains</a> &mdash; Instead of calling in a pizza order, place your order through a chain's website so you can apply coupons and deals! [Smarty Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2015/06/25/3-must-have-items-to-stay-healthy-on-the-go/">3 Must-Have Items to Stay Healthy on the Go</a> &mdash; Always pack a pair of tennis shoes so that when you have an opportunity to be active, you have the right shoes for it. [Best Kept Self]</p> <p><a href="http://www.aspiringmillionaire.com/2015/06/increase-your-income-without-working.html">Increase Your Income Without Working More</a> &mdash; Use the 80/20 rule to prioritize your tasks: spend 80% of your time on the 20% of your workload that generates most of your income. [Aspiring Millionaire]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Cornstarch-35705053">18 Uses For Cornstarch That Will Save You Money</a> &mdash; Cornstarch works as a natural, DIY dry shampoo. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://productivitytheory.com/8-morning-routines-to-guarantee-a-good-day/">8 Morning Routines to Guarantee a Good Day</a> &mdash; Get up at the same time every day. When you're up, do something right away to signal your brain that it's time to wake up. [Productivity Theory]</p> <p><a href="http://momsneedtoknow.com/grow-awesome-tomatoes<br /> ">How To Grow Awesome Tomatoes</a> &mdash; Here's what you need to know to grow delicious, nutritious tomatoes right in your backyard! [Moms Need to Know]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/tips-for-fireworks-safety-on-the-4th">Fireworks Safety Tips for July 4th</a> &mdash; Keep a bucket of water on hand in case of emergencies! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://couponpal.com/blog/10-ways-to-save-money-on-car-rentals">10 Ways to Save Money on Car Rentals</a> &mdash; Avoiding renting a car at airports. Their rates tend to be higher, and you may be charged an airport fee. [CouponPal]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/tv-shows-that-teach-you-about-money">3 TV Shows That May Actually Teach You Something About Money</a> &mdash; Watching Real Housewives of New Jersey can teach you a thing or two about home loans and bankruptcy. [Money Under 30]</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-with-little-skill">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</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/30-great-side-jobs">30 Great Side Jobs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-fun-ways-to-make-money">8 Fun Ways to Make Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips side jobs Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:07 +0000 Amy Lu 1477118 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Save on Air Travel http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-save-on-air-travel <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-save-on-air-travel" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_flight_000018947804.jpg" alt="Woman finding ways to save money on air travel" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on smart ways to save on air travel, habits of a pro organizer, and items that are cheaper at the dollar store than at Walmart.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2015/06/29/12-smart-ways-save-air-travel/">12 Smart Ways to Save on Air Travel</a> &mdash; You can save on tickets if you schedule a longer layover. Use this extra time to relax, get some work done, or check out your layover city! [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Organizing-Tips-From-Professional-37761620">5 Lifesaving Habits of a Real-Life Professional Organizer</a> &mdash; Dedicate about 10 minutes every night to tidying your desk and coffee table, folding throw blankets, starting the dishwasher &mdash; small clean-up tasks that will give you a fresh start the next morning. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3669/walmart-vs-dollar-stores">28 Items Cheaper at the Dollar Store Than at Walmart</a> &mdash; Dollar Tree is the place to go for cotton swabs, bandages, and hand sanitizer. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-ways-to-have-4th-of-july-fun-at-home">5 Ways to Have 4th of July Fun at Home</a> &mdash; Dress up the kids in red, white, and blue, and march around in their own mini-parade complete with waving flags or musical instruments. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://phroogal.com/blog/9-easy-meal-prep-ideas-to-save-time-and-money/">9 Easy Meal Prep Ideas to Save Time and Money</a> &mdash; Smoothies are easy, delicious, and a great way to use up produce. Make it even easier by pre-portioning the ingredients into a small plastic bag. [Phroogal Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/i-dont-have-much-money-can-i-still-invest/">I Don&rsquo;t Have Much Money &ndash; Can I Still Invest?</a> &mdash; Betterment is a good option if you're completely new to investing, and you only need to commit to contributing $100 a month to get started. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/10-money-saving-tips/">10 Simple Money Saving Tips</a> &mdash; Like to dine out? Get a copy of your local Entertainment Book for 2-for-1 deals at restaurants in your area. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/housing/how-to-avoid-home-buyers-remorse-before-its-too-late/">How to Avoid Home Buyer&rsquo;s Remorse Before it&rsquo;s Too Late</a> &mdash; Make a list of must-haves before you start looking at houses. This list will likely change as you&nbsp;consider different properties, but it will help you prioritize your needs vs. wants. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0629/How-to-beat-the-heat-without-hurting-your-budget">How to beat the heat without hurting your budget</a> &mdash; Install a fan in your attic to keep hot air from amassing and heating up your upper floors. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/how-to-paleo-on-a-budget/">How To Paleo On A Budget</a> &mdash; Switching to a paleo diet? You can find a lot of good produce and other foods at a farmer's market, but the prices will likely be cheaper at a farm stand or ethnic market without sacrificing quality. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-save-on-air-travel">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-fun-creative-uses-for-airline-miles">10 Fun, Creative Uses for Airline Miles</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-airline-perks-from-yesteryear-that-seem-unbelievable-today">10 Airline Perks From Yesteryear That Seem Unbelievable Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-hidden-comforts-to-consider-when-choosing-an-airline">5 Hidden Comforts to Consider When Choosing an Airline</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-8-worst-and-best-airport-buys">The 8 Worst and Best Airport Buys</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/24-helpful-travel-hacks-to-make-flying-stress-free">24 Helpful Travel Hacks to Make Flying Stress-Free</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips flying Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1475623 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 40 Things You've Been Doing Wrong All Your Life http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-40-things-youve-been-doing-wrong-all-your-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-40-things-youve-been-doing-wrong-all-your-life" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_eating_cupcake_000019320779.jpg" alt="Woman eating cupcakes the wrong way all her life" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things you&rsquo;ve been doing wrong all your life, what the marriage equality decision means for social security benefits, and ways for stay-at-home parents to earn money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Right-Way-Do-Things-34375810">40 Things You've Been Doing Wrong All Your Life</a> &mdash; Having an outdoor party? Cover drinks with cupcake liners so flies can't get in. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T055-C012-S000-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-same-sex-marriage.html">What the Marriage Equality Decision Means for Social Security Benefits</a> &mdash; Same-sex couples are now able to receive social security and veterans' benefits no matter which state they live in. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/10-ways-to-earn-money-when-youre-a-stay-at-home-parent">10 Ways to Earn Money When You're a Stay-At-Home Parent</a> &mdash; If you're great at baking, consider making cakes, cupcakes, or other sweet treats for parties. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/when-you-hate-your-job-but-you-cant-afford-to-quit.html">When You Hate Your Job, But You Can&rsquo;t Afford To Quit</a> &mdash; Figure out what it is you want to do, and start planning your exit. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2015/06/24/7-things-camping-can-teach-you-about-money/">7 things camping can teach you about money</a> &mdash; When you're out camping, you need to go without many of the comforts of home. When you save money, you need to make some sacrifices, too. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/why-money-slips-through-your-fingers-and-what-to-do-about-it/">Why Money Slips Through Your Fingers (And What To Do About It)</a> &mdash; It's easy to spend money willy-nilly when you don't have a plan for it. You'll be more inclined to save if you have a big goal in mind. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0627/When-to-convert-to-a-Roth-IRA">When to convert to a Roth IRA</a> &mdash; If you are in a low tax bracket, you may be able to convert your IRA into a Roth IRA without owing any taxes. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/stash-cash-summer-waiting-fed-raise-rates.html">Here&rsquo;s where to stash your cash while waiting for the Fed to finally raise interest rates, probably this fall</a> &mdash; If interest rates go up this fall, you don't want to have your money locked up in a CD. Instead, look into savings and money market accounts. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/win-money/">How to Win Money Online: 6 Tricks For Easy Cash!</a> &mdash; Swagbucks users can try their luck at one of their sweepstakes.&nbsp;[Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/look-beyond-cash-to-teach-kids-about-money/">Look beyond cash to teach kids about money</a> &mdash; Young kids may not understand the value of a dollar bill, but you can still teach them the skills they need for responsible money management. [Thousandaire]</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-40-things-youve-been-doing-wrong-all-your-life">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-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/10-tips-for-camping-cooking">10 Tips for Camping Cooking</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/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</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-diy-dog-toys-you-can-make-for-pennies">10 DIY Dog Toys You Can Make for Pennies</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/17-things-car-salesmen-dont-want-you-to-know">17 Things Car Salesmen Don&#039;t Want You to Know</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks best money tips Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:00:50 +0000 Amy Lu 1474633 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Common Habits That Can Shorten Your Life http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-common-habits-that-can-shorten-your-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-common-habits-that-can-shorten-your-life" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_watching_tv_000006634010.jpg" alt="Woman with common habits that can shorten her life" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on common habits that may shorten your life, essentials for a long car ride, and natural methods to keep bugs away.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.lifehack.org/271659/8-common-living-habits-that-may-shorten-your-life">8 Common Living Habits That May Shorten Your Life</a> &mdash; Believe it or not, exercising too much can shorten your lifespan. [Lifehack]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/What-Bring-Road-Trip-24646529">16 Essentials For a Long Car Ride</a> &mdash; If you're driving with a caravan, pack a walkie-talkie for each car so you can communicate even in areas with no cell phone service. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.allstate.com/natural-bug-repellents/">Easy, Natural Ways to Keep Bugs Away From Your Yard</a> &mdash; Mosquitoes aren't strong fliers, so if you run a fan they'll have to fight against the wind and won't be able to stay in one place long enough to bite. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/7-simple-ways-to-spend-less-at-stores/">7 Simple Ways to Spend Less At Stores</a> &mdash; Set a time limit for your shopping. The longer you spend in the store, the more likely you'll fill your cart with things you don't need. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://couponpal.com/blog/these-10-things-are-damaging-your-eyes">These 10 Things Are Damaging Your Eyes</a> &mdash; It's important to protect your eyes from UV rays. Weary sunglasses that block UV rays any time you're outside, even if it's cloudy. [CouponPal]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/5-travel/">5 Things To Do Before You Travel Abroad</a> &mdash; Have all your documents ready ahead of time. Make copies of your passport, and bring information on your credit cards, emergency numbers, and travel details like where you're staying and flight numbers. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://couplemoney.com/frugal-fun/hosting-a-fun-and-frugal-summer-party">Hosting a Fun (And Frugal!) Summer Party</a>&nbsp;&mdash; Buy party essentials in bulk. Warehouse clubs like Costco offer high quality food at competitive prices. [Couple Money]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/make-money-at-the-beach/">10 Fun Ways You Can Earn Money at the Beach</a> &mdash; You can rent out beach essentials like coolers, umbrellas, and shelters. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-create-a-summer-bucket-list-in-5-easy-steps">How to Create a Summer Bucket List in 5 Easy Steps</a> &mdash; Whenever you or your kids hit an &quot;I'm bored&quot; moment, use the summer bucket list to fill your day with family fun! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/cheap-healthy-foods-that-fill-you-up/">10 Inexpensive Powerhouse Foods to Add to Your Diet</a> &mdash; Cabbage is rich in fiber and vitamins, and they're great for stretching most recipes. Plus, they're really cheap! [PT Money]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-common-habits-that-can-shorten-your-life">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/7-habits-of-extremely-extreme-people">7 Habits of Extremely Extreme People</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-break-bad-habits">How to Break Bad Habits</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-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-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-tips-for-camping-cooking">10 Tips for Camping Cooking</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks best money tips habits Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1470909 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 25 Foods You Should Never Buy Again http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-25-foods-you-should-never-buy-again <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-25-foods-you-should-never-buy-again" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_buying_groceries_000036698554.jpg" alt="Woman deciding which 25 foods never to buy again" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on foods you should never buy again, strategies for dealing with toxic people, and free things that extremely happy people do every day.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/25-food-items-you-should-never-buy-again">25 Food Items You Should Never Buy Again</a> &mdash; Sure, energy bars will give you a boost in the mid-day slumps, but they're high in fat and sugar. Instead, munch on fruits or a handful of nuts. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://zenhabits.net/toxic/">7 Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People</a> &mdash; Talk to the toxic person. If they're suffering in some way, too, you may be able to form a more positive connection with them by having a heart-to-heart. [Zen Habits]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Happy-People-Do-Daily-37582275">24 Free Things Extremely Happy People Do Every Day</a> &mdash; Setting daily goals will help you feel like you're moving in a positive direction. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2015/06/10-signs-you-are-trying-to-do-too-much/">10 Signs You Are Trying to Do Too Much</a> &mdash; Have you been setting aside your priorities to deal with unimportant tasks? [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/money-lessons-from-behavioral-economists">4 Life-changing Money Lessons From Behavioral Economists</a> &mdash; Using emotions to guide your financial decisions isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially if it leads you to a rational decision. [Money Under 30]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/freelance-business-emergency/">How to Deal With a Freelance Business Emergency That&rsquo;s Personal</a> &mdash; Design a step-by-step plan to ensure your business keeps running while you attend to a personal emergency. Make a list of people who need to be contacted and what they need to know. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/lifestyle/bath-beauty/10-makeup-products-spf-protection-safe-summer/59659">10 Makeup Products With SPF Protection for a Safe Summer</a> &mdash; Choose foundations, creams, and lip products with built-in SPF to protect your skin and look good at the same time. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-to-use-a-simple-pocket-notebook-to-change-your-life">How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Change Your Life</a> &mdash; With a pocket notebook, you can jot down names, contact info, tasks, and fleeting ideas &mdash; even when your smartphone is low on battery. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/household/5-things-you-need-to-know-for-a-good-night-sleep">5 Things You Need to Know for a Good Night's Sleep</a> &mdash; Scents that make you feel comfortable and safe will help you sleep better. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-create-a-diy-summer-camp-for-your-kids">How to Create a DIY Summer Camp for Your Kids</a> &mdash; Create user-friendly activity stations where your kids can paint rocks, play bean bag toss, or hula hoop!&nbsp;[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-25-foods-you-should-never-buy-again">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/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fresh-fruits-and-vegetables-by-the-month">Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-grocery-shop-for-five-on-100-a-week">How to Grocery Shop for Five on $100 a Week</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips groceries Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:00:09 +0000 Amy Lu 1469399 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Top Ways to Fix a Bad First Impression http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-top-ways-to-fix-a-bad-first-impression <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-top-ways-to-fix-a-bad-first-impression" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_bad_impression_000024595690.jpg" alt="Man finding ways to fix bad first impression" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best ways to fix a bad first impression, fun 3-ingredient summer cocktail recipes, and why you should always check prices when shopping on Amazon.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2015/06/top-5-ways-reverse-negative-first-impression.html">Top 5 Ways to Reverse A Negative First Impression</a> &mdash; Turn around and show a different side of your personality to reshape the original image that someone has of you. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://smartycents.com/slideshows/summer-cocktail-recipes/">10 Three-Ingredient Summer Cocktail&nbsp;Recipes</a> &mdash; It doesn't get any more summery than whiskey and lemonade with a honey stick! [Smarty Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0623/Always-check-prices-before-buying-on-Amazon.-Here-s-why">Always check prices before buying on Amazon. Here's why.</a> &mdash; There are multimillion dollar businesses devoted to buying things at retailers and reselling them on Amazon or eBay &mdash; at a premium. You can do a quick search on Google Shopping to check if you're getting something at the best price. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Signs-Hoarding-Tendencies-33911301">11 Signs You Have Hoarding Tendencies</a> &mdash; Are there areas in your home (like the dining table) that need to be cleared off before you can actually use it for its intended purpose? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-ways-to-survive-summer-vacation-with-your-family-or-close-friends">7 Ways to Survive Summer Vacation With Your Family or Close Friends</a> &mdash; When vacationing with a large group, it might be worth it to splurge on accommodations so that individual families have their own space. [Parenting Squad]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cleverdude.com/content/4-ways-to-engage-your-customers/">4 Ways to Engage Your Customers</a> &mdash; Use radio ads to reach out to potential customers! Many drivers still listen to the radio while they're on the road. [Clever Dude]</p> <p><a href="http://www.debtroundup.com/10-ways-to-make-extra-cash-in-college/">10 Ways to Make Extra Cash in College</a> &mdash; Many freelance writing gigs are specifically looking for college students. [Debt Roundup]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mybanktracker.com/news/lazy-habits-that-are-hurting-your-finances">5 Lazy Money Habits That Are Hurting Your Finances</a> &mdash; If you use a credit card for your everyday purchases, make sure you're getting (and using!) rewards for it. [My Bank Tracker]</p> <p><a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/travelers-rights/">Traveler&rsquo;s Rights</a> &mdash; It's important to know what you're entitled to and how to get it before your flight is delayed, or your baggage is lost, or you're late for hotel check-in. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.aspiringmillionaire.com/2015/06/when-to-say-yes-and-when-to-say-no.html">When to Say Yes, and When to Say No</a> &mdash; If something makes you uncomfortable because it's outside your comfort zone, consider saying yes to see what opportunities may come up. But if it's uncomfortable because it's outside your moral code, then don't do it even if you're pressured to. [Aspiring Millionaire]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-top-ways-to-fix-a-bad-first-impression">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/6-simple-ways-to-make-a-fantastic-first-impression">6 Simple Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression</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-even-shy-people-can-fake-confidence-and-get-ahead">10 Ways Even Shy People Can Fake Confidence and Get Ahead</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/5-apps-that-pay-you-to-exercise">5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise</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-signs-you-need-to-dump-your-friend">11 Signs You Need to Dump Your Friend</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips first impressions Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:01:33 +0000 Amy Lu 1468293 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Money Myths That Are Holding You Back http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-money-myths-that-are-holding-you-back <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-money-myths-that-are-holding-you-back" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_financial_stress_000045877836.jpg" alt="Woman being held back by common financial myths" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money myths that are holding back your finances, tips for visiting national parks on a budget, and ways to cool off right now.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/7-money-myths-holding-financially/">7 Money Myths That Are Holding You Back Financially</a> &mdash; A house can be a great investment if it works for your situation. If it doesn't, it can turn into an obligation or money sink instead. [ReadyForZero]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3635/national-park-vacations">13 Tips for Visiting National Parks on a Budget</a> &mdash; Most national parks offer discounts (often more than 50% off!) if you walk, bike, or kayak in!&nbsp;[Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-frugal-ways-to-cool-off-right-now">7 Frugal Ways to Cool Off Right Now</a> &mdash; Eat some spicy foods! Your body cools off by sweating, and you'll definitely sweat if you add hot peppers to your salad or order spicy wings.&nbsp;[Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Mason-Jars-24543776#photo-24543776">16 Creative Uses For Mason Jars</a> &mdash; It's cheap and easy to make a terrarium inside a mason jar! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0622/When-can-we-expect-the-best-tablet-deals-this-year">When can we expect the best tablet deals this year?</a> &mdash; Apple is expected to announce a new iPad generation in October, which will lead to discounts on older generations. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/business/T012-S001-best-jobs-for-the-future-2015/index.html">10 Best Jobs for the Future</a> &mdash; Medical sonographer is the fastest-growing job on the list! [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/going-on-vacation-don-t-let-identity-theft-ruin-your-trip/">Going on Vacation? Don&rsquo;t Let Identity Theft Ruin Your Trip</a> &mdash; Put a temporary hold on your mail or ask a neighbor to collect it for you every day. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/3-top-ways-to-make-your-workplace-safer/">3 Top Ways to Make Your Workplace Safer</a> &mdash; If you're the boss or you're in a managerial position, keep an open-door policy where employees can come in and discuss any problems they may have. If they alert you to any major safety issues, attend to it ASAP. [Thousandaire]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/credit/how-to-cancel-a-credit-card-without-hurting-your-credit-score/">How to Cancel a Credit Card Without Hurting Your Credit Score</a> &mdash; One factor that affects your credit score is the length of your credit history, so it's generally best to keep your oldest cards open. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cultofmoney.com/2015/06/17/the-best-ways-to-save-on-back-to-school-shopping/">The Best Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping</a> &mdash; Does your child need new clothes for the new school year? Raise money for their wardrobe fund by selling gently used clothing that they've outgrown. [Cult of Money]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-money-myths-that-are-holding-you-back">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-of-personal-finance-41-financial-calculators-for-major-life-decisions">Best Money Tip: 41 Financial Calculators for Major Life Decisions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-your-emergency-fund-costing-you-money">Is Your Emergency Fund Costing 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/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-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-make-adoption-affordable">5 Ways to Make Adoption Affordable</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-personal-finance-milestones-every-20-and-30-year-old-should-hit">7 Personal Finance Milestones Every 20 and 30 Year Old Should Hit</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips money myths Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:16 +0000 Amy Lu 1466780 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 17 Places to Watch Movies and TV for Free http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-17-places-to-watch-movies-and-tv-for-free <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-17-places-to-watch-movies-and-tv-for-free" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_watching_tv_000046474944.jpg" alt="Couple finding places to watch movies and TV for free" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on where you can download or stream movies and TV shows for free, ways to make your home eco-friendly, and how to brew coffee without a coffee maker.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/17-online-services-that-offer-free-movies-and-shows/">17 Places You Can (Legally) Download or Stream Free Movies and TV</a> &mdash; You can find full episodes of your favorite shows on their network's website. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2015/06/16/3-ways-to-help-make-your-home-eco-friendly/">3 Ways to Help Make Your Home Eco-Friendly</a> &mdash; Be smart about your water usage. Wash your car over the lawn, buy a hose nozzle that restricts water flow, or set a timer in the bathroom to make sure your showers are short. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/06/18/how-to-brew-coffee-without-a-coffee-maker/">How to Brew Coffee Without a Coffee Maker</a> &mdash; No coffee maker? No problem! You can still make a great cup of joe with a few easy-to-find items. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Relaxation-Ideas-28158788">You Deserve It: 12 Ideas For Taking a Mental Health Day</a> &mdash; Get a massage! It improves your mood and soothes anxiety. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0618/Supersize-chain-is-shrinking-The-beginning-of-the-end-for-McDonald-s">Supersize' chain is shrinking: The beginning of the end for McDonald's?</a> &mdash; McDonald's is the biggest burger chain the US, but this year, the company will close more restaurants than it opens. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/bounce-back-from-a-busted-budget">5 Ways to Bounce Back from a Busted Budget</a> &mdash; If you had to overspend on an emergency recently, you can recoup the funds over time by cutting back on things like groceries, cable TV, and entertainment spending. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/home-organizing/15-things-will-cleaning/58403">15 Things That Will Do the Cleaning For You</a> &mdash; Cleaning floors just got more fun with the remote control mop! [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/six-hacks-get-things-cheap-free/">Six hacks to get things cheap or free</a> &mdash; If you're at a yard sale and can't find what you're looking for, just ask! The seller might have just what you need, even if it isn't set out. [Mighty Bargain Hunter]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/happy-retirement">15 Tips for a Happy Retirement</a> &mdash; Say active with a part time job! It's a great way to keep you socially involved and your mind sharp; the bit of extra income doesn't hurt, either. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/19-kids-activities-made-possible-by-a-cardboard-box">19 Kids&rsquo; Activities Made Possible By a Cardboard Box</a> &mdash; Unfold a large box or tape several flattened boxes together to make a cardboard slide! [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-17-places-to-watch-movies-and-tv-for-free">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/5-dramatic-vacation-spots-for-tv-and-film-fanatics">5 Dramatic Vacation Spots for TV and Film Fanatics</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/your-guide-to-frugal-reality-tv">Your Guide to Frugal Reality TV</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-classic-horror-movies-in-the-public-domain-and-free-to-watch">6 Great Horror Movies You Can Watch for Free</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/want-to-watch-tons-of-movies-for-free-go-vhs">Want to Watch Tons of Movies for Free? Go VHS.</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/are-you-getting-these-5-things-for-free">Are You Getting These 5 Things for Free?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment best money tips free movies TV shows Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1464468 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: The Definitive Guide to Napping http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-definitive-guide-to-napping <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-the-definitive-guide-to-napping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_napping_outside_000011751267.jpg" alt="Woman using definitive guide to napping" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best ways to nap, over 50 ways to make extra money this summer, and what you can do about chronic procrastination.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-definitive-guide-to-napping">The Definitive Guide to Napping</a> &mdash; A 60-minute power nap can boost alertness and performance for up to 10 hours! [Mark's Daily Apple]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalrules.com/make-extra-money-summer/">51 Great Ways to Make Extra Money This Summer</a> &mdash; Take advantage of the summer wedding season by offering your services as a DJ, clean-up crew, or photographer. [Frugal Rules]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Stop-Chronic-Procrastination-21784767">What You Never Knew About Procrastination and How to Cure It</a> &mdash; If you're a chronic procrastinator, you can set up a reward system to push yourself to do something you dread. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/5-quick-tips-for-moving-out-on-your-own/">5 Quick Tips for Moving Out on Your Own</a> &mdash; When you live on your own, it's easy to get into the routine of just going to work and running errands. Go out, have fun, and get to know your new community! [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3652/natural-bug-repellent">How to Repel Bugs Naturally (and Cheaply)</a> &mdash; To keep mosquitoes away, consume garlic, apple cider vinegar, and vitamin B1, but stay away from foods with a lot of salt and potassium. [Cheapism]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://commoncentsmom.com/2015/06/the-5-best-things-to-buy-at-thrift-stores/">The 5 Best Things To Buy At Thrift Stores</a> &mdash; Thrift stores are great for games and puzzles. Look for classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, or Mousetrap &mdash; they're usually only $2-$6.&nbsp;[Common Cents Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.yoursmartmoneymoves.com/2015/06/16/4-money-moves-to-make-when-you-turn-40/">4 Money Moves To Make When You Turn 40</a> &mdash; Revisit your life insurance policy. Do you need to give it a boost? Convert the term insurance to permanent life insurance? [Your Smart Money Moves]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/awesome-books-for-fun-with-dad-on-fathers-day">Awesome Books for Fun With Dad on Father's Day</a> &mdash; &quot;Made With Dad&quot; shows you and your kids how to make 50 fun toys with regular household items. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/music-festivals-cheap.html">Summer music festivals on the cheap</a> &mdash; Big music festivals are quite the experience, but they can easily break your budget if you aren't careful. Odds are, your favorite music acts play at smaller (less expensive) fests, too! [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/dont-blow-your-budget-on-vacation/">Don&rsquo;t Blow Your Budget On Vacation</a> &mdash; Save money on food and experiences by living like a local. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-definitive-guide-to-napping">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-scientists-say-you-should-be-committing-the-7-deadly-sins">Why Scientists Say You Should Be Committing the 7 Deadly Sins</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-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-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-tips-for-camping-cooking">10 Tips for Camping Cooking</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/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</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 napping Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:00:17 +0000 Amy Lu 1463237 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Habits of the Happiest People in the World http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-habits-of-the-happiest-people-in-the-world <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-habits-of-the-happiest-people-in-the-world" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/happy_woman_000037496470.jpg" alt="Habits of the happiest woman in the world" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on daily habits of the happiest people in the world, ways to save big at Ikea, and the types of people you should avoid if you want to become rich.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/8-daily-habits-the-happiest-people-the-world.html">8 Daily Habits Of The Happiest People In The World</a> &mdash; The happiest people have a dream, something they want to do. It's the reason they wake up in the morning. [Lifehack.org]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Save-Money-Ikea-35593579">11 Secrets to Saving Big Bucks at Ikea</a> &mdash; Check your local Ikea's store website for special coupons and offers. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/7-types-of-people-you-should-avoid-if-you-want-to-become-rich.html">7 Types of People You Should Avoid If You Want to Become Rich</a> &mdash; Hanging out with the YOLO Spender may convince you that only your immediate happiness matters. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.quizzle.com/2015/06/5-tips-for-creating-a-meal-plan-thats-healthy-and-saves-money/">5 tips for creating a meal plan that&rsquo;s healthy and saves money</a> &mdash; Buy a little more meat and produce when they're on sale, then create freezer packs so they'll last longer. [Quizzle Wire]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dailyworth.com/posts/3634-how-to-budget-when-you-don-t-have-a-steady-paycheck">How to Budget When You Don&rsquo;t Have a Steady Paycheck</a> &mdash; Give yourself a monthly paycheck based on what you need to life off of, and put the rest away into savings. [Daily Worth]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2015/06/try-this-tip-to-get-the-edge-on-a-house-offer/">Try This Tip to Get the Edge On a House Offer</a> &mdash; Attach a hand-written note to your house offer that introduces you and explains why you love the house. It gives a personal touch and may create a connection with the buyer. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/weird-things-public-library/">9 Weird Things You Didn&rsquo;t Know You Could Borrow From the Library</a> &mdash; Many libraries loan out basic tools like hammers, drills, and rakes. Or, you can check out dedicated tool libraries to loan or rent the gear for your next DIY project. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2015/06/10-tweaks-to-keep-your-phone-from-interrupting-you">10 Tweaks to Keep Your Phone from Interrupting You</a> &mdash; Pretty much every app wants to send you notifications. Feel free to turn off all but the most important ones! [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thadthoughts.com/2015/06/ten-easy-ways-to-stay-cool/">10 Easy Ways to Stay Cool This Summer</a> &mdash; Install thicker, better quality blinds to keep the summer sunlight out. [Thad Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/8-ways-to-keep-your-childs-math-skills-intact-without-relying-on-computer-games">8 Ways to Keep Your Child's Math Skills Intact (Without Relying on Computer Games)</a> &mdash; Dice games can help kids learn math facts, strategic thinking, and memory skills. [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-habits-of-the-happiest-people-in-the-world">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-even-shy-people-can-fake-confidence-and-get-ahead">10 Ways Even Shy People Can Fake Confidence and Get Ahead</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/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-3 views-row-odd"> <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> <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-signs-you-need-to-dump-your-friend">11 Signs You Need to Dump Your Friend</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-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> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips happy habits Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:20 +0000 Amy Lu 1461953 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Avoid These Mistakes in Salary Negotiations http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-avoid-these-mistakes-in-salary-negotiations <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-avoid-these-mistakes-in-salary-negotiations" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_salary_negotiation_000044424688.jpg" alt="Woman avoiding common mistakes in salary negotiation" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on mistakes to avoid in salary negotiations, how to turn free work into a paying gig, and things you should never flush down the toilet.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/career/negotiate-a-higher-salary-by-avoiding-these-5-mistakes/">Negotiate a Higher Salary By Avoiding These 5 Mistakes</a> &mdash; Don't forget about benefits! If you aren't able to get a higher salary, see if you can negotiate for benefits like health insurance, personal time off, and telecommuting options. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/from-free-work-to-paid/">How to Successfully Transition Free Work Into a Paying Gig</a> &mdash; Doing some work for free is necessary to build up your portfolio, but it doesn't pay the bills. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2015/06/13/1034695_things-you-should-never-flush-down-the-toilet.html">22 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet</a> &mdash; Don't flush cotton balls and Q-tips. They don't break down and can cause clogging in your pipes. [Saving Advice]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/the-7-people-you-should-be-talking-with-about-your-finances/">The 7 People You Should Be Talking with About Your Finances</a> &mdash; Ask your parents about the family finances, and about their retirement plans. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3646/senior-scams">Watch Out for These 12 Scams Targeting Seniors</a> &mdash; Fraudsters often target seniors by pretending to be government agents or grandkids in trouble. [Cheapism]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/learning-to-listen-with-our-eyes">Learning to Listen With Our Eyes</a> &mdash; In a busy day, how often do we use our ears to listen but divert our eyes elsewhere? When we do this with children, it shows them that it's OK to not pay full attention to someone who is talking to us. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Pack-Business-Trip-26294535">6 Best Packing Practices For Business Trips</a> &mdash; Avoid fabrics that wrinkle easily. Instead, go for poly-cotton blends. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0616/What-s-behind-the-FDA-ban-on-trans-fats">What's behind the FDA ban on trans fats?</a> &mdash; The FDA recently announced that companies will have 3 years to remove artificial trans fats from their products. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/credit-tips-for-college-students/">5 Smart Credit Tips for Recent College Grads</a> &mdash; Make sure you pay your bills on time. It's one of the easiest ways to build your credit your credit. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneyprinciple.co.uk/why-education-is-your-best-weapon-in-the-money-making-game/">Why Education is Your Best Weapon in the Money Making Game</a> &mdash; Having a degree is not the same thing as having an education. You can gain knowledge by doing online courses, experimenting, and using every opportunity to learn. [The Money Principle]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-avoid-these-mistakes-in-salary-negotiations">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-signs-youre-working-for-an-impossible-boss">7 Signs You&#039;re Working for an Impossible Boss</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/laid-off-make-sure-you-get-your-unemployment">Laid Off? You May Have to Fight for Unemployment Benefits</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-29-companies-with-the-best-maternity-benefits">The 29 Companies With the Best Maternity Benefits</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-work-at-home-without-driving-your-spouse-nuts">How to Work at Home Without Driving Your Spouse Nuts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-warning-signs-that-it-is-not-the-job-for-you">6 Warning Signs that It Is Not the Job for You</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Career and Income best money tips salary negotiating Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1460623 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Avoid Common Travel Scams http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-avoid-common-travel-scams <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-avoid-common-travel-scams" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/unhappy_travelers_000020679508.jpg" alt="Couple trying to avoid common travel scams" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on common travel scams and how to avoid them, what it really costs when you dine out at work, and ways to increase your miles per gallon.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0614/Four-common-travel-scams-and-how-to-avoid-them">Four common travel scams and how to avoid them</a> &mdash; Don't buy your bus or train tickets from people hawking them on the street; they're likely fake. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverdude.com/content/the-real-cost-of-eating-out-during-the-work-week/">The Real Cost Of Eating Out During The Work Week</a> &mdash; Taking a lunch to work allows you to finish up last night's leftovers, and it saves you time, too! [Clever Dude]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/household/increase-mpg">How to Increase Your MPG</a> &mdash; Make sure your gas cap is undamaged. If you hear a hissing sound when you remove your gas cap, it means that your tank is properly sealed. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyspruce.com/avoid-the-5-biggest-career-mistakes/">Avoid the 5 Biggest Career Mistakes</a> &mdash; If you don't let your superiors know when you're doing something above and beyond your assigned duties, they may not realize what a great job you've been doing. [Money Spruce]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/lifestyle/fashion/10-ways-fashion-designers-will-try-rip-off/59406">10 Ways Fashion Designers Will Try and Rip You Off</a> &mdash; Designer pieces come with designer prices, but sometimes the quality of the materials are not worth the cost. [SheBudgets]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2015/06/12/7-financial-habits-to-start-in-your-20s/">7 Financial Habits to Start in Your 20&rsquo;s</a> &mdash; It's important to live frugally, but some items are worth the higher price if the better quality means you won't have to pay double for a replacement. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-ways-to-surprise-dad-this-fathers-day">5 Ways to Surprise Dad This Father's Day</a> &mdash; Plan the day around dad's favorites &mdash; think foods, places, and activities! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Questions-Ask-Declutter-34352100">8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Help You Declutter</a> &mdash; Be honest. Do you have a concrete plan to use an item? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/keeping-up-with-the-joneses-is-easy-because-being-different-is-hard/">Keeping Up With the Joneses is Easy Because Being Different is Hard</a> &mdash; It's easy to fit in with a group if you go along with their definition of normal. Going against the grain, even if it's good for you, might isolate you socially. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/3-surefire-ways-set-day-financial-success/">3 Surefire Ways To Set Up Your Day for Financial Success</a> &mdash; Challenge yourself to at least one no-spend day a week! [ReadyForZero]</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-avoid-common-travel-scams">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards">5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards</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/which-american-airlines-us-airways-credit-card-should-you-get">Which American Airlines / US Airways Credit Card Should You Get?</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-vile-craigslist-scams-to-watch-out-for">8 Vile Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-travel-full-time-for-17000-a-year-or-less">How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/travel-resources">40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips scams Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:00:17 +0000 Amy Lu 1459321 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Surprising Things You Can Turn Into Cash http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-surprising-things-you-can-turn-into-cash <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-surprising-things-you-can-turn-into-cash" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_with_cash_000013949590.jpg" alt="Man finding surprising things to turn into cash" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on surprising things you can turn into cash, common foods you can easily grow in a small home, and how to save hundreds on your car loan.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/10-surprising-things-you-can-turn-into-cash/">10 Surprising Things You Can Turn Into Cash</a> &mdash; Turn over your wire hangers to your dry cleaners, and they may give you cash in exchange! [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Foods-You-Can-Grow-Your-Apartment-29594844">Common Foods You Can Easily Grow in Your Small Home</a> &mdash; Mushrooms are great for apartments because they don't require sunlight to grow. Get the basics with a mushroom-growing kit! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/pay-off-your-car-loan-faster-using-these-7-tricks/">6 Tricks to Save Hundreds On Your Car Loan</a> &mdash; Making payments biweekly will reduce the amount of interest that you pay over the life of the loan. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T050-C011-S001-buying-from-third-party-sellers-on-amazon-and-etsy.html">Ordering From Etsy or Amazon? A Guide to Third-Party Sellers</a> &mdash; Read through a seller's return policy before you make a purchase. Some sellers will accept returns, but others may not. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://christianpf.com/creative-ways-to-decorate-your-home-for-free/">15 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Home for Free</a> &mdash; Cover the backs of your bookshelves with old wallpaper to make them pop! [Christian PF]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://thinksimplenow.com/communication/how-to-deal-with-social-anxiety">How to Overcome Social Anxiety</a> &mdash; Do power poses for two minutes &mdash; it'll make you feel more confident and less stressed. [Think Simple Now]</p> <p><a href="http://couplemoney.com/spending/apps-to-find-local-deals-and-rediscover-your-town/">How to Find Local Deals and Rediscover Your Town</a> &mdash; Check out the site BandsInTown to see which bands are performing in your area. [Couple Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-things-you-must-do-to-keep-your-childs-education-strong-in-the-summer">7 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Child's Education Strong in the Summer</a> &mdash; Provide your kids with opportunities to learn new skills over the summer. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0609/Keep-it-cool-how-to-save-on-air-conditioning-this-summer">Keep it cool: how to save on air conditioning this summer</a> &mdash; Clean your air filters at least once a month to keep your AC unit running efficiently. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/heres-the-skinny-on-reverse-mortgages/">Here&rsquo;s the skinny on reverse mortgages</a> &mdash; Moving out &mdash; even if you're moving to a nursing home &mdash; means your reverse mortgage will need to be repaid. [Thousandaire]</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-surprising-things-you-can-turn-into-cash">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-13"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/extra-income-online-5-websites-that-can-seriously-pad-your-pockets">Extra Income Online: 5 Websites That Can Seriously Pad Your Pockets</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/making-extra-cash">Ways to Make Extra Cash</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-tweeting-0">How to Make Money Tweeting</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-more-smart-things-to-do-with-your-tax-refund">8 More Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips extra cash Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1456779 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Grocery Staples That'll Cost More This Summer http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-grocery-staples-thatll-cost-more-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-grocery-staples-thatll-cost-more-this-summer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_grocery_shopping_000005885921.jpg" alt="Woman buying groceries that will cost more 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 some great articles on grocery staples that will be more expensive this summer, ways to expand your comfort zone, and what you should have in an emergency kit.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2015/06/08/7-grocery-staples-more-expensive-this-summer/">7 grocery staples more expensive this summer</a> &mdash; The global banana crop is being threatened by a fungal disease, so the price of this tasty and convenient fruit has been rising over the past few months. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2015/06/09/10-ways-to-expand-your-comfort-zone/">10 Ways to Expand your Comfort Zone</a> &mdash; Do things a little differently &mdash; take a different route to work, try different foods, or change the order of your morning routine. [Best Kept Self]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2015/06/10/how-to-put-together-an-emergency-kit.html">How to Put Together an Emergency Kit</a> &mdash; Keep a good stock of canned food in your pantry, and don't forget a hand operated can opener! [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="https://smartasset.com/personal-finance/save-money-with-communal-living">Save Money With Communal Living</a> &mdash; We all know that living with a roommate or partner can save you money, but what if you multiplied that by 4, 10, or even 20? [SmartAsset]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Happy-Your-20s-37636389">24 Ways to Stay Sane in Your 20s</a> &mdash; Use Meetup! It's a great way to check out cool events in your area and make new friends. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/11-easy-ways-to-save-money-on-organic-food">11 Easy Ways To Save Money On Organic Food</a> &mdash; Know what the food labels mean so you know if it's worth the extra cost. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/06/07/12-toxic-attitudes-that-push-happiness-away-from-you/">12 Toxic Attitudes that Push Happiness Away From You</a> &mdash; &quot;I'm not good enough&quot; is a lie! Challenge this false belief and others like it until it no longer has any power over you. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2015/06/10/least-stressful-summer/">10 Small Ways to Make this the Least Stressful Summer of Your Life</a> &mdash; Take time to appreciate the sunshine and warmth of summer! [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2015/06/6-ways-to-give-your-undivided-attention">6 Ways to Give Your Undivided Attention</a> &mdash; Face the person that you are speaking with. It shows that you are giving them your full attention; it builds trust and stronger communication. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/put-those-random-gloves-and-mittens-to-fun-use">Put Those Random Gloves and Mittens to Fun Use</a> &mdash; The Gloveables kit has everything your child needs&nbsp;to make a cute animal toy from loner gloves, mittens, and socks.&nbsp;[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-grocery-staples-thatll-cost-more-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-14"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fresh-fruits-and-vegetables-by-the-month">Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-grocery-shop-for-five-on-100-a-week">How to Grocery Shop for Five on $100 a Week</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips groceries Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1455548 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Father's Day Gifts for the DIY Dad http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-fathers-day-gifts-for-the-diy-dad <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-fathers-day-gifts-for-the-diy-dad" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/fathers_day_gift_000019435958.jpg" alt="DIY dad receiving father&#039;s day gift" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on affordable Father&rsquo;s Day gifts for the DIY dad, what you should do when you don&rsquo;t get a raise, and why you should have a last-minute vacation.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3583/diy-fathers-day-gifts">10 Affordable Father's Day Gifts for the DIY Dad</a> &mdash; Supply your dad with everything he needs to make infused liquor in his favorite flavors! [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/didnt-get-a-raise-what-to-do">Didn&rsquo;t Get A Raise? Here&rsquo;s What You Should Do</a> &mdash; Start a side hustle! Creating another source of income is usually more effective than waiting for a raise at your current job. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://couponpal.com/blog/5-reasons-to-say-yes-to-a-last-minute-vacation">5 Reasons To Say Yes To A Last Minute Vacation</a> &mdash; Hotels want to fill their rooms on any given night, so they'll drop the prices on unreserved rooms to encourage last-minute bookings. [CouponPal]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-personal-details-about-your-marriagespouse-that-you-should-never-share-with-friends">5 Personal Details (About Your Marriage/Spouse) That You Should Never Share With Friends</a> &mdash; Don't talk about your partner's fears and failures if they're still struggling with it. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Unconventional-Life-Hacks-37669381">These Unconventional Tips Will Make Your Life Way Better</a> &mdash; You'll accomplish more with one minute on the phone than an hour spent on email and texts. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/10-tips-buying-selling-yard-sale">Ten power tips for buying and selling at yard sales</a> &mdash; Factor in what the container is worth. The deal might be even better than you first thought! [Mighty Bargain Hunter]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/need-travel-insurance-costa-concordia-tragedy/">Here&rsquo;s Why You Need Travel Insurance</a> &mdash; Your credit card may come with travel insurance, but there are many rules, exclusions, and coverage holes that you need to be aware of. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://momsneedtoknow.com/how-to-grow-fruit-trees-in-containers/">How To Grow Fruit Trees In Containers</a> &mdash; Choose the largest pot that you can! It should hold at least 15 gallons. [Moms Need to Know]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/how-to-avoid-student-loan-repayment-scams/">How to Avoid Student Loan Repayment Scams</a> &mdash; Legitimate debt relief companies don't usually charge up-front fees. If a company pressures you to pay, walk away. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/personal-habits-helped-debt/">Personal Habits That Helped Me Get Out Of Debt</a> &mdash; Go through all the projects that you've left sitting around&hellip;and finish them! [Frugal Beautiful]</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-fathers-day-gifts-for-the-diy-dad">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-15"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/start-investing-today-acorns-lets-you-invest-your-change-while-you-shop">Start Investing Today: Acorns Lets You Invest Your Change While You 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/the-5-best-sunscreens">The 5 Best Sunscreens</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-self-tanners">The 5 Best Self-Tanners</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-things-you-shouldnt-order-on-amazon">5 Things You Shouldn&#039;t Order on Amazon</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips father's day gifts Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:00:12 +0000 Amy Lu 1454169 at http://www.wisebread.com