gym membership http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/14114/all en-US Best Money Tips: Ways to Get a Cheap Gym Membership http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-get-a-cheap-gym-membership-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-ways-to-get-a-cheap-gym-membership-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/exercise-drinking-3488488-small.jpg" alt="woman at gym" title="woman at gym" 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 fantastic articles on getting a cheap gym membership, cutting your wedding bill, and things you should and shouldn't buy at Whole Foods.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/8-ways-to-get-a-cheap-gym-membership/">8 Ways to Get a Cheap Gym Membership</a> &mdash; To get a cheap gym membership, get a benefit from your benefits or buy from Costco. [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/04/04feb23e.cfm">26 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Bill</a> &mdash; Always negotiate the final package with suppliers face to face to cut your wedding bill. [TheDollarStretcher.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/What-Buy-Whole-Foods-34126215">10 Things You Should Buy at Whole Foods (and 7 to Avoid)</a> &mdash; Bread and cake are two things you should buy at Whole Foods. However, you should avoid buying meat. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/better-yourself/how-to-strengthen-your-money-management-muscles/">How to Strengthen Your Money-Management Muscles</a> &mdash; If you want to strengthen your money-management muscles, you have to commit to feeling the burn. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/approaching-fears/">Approaching Fears</a> &mdash; When approaching your fears, remember that the best counterbalance to fear is action. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/how-to-stay-ahead-on-your-taxes/">How to Stay Ahead on Your Taxes</a> &mdash; Stay ahead on your taxes by charting out a strategy. [NarrowBridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/how-to-save-money-on-beauty-products-11465">Three Easy Ways to Save Money on Beauty Products</a> &mdash; Buying drugstore versions of high end products can help you save on beauty products. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://onecentatatime.com/do-you-have-one-of-these-6-money-sucking-habits/">Do You Have One of These 6 Money Sucking Habits?</a> &mdash; Do you tend to spend a lot of money on junk food or eating out? You may want to cut back on these money sucking habits. [One Cent at a Time]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/millennials-avoid-being-the-lost-generation/">Millenials - How Not to Be Part of the &quot;Lost Generation&quot;</a> &mdash; If you are a millenial who doesn't want to be part of the lost generation, consider self employment. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-tips-to-help-new-dads-to-make-dad-friends">6 Tips to Help New Dads to Make Dad Friends</a> &mdash; To help new dads make dad friends, go on play dates with other couples who have kids. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-get-a-cheap-gym-membership-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-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-much-personal-finance-info-should-you-share">How Much Personal Finance Info Should You Share?</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-meditation-can-make-you-a-money-master">6 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Money Master</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-much-should-you-actually-be-spending-on-a-date">How Much Should You Actually Be Spending on a Date?</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/25-new-things-to-do-today">25 New Things to Do 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/could-you-save-money-by-subscribing-to-an-addictive-game">Could you save money by subscribing to an addictive game?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Lifestyle best money tips gym membership Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:48 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1127823 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Do You Have a Gym Membership? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-gym-membership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-gym-membership" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/exercise-168816517.jpg" alt="gym" title="gym" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-gym-membership#comment-739604">Chrissy</a>, Amanda, and Christina for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Gym memberships are especially popular in the winter, what with exercise-related resolutions and cold weather that's less than great for outdoor activities. As such, you probably won't get the best deal at this time, but access to a gym's facilities and personal trainers is still worth the cost for many people.</p> <p><strong>Do you have a gym membership?</strong> Is it a worthwhile expense for you? Why or why not? If you don't have a gym membership, would you consider getting one if the price is right?</p> <p>Tell us whether you have a gym membership and we&#39;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We&#39;re doing three giveaways &mdash; here&#39;s how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857d74" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d74/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a></p> <script src="//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you&#39;re inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, January 27th at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after January 27th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us whether you have a gym membership and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-gym-membership">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/ask-the-readers-200-giveaway-what-is-your-top-question-about-personal-finance">Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What is Your Top Question About Personal Finance?</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/ask-the-readers-whats-the-biggest-item-in-your-budget">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s the Biggest Item in Your Budget?</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/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</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/ask-the-readers-are-you-optimistic-about-2011">Ask the Readers: Are You Optimistic About 2011?</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/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-chance-to-win-20">Ask the Readers: How Do You Save? (Chance to win $20!)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways Ask the Readers exercise gym membership Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:36:11 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1112107 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Get a Cheap Gym Membership http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-get-a-cheap-gym-membership <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-get-a-cheap-gym-membership" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/exercise-3739214-small.jpg" alt="gym" title="gym" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></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 awesome articles on getting a cheap gym membership, protecting your wealth, and keeping your living costs as low as a students.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/8-ways-to-get-a-cheap-gym-membership/">8 Ways to Get a Cheap Gym Membership</a> &mdash; If you want to get a cheap gym membership, buy a membership at Costco or consider community recreation centers. [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/got-wealth-6-strategies-for-protecting-it/">Got Wealth? 6 Strategies for Protecting It</a> &mdash; Protect your wealth by getting rid of liabilities and carefully vetting investment opportunities. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Live-Cheaply-Student-23514519">5 Ways to Keep Living Costs as Low as a Student's</a> &mdash; To keep your living costs low, create your own meal plans. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://youngadultfinances.com/common-financial-mistakes-you-make-in-your-twenties/">Common Financial Mistakes You Make in Your Twenties</a> &mdash; One of the most common financial mistakes 20-somethings make is overspending on their wedding. [Young Adult Finances]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/how-much-life-insurance-do-you-need/">How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?</a> &mdash; Typically, in order to determine how much life insurance you should get, take your income and multiply it by 17. [Cash Money Life]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/work/life-balance/5-tips-help-you-cope-when-you-have-two-part-time-jobs">5 Tips to Help You Cope When You Have Two Part-Time Jobs</a> &mdash; To survive having two part-time jobs, remember that you can't keep everyone happy. [MainStreet]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-raise-financially-savvy-kids">How to Raise Financially Savvy Kids</a> &mdash; If you want to raise your kids to be financially savvy, teach them the value of a dollar. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/3-useful-tips-on-how-to-become-a-millionaire/">3 Useful Tips on How to Become a Millionaire</a> &mdash; A common trait shared among millionaires is that they were not afraid of failure. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/housing/spend-more-to-save-more-3-home-improvement-items-that-are-worth-the-splurge-0613/">Spend More to Save More: 3 Home Improvement Items That are Worth the Splurge</a> &mdash; It is worth it to splurge on appliances for your home because Energy Star appliances will reduce your energy bill. [MintLife]</p> <p><a href="http://onecentatatime.com/why-your-neighbor-is-richer-than-you/">Why your Neighbor is Richer than You</a> &mdash; Your neighbor may be richer than you if they budget better than you or they have a smaller family. [One Cent at a Time]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-get-a-cheap-gym-membership">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/why-is-gasoline-so-cheap-a-cost-comparison-of-40-common-household-liquids">Why is Gasoline So Cheap? A Cost Comparison of 40 Common Household Liquids</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/13-cheap-ways-to-beat-stress">13 Cheap Ways to Beat Stress</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/tattoo-removal-on-the-cheap-just-use-a-black-decker-sander">Tattoo removal on the cheap...just use a Black &amp; Decker Sander.</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/trim-costs-with-cheaper-kids-haircuts">Trim Costs with Cheaper Kid&#039;s Haircuts</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-hair-growth-products-for-men">The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Men</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty best money tips cheap gym membership Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:48:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 978218 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Work Out Without a Gym Membership http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-work-out-without-a-gym-membership <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-work-out-without-a-gym-membership" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/6057134230_97d864f62b_z-1.jpg" alt="Work Out Without a Gym Membership" title="Work Out Without a Gym Membership" 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 exercising without a gym membership, booking holiday travel, and how to stick with a budget.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://zenhabits.net/minimalist-fitness-how-to-get-in-lean-shape-with-little-or-no-equipment/">How to Get in Shape with Little or No Equipment</a> &mdash; You can get a fantastic workout with little or no equipment. [Zen Habits]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/columns/kiptips/archives/time-to-book-holiday-travel.html">Time to Book Holiday Travel</a> &mdash; When booking your holiday travel, keep in mind the best day to book flights is Tuesday. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://christianpf.com/how-to-stick-with-a-budget/">How to Stick With a Budget</a> &mdash; To be successful in sticking with your budget, choose the best budget tool for you. [Christian PF]</p> <p><a href="http://www.openforum.com/articles/3-ways-to-use-your-social-networks-effectively">3 Ways To Use Your Social Networks Effectively</a> &mdash; To use your social networks effectively, try to develop your information brokers. [American Express OPEN Forum]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Interview-Follow-Up-Email-Template-19179139">Savvy Tip: Follow Up After a Job Interview</a> &mdash; Be sure to follow up after a job interview. It will improve the interviewer's perception of you. [SavvySugar]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/leverage-a-weak-stock-market/">14 Effective Strategies To Leverage A Weak Stock Market</a> &mdash; Leverage a weak stock market by teaching yourself to be more frugal. [The Digerati Life]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/know-you-will-lose-your-job/">What to Do When You Know You Will Lose Your Job</a> &mdash; If you know you will lose your job, start looking for a new job immediately. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/2011/09/7-ways-to-entertain-your-kids-when-youre-sick/">7 Ways to Entertain your kids when you're sick</a> &mdash; Entertain your kids when you are under the weather by giving them a couple hours of screen time. [The Centsible Life]</p> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/6-ways-to-say-thanks-for-little-to-nothing/">6 Ways to Say &quot;Thanks&quot; For Little to Nothing</a> &mdash; Say thanks if someone did something for you by making them cookies. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-great-family-halloween-movies">5 Great Family Halloween Movies</a> &mdash; This Halloween, consider watching 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' with your family. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-work-out-without-a-gym-membership">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/8-legit-ways-to-use-the-gym-for-free">8 Legit Ways to Use the Gym for Free</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-times-a-gym-membership-isnt-worth-it">5 Times a Gym Membership Isn&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-going-to-the-gym-is-a-waste-of-money-time-and-resources">Why Going to the Gym Is a Waste of Money, Time, and Resources</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-a-great-workout-for-free-with-11-simple-moves">Get a Great Workout for Free With 11 Simple Moves</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/13-easy-ways-to-save-on-your-gym-membership">13 Easy Ways to Save on Your Gym Membership</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Lifestyle best money tips gym gym membership working out Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:00:49 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 715408 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Gym Membership Alternatives http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-gym-membership-alternatives <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-gym-membership-alternatives" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4535749649_4b82a4bb68_z-1.jpg" alt="Gym Membership Alternatives" title="Gym Membership Alternatives" 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 awesome articles on alternatives to gym membership, convincing your partner to save money, and things to buy in August.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://couplemoney.com/fitness-and-health/5-alternatives-to-gym-membership/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CoupleMoney+%28Couple+Money%29">5 Alternatives to Gym Membership</a> &mdash; Instead of paying for a gym membership, consider taking advantage of day passes. [Couple Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moolanomy.com/5169/how-to-convince-your-partner-to-save-money-mmarquit01/">How to Convince Your Partner to Save Money</a> &mdash; Convince your partner to save money by finding creative saving methods. [Moolanomy]</p> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/things-to-buy-in-august-and-those-to-avoid/">Things to Buy in August (and Those to Avoid)</a> &mdash; This August, steer clear from buying bathing suits but go ahead and buy summer toys. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://notmadeofmoney.com/blog/2011/08/saving-with-do-it-yourself-cleaning.html">Save Money With Do It Yourself Cleaning</a> &mdash; To save money on cleaning, consider making your own drain cleaner with baking soda and vinegar. [Not Made Of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/12/10/crazy-ways-to-make-money-during-the-recession-five-true-stories/">Crazy Ways to Make Money During the Recession: 5 True Stories</a> &mdash; Money may be hard to come by during a recession, but these success stories may inspire you to get creative on how you can make money. [DailyFinance]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/10-Things-Do-10-Bucks-Cool-Travel-Gear-18597311">10 Things to Do With 10 Bucks: Cool Travel Gear</a> &mdash; If you have an extra $10 to spend on your next vacation, consider purchasing a filtered water bottle. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/more-top-meal-planning-apps-and-websites-for-busy-parents">7 More Top Meal Planning Apps And Websites For Busy Parents</a> &mdash; Are you a busy parent that needs help with meal planning? Consider using Foodily. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2011/08/02/seven-frugal-ways-to-keep-your-kids-busy-this-summer/">Seven Frugal Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer</a> &mdash; Keep your kids busy this summer by letting them make super bubbles. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/save-money-on-a-cruise/">How to Save Money On a Cruise</a> &mdash; Save money on your cruise by watching for extra charges. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/understand-health-insurance-statements/">3 Important Tips For Understanding Health Insurance Details</a> &mdash; Understand your health insurance details by understanding the Explanation of Benefits. [The Digerati Life]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-gym-membership-alternatives">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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For many people, this means paying for a gym membership. However, some people opt to work out outside the gym to avoid paying a monthly membership fee.</p> <p><strong>Do you pay for a gym membership? &nbsp;</strong>Or do you prefer to exercise outside of a gym environment? Why?</p> <p>Tell us if you pay for a gym membership and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; one for random comments, one for random Facebook &quot;Likes&quot;, and another one for random tweets.</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries (1 per action):</h3> <ul> <li>Go to our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wise-Bread/26830741467?ref=ts">Facebook page</a>, &quot;Like&quot; us, and leave a comment telling us you did, or</li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a> your answer. You have to be a follower of our <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread account</a>. Include both &quot;@wisebread&quot; and &quot;#WBAsk&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it. Leave a link to your tweet (click the timestamp for the individual URL) in a separate comment.</li> </ul> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, July 11th at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after July 11th on the original post and via Twitter. Winners will also be contacted via email, Facebook, and Twitter Direct Message.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p>Note: Due to recent changes in Facebook's promotions guidelines, we have restructured the entry format of our giveaways.</p> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us if you pay for a gym membership and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-pay-for-a-gym-membership">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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