trick http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4186/all en-US Best Money Tips: Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-saving-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-saving-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man-saving-change-494377793-small.jpg" alt="man saving change" title="man saving change" 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 amazing articles on ways to trick yourself into saving money, watching college football without cable, and cities with the most job opportunities.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/money-tips/6-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-saving-money/">6 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money</a> &mdash; Using automatic deposits and saving your raises are two easy ways to trick yourself into more savings. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/watch-college-football-online-without-cable/">6 Ways to Watch College Football Without Cable</a> &mdash; WatchESPN.com is just one easy way you can watch college football without paying for cable. [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/10-cities-around-the-world-with-the-most-job-opportunities.html">10 Cities Around the World With the Most Job Opportunities</a> &mdash; Sydney and Hong Kong are one of the top ten cities in the world with job opportunities. [Lifehack]</p> <p><a href="http://simplefinanciallifestyle.com/short-term-view-can-have-a-domino-effect-on-your-personal-finances?utm_content=buffer449b6&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer">Short Term View Can Have a Domino Effect on Your Personal Finances</a> &mdash; When it comes to your finances, make sure to consider how your decisions will affect you in the long run. [Simple Financial Lifestyle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalconfessions.com/financial-health/33-likely-achieve-savings-goal.php">You Are 33% More Likely to Achieve Your Savings Goal If You Do This&hellip;</a> &mdash; Did you know you are more likely to achieve your savings goals if you write them on paper? [Frugal Confessions]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/03/03sep08e.cfm?slider">Get a Raise in Any Economy</a> &mdash; To get a raise in any economy, show and tell why you deserve a raise. [TheDollarStretcher.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2014/09/03/4-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-emotional-manipulation/">4 Ways to Protect Yourself From Emotional Manipulation</a> &mdash; Protect yourself from emotional manipulation by staying calm and breathing. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/DIY-Bleach-Gel-35633253">DIY Bleach Gel That Will Make Your Life Awesome</a> &mdash; Did you know you can make your own bleach gel with just three ingredients? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2014/09/the-real-reason-you-feel-overwhelmed/">The Real Reason You Feel Overwhelmed</a> &mdash; Chances are you feel overwhelmed because you don't realize that you are spending your time in other areas that you might not need to be spending your time in. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2014/09/5-awesome-things-can-learn-children.html">5 Awesome Things We Can Learn From Children</a> &mdash; Children can teach us to stay curious and not judge. [Dumb Little Man]</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-trick-yourself-into-saving-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/in-times-like-these-separate-the-want-from-the-need">In times like these, separate the want from the need.</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-good-writing-skills-saves-and-earns-money">How good writing skills save and earn 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/frugal-or-just-plain-wrong">Frugal... or just plain wrong?</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/five-calls-you-can-make-now-to-save-hundreds-to-thousands-of-dollars">Five calls you can make now to save hundreds to thousands of dollars</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/25-ways-to-save-on-a-shoestring">25 Ways to Save on a Shoestring</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips money saving trick Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:00:14 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1207215 at http://www.wisebread.com Where on Earth did the $1 bill go? http://www.wisebread.com/where-on-earth-did-the-1-bill-go <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/where-on-earth-did-the-1-bill-go" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/1407846907_7a2d4c2423.jpg" alt="fuzzy math" title="fuzzy math" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="353" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&#39;d like to start by saying I&#39;m awful at math. I mean, really bad. So it will come as no surprise to learn that I just scratched my bald head in wonder when I was told the following story. It may be one you&#39;ve heard before, or a variation of something that&#39;s really old, but I&#39;ll tell it anyway. And then maybe one smart WB reader can show me how this puzzle actually is solved, because I&#39;m clueless.</p> <p>The story starts with three guys (although it could have been three girls, hey, I&#39;m not being sexist here). They&#39;re all out on the town and get quite merry in a local bar. Instead of attempting to drive (bad idea guys) or paying for a pricey cab, they decide to share a cheap hotel room and split the bill. </p> <p>The price for the room, they are told by the receptionist, is $30 for one night. No problem for our guys, they each cough up $10 and go sleep off the booze. In the morning, the receptionist gets the bill and realizes the price for the room is actually only $25. As this guy is as bad at math as I am, he decided to give each guy $1 back and pocket the remaining $2 cash.</p> <p>Here&#39;s where my head hurts.</p> <p>The guys originally paid $10 each for the room.</p> <p>They get $1 back each, meaning they paid $9 each for the room.</p> <p>And the receptionist has $2.</p> <p>$9 x 3 = $27 </p> <p>Add the $2 from the receptionist.</p> <p>$27 + $2 = $29</p> <p>But they originally paid $30. So, where on Earth did the $1 bill go? Help!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/where-on-earth-did-the-1-bill-go">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/turn-1-into-100-in-about-2-minutes">Turn $1 into $100 in about 2 minutes.</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/get-your-pc-to-give-you-coffee-bacon-or-even-an-orgasm">Get your PC to give you coffee, bacon or even an orgasm.</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/mind-over-math-believing-it-makes-it-so">Mind Over Math - Believing It Makes It So</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-simple-plan-for-saving-up-a-2000-fun-fund">A Simple Plan for Saving Up a $2000 Fun Fund</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/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 enigma hotel math puzzle story trick unusual Sun, 02 Dec 2007 05:48:23 +0000 Paul Michael 1446 at http://www.wisebread.com Turn $1 into $100 in about 2 minutes. http://www.wisebread.com/turn-1-into-100-in-about-2-minutes <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/126856_100_.jpg" alt="bill face" title="bill face" width="224" height="300" /></p> <p>So, I can think of a few ways to turn a $1 into a $100 bill in a few minutes. </p> <p>One would be to back a winning horse that has ridiculous odds. Another is to steal it. You could always ask your kind folks or other relatives for the money. Or perhaps <a href="/street-market-scams-dont-believe-the-hype">pull a con or scam</a> on some unwitting passers by. </p> <p>But this way seems the easiest. If only I knew how he did it. </p> <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://embed.break.com/Mjc2ODM2" /><embed src="http://embed.break.com/Mjc2ODM2" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><p><font size=1><a href="http://break.com/watch/276836/Turn_a_1_dollar_bill_into_100_dollars/">Turn a 1 dollar bill into 100 dollars</a> - <a href="http://www.break.com/">Click Here for more great videos and pictures!</a></font></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/turn-1-into-100-in-about-2-minutes">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/101-things-to-do-with-a-1-bill">101 things to do with a $1 bill.</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/chill-your-sunscreen-and-25-other-beach-trip-hacks">Chill Your Sunscreen and 25 Other Beach Trip Hacks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/where-on-earth-did-the-1-bill-go">Where on Earth did the $1 bill go?</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/reach-your-money-goals-faster-with-a-simple-naming-trick">Reach Your Money Goals Faster With a Simple Naming Trick</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-only-tool-youll-ever-need-to-buy">The Only Tool You&#039;ll Ever Need To Buy</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks $1 $100 amazing cool fun magic party trick prank secret trick Thu, 19 Apr 2007 02:32:54 +0000 Paul Michael 528 at http://www.wisebread.com