free http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/47/all en-US Best Money Tips: Ways to Watch Movies for Free http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-watch-movies-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-ways-to-watch-movies-for-free" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/movie-theatre-188007698-small.jpg" alt="movie theatre" title="movie theatre" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="147" /></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 watch movies for free, bridal shower gift ideas, and motivation and money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Watch-Movies-Free-31004765">11 Ways to Watch Movies for Free</a> &mdash; To watch movies for free, go to the library or use SwapADVD. [POPSUGAR Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.onesmartdollar.com/5-bridal-shower-gift-ideas-under-50/">5 Bridal Shower Gift Ideas Under $50</a> &mdash; A gift basket or spa certificate are just a couple bridal shower gift ideas that won't break the bank. [One Smart Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/06/23/motivation-and-money/">Motivation and Money</a> &mdash; When it comes to staying motivated with your money goals, make yourself accountable. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2014/06/eight-opening-lines-to-network-like-a-pro.html">Eight Opening Lines to Network Like a Pro</a> &mdash; What is your go to line when you are networking? These suggestions can help if you don't have one yet! [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/06/23/making-time-for-money/">Making Time for Money</a> &mdash; It is vital to make time to create a formal budgeting process and to shop your credit card business. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/should-all-job-seekers-have-personal-website">Should All Job Seekers Have a Personal Website?</a> &mdash; Having your own personal website can help you in your quest to get employed. [Mainstreet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.newlywedsonabudget.com/2014/06/savinghalf/">How We're Saving Half Our Income</a> &mdash; If you want to save half your income, start by paying off all your debt. [Newlyweds on a Budget]</p> <p><a href="http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2014/06/25/most-stressed-out-cities/index.html?iid=Lead">10 Most Stressed Out Cities</a> &mdash; Did you know New York and Houston are two of the most stressed out cities in the US? [CNN Money]</p> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/06/25/6-secrets-of-successful-money-coaches?int=aa6a09&amp;int=a86509">6 Secrets of Successful Money Coaches</a> &mdash; Successful money coaches have spend-free days and take latte breaks. [US News &amp; World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/most-patriotic-spots-to-take-a-family-vacation">Most Patriotic Spots to Take a Family Vacation</a> &mdash; Mount Rushmore is a great, patriotic spot to take a family vacation. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-watch-movies-for-free" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Ways to Watch Movies for Free" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Entertainment best money tips free movies Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1149838 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Free Things You Can Do This Summer http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-things-you-can-do-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-free-things-you-can-do-this-summer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/hiker-478884045-small%20copy.jpg" alt="hiker" title="hiker" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="136" /></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 free things you can do this summer, saving money at home, and managing your fear of money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/05/fun-and-free-things-you-can-do-this-summer-2014/">31 Fun and Free Things You Can Do This Summer</a> &mdash; This summer, go on a long hike or borrow a friend's paddleboard and try it out! [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/slideshows/12-ways-to-save-money-at-home?int=a64b09">12 Ways to Save Money at Home</a> &mdash; Using what you already have and cleaning with baking soda can help you save money at home. [US News &amp; World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/05/28/a-guide-to-managing-your-fear-of-money/">A Guide to Managing Your Fear of Money</a> &mdash; When it comes to managing your fear of money, identify your patterns and face your fear. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://christianpf.com/ideas-summer-bbq/">20 DIY Summer BBQ Ideas</a> &mdash; Having a refreshment station and condiment central are just a couple fun DIY ideas for your next BBQ. [Christian PF]</p> <p><a href="https://www.mint.com/blog/consumer-iq/savvy-ways-to-slash-the-price-of-your-wedding-venue-0514/">Savvy Ways to Slash the Cost of Your Wedding Venue</a> &mdash; To slash the cost of your wedding venue, consider getting married in rural areas. [MintLife Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/05/23/the-post-college-outlook-a-new-money-worry-for-20-somethings/">The Post-College Outlook: A New Money Worry for 20-Somethings?</a> &mdash; Young people may now have to worry about not making as much money as they previously expected after graduation. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2014/05/do-i-need-life-insurance-once-my-kids-are-grown.html">Do I Need Life Insurance Once My Kids Are Grown?</a> &mdash; If your kids are grown, consider whether or not estate taxes are an issue when deciding if you still need life insurance. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Things-Happy-People-Do-34870691">15 Things Incredibly Happy People Do</a> &mdash; Incredible people go offline and plan getaways. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://howsmarriedlife.net/5-wedding-traditions-came/">5 Wedding Traditions and How They Came to Be</a> &mdash; Have you ever heard of the wedding tradition of the freezer cake? [How's Married Life?]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/the-importance-of-sleep-and-how-to-get-more">The Importance of Sleep and How to Get More</a> &mdash; To get your child to sleep, establish a routine and start when they are young. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-things-you-can-do-this-summer" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Free Things You Can Do This Summer" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Lifestyle best money tips free fun summer Fri, 30 May 2014 09:00:23 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1141162 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Free Things That Just Aren't Worth It http://www.wisebread.com/10-free-things-that-just-arent-worth-it <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-free-things-that-just-arent-worth-it" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/tv-99315423.jpg" alt="TV" title="TV" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are generally two different approaches that people will take when confronted with a freebie.</p> <p>First, you have the person who is all in, simply because the item is free or because they get really jazzed and excited when they're getting a deal. It's the extreme-couponer mentality where it's good to get anything and everything one can for free. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-tvs-extreme-cheapskates-going-too-far?ref=seealso">Are Extreme Cheapskates Going Too Far?</a>)</p> <p>The second approach is the pragmatist mindset where the person immediately becomes skeptical and assumes that if something is free, it can't possibly be worth owning or even bothering with.</p> <p>After all, there's no such thing as a free lunch. Milton Friedman would be proud.</p> <p>Both views can be right and appropriate in different situations, depending on what exactly you're getting for free. Let's look at 10 free things that probably aren't worth your time, thereby justifying the skeptic in you.</p> <h2>1. Web Hosting Services</h2> <p>Web hosting isn't expensive to begin with, running less than $5 per month in most cases. Thus using free hosting companies should be avoided because of the limited storage space, bandwidth, and the fact that most of these companies require you to post ads on your site as a means of paying for that limited space. If you're serious about hosting your site, spring for the monthly fee and do it right.</p> <h2>2. Magazines</h2> <p>A lot of magazines will offer you a free issue if you give them basic information like your name, mailing address, phone number, and email. The problem with that one issue is that it has a nasty habit of becoming a 24-month subscription due to the difficulty of canceling (or remembering to do so in the first place). The safer option is to just avoid the freebie unless you're sure you want to subscribe.</p> <h2>3. Signing Up for Email Coupons</h2> <p>Signing up for coupons online always means you've got to divulge an email address. That's fine, if you don't mind essentially signing up for a massive spam emailing list. Depending on who you initially sign up with, your email address is likely to end up on a number of other spam mailing lists, which will fill your inbox with all kinds of advertisements and coupons for things that you probably aren't interested in.</p> <p>Instead, visit a coupon code aggregator like <a href="http://www.retailmenot.com/">RetailMeNot</a>, Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/coupons">Coupon Codes</a> page, or <a href="http://www.fatwallet.com/">FatWallet</a>. You can visit these sites and pick up coupons without leaving your personal info behind. Even better? Because you initiate the search for a product or service you have already determined you need, you are less likely to make an unplanned or impulse purchase because you got a coupon in your inbox. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-simple-ways-to-stop-impulse-buying?ref=seealso">Stop Impulse Buying</a>)</p> <h2>4. Samples From Multi-Level Marketing Companies</h2> <p>Multi-level marketing companies will provide free samples for one of two reasons: Either they're trying to recruit you to sell something or they're trying to get you to buy what is often a severely overpriced product. Generally, they aren't giving you anything that's not just going to crowd up your closets and junk drawers.</p> <h2>5. Movie Channel (and Other) Trial Subscriptions</h2> <p>Cable companies will offer promotional deals that include movie channel packages for a few months. Even if movie channels hold some form of relevancy with competing services like Netflix and Hulu Plus, the cable company doesn't cancel the channels for you after the trial is over, which means you get billed for something you're probably not watching. Recently the cable companies brought this strategy to their own Internet streaming offerings, too.</p> <p>It's also common for trial offers on subscriptions of all kinds, from software and apps to gym memberships. Don't take the trial offer if you know you won't bother to cancel!</p> <h2>6. Merch Pens</h2> <p>Why do companies slap their name on a pen and give it out for free? They do it as a marketing tactic, which means the pens are cheap and serve little purpose aside from crowding up your desk. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-throw-out-today?ref=seealso">25 Things to Throw Out</a>)</p> <h2>7. SEO Consultation</h2> <p>SEO or &quot;search engine optimization&quot; is an acronym that has been thrown around the Internet now for several years and has given rise to numerous small companies that specialize in it.</p> <p>These companies advertise themselves as consultants who can help get your website ranking higher with Google and other search engines and generally improve the reach of your online content. They'll offer a free consultation to try and hook you in, but the information they provide isn't anything that you can't figure out on your own.</p> <p>My free SEO advice? Do what <a href="https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35291?hl=en">Google says you should do</a> and follow <a href="https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35769">Google's advice</a>.</p> <h2>8. Store Credit Cards</h2> <p>Not only are the credit cards themselves free, but there are often incentives attached to get you to sign up, like a store discount or some kind of free merchandise. The gut reaction is usually to go for it, but opening a credit card shouldn't be done on a whim, since it can hurt your credit score and cause you to spend more money than you would without it. The APRs on store credit cards are also very high, and since you're only allowed to use it at that particular store, there is very little practical use. To save at your favorite stores, wait for sales or coupons. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/store-credit-cards-that-dont-suck?ref=seealso">Store Credit Cards That Don't Suck</a>)</p> <h2>9. Timeshare Promotions</h2> <p>I suppose there are some of us who don't mind paying for a weekend away at a great resort with a couple of hours spent listening to a high octane sales presentation. Sure, you get to stay in a resort or hotel for free (or get other gifts gratis), but life's too short to fend off aggressive sales pitches. And if you aren't strong enough to say &quot;No,&quot; loudly and often, you may just find yourself roped in to a <a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2012/07/19/should-you-invest-in-a-timeshare">poor real estate investment</a>.</p> <h2>10. Other People's Junk</h2> <p>There's a reason that couch, television, desk, and pile of chipped plates is stacked on the sidewalk. Unless you've got a plan to resell that old junk on eBay or Craigslist (and fast), the clutter that someone else pushed to the curb will soon be your clutter. Walk away, and don't come back later with a pickup truck, either.</p> <h2>Understanding Marketing</h2> <p>When you understand a company's marketing tactics, it often takes a lot of the appeal and allure away from whatever free product they might be offering. Sure that item might be free, but it's always designed to get you to spend more money; far more than what the free product is worth.</p> <p>As weird as it may sound, freebies that aren't due to some kind of a sale or liquidation are almost always intended to get more money from you.</p> <p>Thus a bit of skepticism can, at times, be quite helpful.</p> <p><em>Are there other free things that aren't worth it? Share them with us in comments &mdash; it's free!</em></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-free-things-that-just-arent-worth-it" class="sharethis-link" title="10 Free Things That Just Aren&#039;t Worth It" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living General Tips free freebies ripoffs Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:36:21 +0000 Mikey Rox 1135243 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids on Spring Break http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cheap-things-to-do-with-your-kids-on-spring-break <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-cheap-things-to-do-with-your-kids-on-spring-break" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/family-457102489.jpg" alt="family" title="family" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="173" /></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 cheap things to do with your kids on spring break, costly mistakes taxpayers make, and smart ways to use extra cash.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/free-or-cheap-things-to-do-with-your-kids-on-spring-break/">5 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids on Spring Break</a> &mdash; This spring break, play outdoors or have a movie marathon with your kids. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/slideshow/taxes/T056-S003-9-costly-mistakes-taxpayers-make/index.html?si=1">9 Costly Mistakes Taxpayers Make</a> &mdash; Don't make the mistake of having too much tax withheld or making math errors when it comes to your taxes. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://donnafreedman.com/2014/03/23/9-smart-ways-to-use-all-that-extra-cash/">9 smart ways to use all that &quot;extra&quot; cash</a> &mdash; If you have extra cash, use it to plant a garden or improve your home. [Donna Freedman]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2014/03/27/20-clues-youre-buying-a-home-in-the-right-neighborhood/">20 Clues You're Buying a Home in the Right Neighborhood</a> &mdash; If your neighbors are organized and you can get a latte, you are probably buying a home in the right neighborhood. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneycrashers.com/best-mobile-coupon-apps-smartphone/">8 Best Mobile Coupon Apps to Save Money with Your Smartphone</a> &mdash; To save money with your smartphone, use Yowza and Coupon Sherpa. [Money Crashers]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://frugalportland.com/how-to-have-a-frugal-wedding-part-one-venue/">How to Have a Frugal Wedding Part One: Venue</a> &mdash; To have a frugal wedding, consider booking the venue for a less popular time, such as a Sunday at lunch in the fall. [Frugal Portland]</p> <p><a href="http://asklizweston.com/get-all-the-college-credit-you-deserve/">Get All The College Credit You Deserve</a> &mdash; When transfering schools, get the credit you deserve by being savvy about the transfer process. [Ask Liz Weston]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Organize-Your-Medicine-Cabinet-34404406">Organize Your Medicine Cabinet and Make it Pretty</a> &mdash; Use patterned contact paper to organize your medicine cabinet and make it pretty. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/get-out-and-play-23-games-and-activities-to-enjoy-outside-with-your-kids-this-spring">Get Out and Play! 23 Games and Activities to Enjoy Outside With Your Kids This Spring</a> &mdash; This spring, get outside and play shadow tag or go on a picnic with your kids. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/student-raises-1000-buy-burritoand-skydiving.html">Student raises $1,000 to take burrito skydiving</a> &mdash; What is the strangest Kickstarter campaign you've heard of? [Bargaineering]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cheap-things-to-do-with-your-kids-on-spring-break" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids on Spring Break" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips cheap free kids spring break Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:35 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1133371 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Entertain Yourself at Home http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-entertain-yourself-at-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-entertain-yourself-at-home" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/reading-2599122-small.jpg" alt="reading" title="reading" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></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 free ways to entertain yourself at home, free exercises that will help you get in shape, and advice for college graduates without debt.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Free-Ways-Entertain-Yourself-Home-30926585">68 Mostly Free Ways to Entertain Yourself at Home</a> &mdash; Keep yourself entertained at home for free by putting a puzzle together or rereading your old favorite books. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/awesome-free-exercises-to-help-you-get-in-shape/">5 Awesome Free Exercises that Will Help You Get in Shape</a> &mdash; Push ups and planks are just a couple free exercises that will get you in shape. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/advice-for-college-graduates-without-debt/">Advice for College Graduates Without Debt</a> &mdash; College graduates without debt should remember to hit their retirement savings hard. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/kids-and-money/3-life-lessons-your-kids-will-learn-from-allowances/">3 Life Lessons Your Kids Will Learn From Allowances</a> &mdash; Giving your kids an allowance will teach them that they must manage their money. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/after-layoff/">What to Do After a Layoff</a> &mdash; If you get laid off, prioritize your expenses and brush up your career paperwork. [Money Smart Life]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14feb10g.cfm">Preparing Your Income Taxes</a> &mdash; When preparing your income taxes, remember that the cheapest way to file is to do it yourself. [The Dollar Stretcher]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/10-uses-for-shredded-paper/">10 uses for shredded paper</a> &mdash; Did you know you can use shredded paper as filler at the bottom of gift baskets or as a fire starter? [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://retireby40.org/procrastination-save-money/">Can Procrastination Save Money?</a> &mdash; Procrastination is normally not a good thing, but it can ward off impulse buying. [Retire By 40]</p> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/4-tips-to-retire-wealthy/">4 Tips to Retire Wealthy</a> &mdash; To retire wealthy, take advantage of 401(k) matches. [NarrowBridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/12-easy-ways-to-make-every-day-valentine-s-day">12 Easy Ways to Make Every Day Valentine's Day</a> &mdash; Just because Valentine's Day is over doesn't mean you have to stop spreading the love! Hug people like you mean it to make every day Valentine's Day! [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-entertain-yourself-at-home" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Entertain Yourself at Home" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Entertainment Home best money tips entertain free home Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:25 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1126472 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Restaurants and Retailers Offering Free Gift Cards for Givers http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-restaurants-and-retailers-offering-free-gift-cards-for-givers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-restaurants-and-retailers-offering-free-gift-cards-for-givers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/gift-card-106575669.jpg" alt="gift card" title="gift card" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on restaurants and retailers offering free gift cards for givers, the best life hacks of 2013, and teaching children frugality.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.doughroller.net/promo-codes/gifting-giver-68-restaurants-retailers-offering-free-gift-cards-givers/">68 Restaurants and Retailers Offering Free Gift Cards for Givers</a> &mdash; Barnes and Noble, Fandango, and Jamba Juice are just a few restaurants and retailers offering gift cards to givers! [The Dough Roller]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Best-Life-Hacks-2013-32903606">The Best Life Hacks of 2013</a> &mdash; To cross out words on paper, use other letters instead of lines. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/teaching-children-frugality/?">Teaching Children Frugality</a> &mdash; In order to teach children frugality, talk through your spending decisions and show them how to shop around. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2013/12/5-ways-to-stop-wasting-time-surfing-the-web/">5 Ways to Stop Wasting Time Surfing the Web</a> &mdash; If you want to reduce your time on the web, set a timer and delegate when appropriate. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/fgmi45hffl/basic-will/?ss=personalfinance">10 Must-Have Estate Planning Documents</a> &mdash; It is important to have beneficiary forms and a living will when doing your estate planning. [Forbes]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2013/12/10-ways-to-fight-holiday-depression.html">10 Ways To Fight Holiday Depression</a> &mdash; Holidays got you down? Fight your depression by doing something silly or connecting with friends. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/make-wreath-10/">How to make a wreath for under $10</a> &mdash; All you need to make your own wreath is a coat hanger, some fabric, scissors, and pliers! [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/10-hot-holiday-gift-ideas-for-tween-girls">10 Hot Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Girls</a> &mdash; If you have a tween girl on your shopping list this year, consider getting her an iPod Shuffle. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/12/15/8-things-happy-successful-people-never-say/">8 Things Happy, Successful People Never Say</a> &mdash; Happy, successful people never say they don&#39;t have a choice or that they missed their chance. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/what-is-small-claims-court-and-when-should-i-use-it-1481147923">What is Small Claims Court and When Should I Use It?</a> &mdash; Small claims court may be necessary if your landlord failed to return your security deposit. [Lifehacker]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-restaurants-and-retailers-offering-free-gift-cards-for-givers" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Restaurants and Retailers Offering Free Gift Cards for Givers" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips free gift cards restaurants retailers Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:00:44 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1101062 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Cheap Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cheap-ways-to-celebrate-the-holiday-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-cheap-ways-to-celebrate-the-holiday-season" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/holiday-118329493.jpg" alt="decorating tree" title="decorating tree" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on free or cheap ways to celebrate the holidays, what Nelson Mandela can teach you about finances, and giving during the Christmas season.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/35-free-or-really-really-cheap-ways-to-celebrate-the-holiday-season">35 Free (or Really, Really Cheap) Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season</a> &mdash; To celebrate the holiday season without breaking the bank, turn on Christmas music and decorate your tree. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2013/12/11/what-nelson-mandela-can-teach-you-about-your-finances/">What Nelson Mandela can teach you about finances</a> &mdash; Nelson Mandela can teach you that when it comes to your finances, you must think about the future. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2013/12/ideas-for-giving-during-the-christmas-season/">Ideas for Giving During the Christmas Season</a> &mdash; This Christmas, take the time to go caroling or donate to Goodwill. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="https://www.jeanchatzky.com/smart-spending/making-the-most-of-your-mail-order-foods/">Making The Most Of Mail Order Food</a> &mdash; Make the most of mail order food by understanding how to go DIY. [Jean Chatzky Making Money Make Sense]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/about-penny-pinching/">4 Hidden Truths About Penny Pinching</a> &mdash; When it comes to penny pinching, remember that a strict control of finances can create capital for investment. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/buying-timeshares/">How to Get a Great Deal When Buying Timeshares</a> &mdash; To get a good deal when buying a timeshare, search on eBay for timeshares. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2013/12/12/anyone-can-start-a-side-business/">Anyone can start a side business</a> &mdash; If you want to start a side business, you cannot be afraid to fail. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://asklizweston.com/your-payout-from-social-security-and-medicare/">Your payout from Social Security and Medicare</a> &mdash; When it comes to social security and medicare it&#39;s not about money in, money out. [Ask Liz Weston]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Office-Holiday-Party-Etiquette-20790234">8 Things You Shouldn&#39;t Do at Your Company Holiday Party</a> &mdash; Do not ignore the dress code or be tongue tied at your company holiday party. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/christmas-activities/">24 Free (or Super Cheap) Christmas Activities</a> &mdash; Making ornaments and watching Christmas movies are just a couple more ways to have fun this Christmas without breaking the bank. [And Then We Saved]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cheap-ways-to-celebrate-the-holiday-season" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Cheap Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips celebrate cheap free Holidays Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:00:10 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1100002 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Score Free Stocking Stuffers http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-score-free-stocking-stuffers <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-score-free-stocking-stuffers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/holiday-93339528.jpg" alt="stocking stuffers" title="stocking stuffers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on scoring free stocking stuffers, what your sleeping position says about your relationship with money, and digging your way out of debt.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2013/11/05/12-ways-to-score-free-stocking-stuffers/">12 Ways to Score Free Stocking Stuffers</a> &mdash; Find samples and check your credit card rewards to score free stocking stuffers. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/what-your-sleep-position-says-about-your-relationship-with-money/">What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Relationship With Money</a> &mdash; People who sleep on their side tend to earn more money than people who sleep in other positions. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthyturtle.com/digging-yourself-out-of-debt/">Digging Yourself Out of Debt</a> &mdash; To dig yourself out of debt, look into credit counseling. [Wealthy Turtle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/what-you-need-to-know-for-401k-open-enrollment.html">401(k) open enrollment season at work? 3 things you need to know</a> &mdash; Before you enroll in your company&#39;s 401(k) plan, figure out how long it will take until you are vested. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/use-your-raise-to-increase-your-savings/">Use Your Raise To Increase Your Savings</a> &mdash; Anytime you receive a raise, devote part of it to increasing your savings. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneycrashers.com/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-prevent-poor-financial-choices/">How Cognitive Behavioral Therpapy Can Prevent Poor Financial Choices</a> &mdash; Irrational negative beliefs may cause you to make poor financial choices, so try cognitive behavioral therapy to help you identify between rational and irrational beliefs. [Money Crashers]</p> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T027-C001-S002-strategies-for-your-health-savings-account.html">Strategies for Your Health Savings Account</a> &mdash; Did you know health savings accounts provide a triple tax break? [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Affordable-Oprah-Favorite-Things-2013-32357543">16 of Oprah&#39;s FavoriteThings Under $50</a> &mdash; Modern House Red Wine and sweater coozies are just a couple affordable items on Oprah&#39;s favorite things list this year.[PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/prepare-for-the-unexpected/">How to Survive When the Freelancing Life Throws You Curveballs</a> &mdash; When thrown curveballs as a freelancer, stay afloat by staying a few weeks ahead. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/winter-baby-showers-that-sparkle-and-shine">Winter Baby Showers That Sparkle and Shine</a> &mdash; Throwing a baby shower this winter? Consider an Ice Princess or Prince theme! [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-score-free-stocking-stuffers" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Ways to Score Free Stocking Stuffers" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips Christmas free stocking stuffers Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:48:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1081945 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Free Activities to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-activities-to-get-your-creative-juices-flowing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-free-activities-to-get-your-creative-juices-flowing" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/relax-248232-small.jpg" alt="woman" title="woman" 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 fantastic articles on free activities to get your creative juices flowing, what to do if you lose your job, and talking about money with your honey.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Free-Activities-Get-You-Motivated-31040060">90 Free Activities to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing</a> &mdash; Get your creative juices flowing by joining Instagram or going to a free concert. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/i-lost-my-job-now-what/">I Lost My Job, Now What?</a> &mdash; If you lost your job, remember that a good head hunter is your best friend. [Generation X Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/how-to-talk-about-money-with-your-honey/">How to Talk About Money with Your Honey</a> &mdash; When talking about money with your significant other, determine your goals and values together. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/selling-body-parts-for-cash/">Your Body is a Goldmine (If You So Choose) - Selling Body Parts For Cash</a> &mdash; Did you know you can make $20-$60 for donating your plasma? [And Then We Saved]</p> <p><a href="http://freefrombroke.com/textbooks-for-less/">10 Tricks to Get Cheaper Textbooks (Because Tuition is Expensive Enough!)</a> &mdash; Get cheaper textbooks by renting books or go half in with another student. [Free From Broke]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/power-couples-mixing-business-love/">Mixing Business + Love: Is This Possible?</a> &mdash; Does the concept of being a &quot;power couple&quot; appeal to you? You must be able to have good communication and have fun with your significant other if you want to be a successful &quot;power couple.&quot; [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/important-investment-accounts-you-should-have/">Important Investment Accounts You Should Have</a> &mdash; It is important to have an individual investment account or a traditional IRA. [NarrowBridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/assets-keep-bankruptcy/">What Assets Can You Keep in a Bankruptcy?</a> &mdash; If you file for bankruptcy, you can keep your retirement assets. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/are-you-ready-to-work-from-home/">Are You Really Work from Home Material?</a> &mdash; To figure out if you are work from home material, identify how you deal with distractions. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/node/2354">5 Ways to Keep your Baby Cool at the Beach</a> &mdash; Cooling towels are a great way to keep your baby cool at the beach. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-activities-to-get-your-creative-juices-flowing" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Free Activities to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living activities best money tips creative free Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:48:45 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 981064 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Places to Find Free Moving Boxes http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-places-to-find-free-moving-boxes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-places-to-find-free-moving-boxes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/moving-5142782-small.jpg" alt="moving boxes" title="moving boxes" 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 great articles on places to find free moving boxes, moving back home after graduation, and beating your bills big time.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/moving-cross-country-where-to-find-free-moving-boxes/">Moving Cross Country: 13 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes</a> &mdash; Did you know you can find free moving boxes at bookstores or gyms? [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/move-back-home-after-graduation/">When it's OK to Move Back Home After Graduation</a> &mdash; If you are drowning in student loan debt, it's OK to move back home after you graduate. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/10-ways-to-beat-your-bills/">Top 10 Ways to Beat Your Bills Big Time</a> &mdash; Cutting back on your services and reading the fine print can help you save on your bills. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/how-to-start-your-own-business-with-no-money/">How to Start Your Own Business With No Money</a> &mdash; To start your own business with no money, build a social media following and take advantage of free learning. [Generation X Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/save-money-on-theme-park-tickets/">6 ways to save money on theme park tickets</a> &mdash; Save money on theme park tickets by purchasing multi-day passes and buying your tickets online. [Living on the Cheap]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.20sfinances.com/2013/06/19/post-graduate-degrees-that-pay/">Post-Graduate Degrees That Pay</a> &mdash; Engineers and computer science are two graduate degrees that can help grads rake in $100,000 per year. [20's Finances]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Make-Your-Clothes-Last-Longer-30811657">The Secrets to Making Forever 21 Clothes Last</a> &mdash; To make clothing from Forever 21 last longer, store it properly and wash it with care. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://yesiamcheap.com/2013/06/making-it-through-college-on-a-budget/">Making It Through College On A Budget</a> &mdash; Survive college while on a budget by opting for affordable housing and lowering your travel costs. [Yes, I Am Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/49-practical-ways-to-tell-your-teen-i-love-you-the-follow-up-edition">49 Practical Ways to Tell Your Teen &quot;I Love You&quot;</a> &mdash; Teaching your teen to drive or keeping his or her favorite snacks on hand can show your teen you love them. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/good-business-manners/">How to Keep New Clients By Using Good Business Manners</a> &mdash; It is important to keep the lines of communication open with your new clients if you want them to keep coming back! [Careful Cents]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-places-to-find-free-moving-boxes" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Places to Find Free Moving Boxes" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips boxes free moving Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:48:36 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 980147 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Free Things to Do in the Summer http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-things-to-do-in-the-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-free-things-to-do-in-the-summer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/beach-4313601-small.jpg" alt="summer" title="summer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></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 free things to do in the summer, getting free medication prescriptions, and budgeting when having a baby.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/free-things-to-do-in-the-summer/">33 Free Things to Do in the Summer</a> &mdash; This summer, have fun for free by reading a book or having a garage sale. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/free-medication-prescriptions/">How to Get Free Medication Prescriptions</a> &mdash; When trying to find free medication prescriptions, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may know about new trial drugs or prescription assistance programs. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/budget-having-baby/">How to Budget When Having a Baby</a> &mdash; If you are having a baby, take into consideration furniture and safety expenses. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Interview-Preparation-Tips-Time-Line-20892485">10 Essential Steps to Take Before a Job Interview</a> &mdash; Before you go in for a job interview, turn off your phone and drink some water. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/cheap-gift-ideas/">Cheap Gift Ideas</a> &mdash; To give gifts without breaking the bank, create handmade gifts or shop clearance bins. [Generation X Finance]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/life-style/how-to-mentally-financially-survive-taking-care-of-an-aging-parent/">How to Mentally &amp; Financially Survive Taking Care of an Aging Parent</a> &mdash; Establishing a budget is a key aspect of mentally and financially surviving taking care of an aging parent. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/5-ways-to-save-money-and-the-environment-this-summer/">5 Ways to Save Money and the Environment This Summer</a> &mdash; If you want to save mone and the environment this summer, install low flow shower heads. [Narrow Bridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/4-steps-to-mastering-the-car-seat">4 Steps to Mastering Your Child's Car Seat</a> &mdash; To master your child's carseat, read the directions! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/reasons-to-avoid-life-insurance/">5 Silly Reasons You Use To Avoid Getting Life Insurance</a> &mdash; Don't use the excuse of not needing life insurance to avoid getting it. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/02/02may27d.cfm?slider#.UaObaIXi6UM">Don't Feel the Burn - Heal the Burn!</a> &mdash; Did you know you can use cooled vitamin E to heal your sunburn? [TheDollarStretcher.com]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-things-to-do-in-the-summer" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Free Things to Do in the Summer" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Entertainment best money tips free fun summer Tue, 28 May 2013 09:36:55 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 976250 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Free (and Almost Free) Spring Family Fun http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-and-almost-free-spring-family-fun <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-free-and-almost-free-spring-family-fun" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5994400291_de5160a10e_z.jpg" alt="kites" title="kites" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="171" /></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 spring family fun, ways to spring-clean your budget, and reducing your income taxes.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/free-and-almost-free-spring-family-fun">Free (and Almost Free) Spring Family Fun</a> &mdash; Flying a kite or going on a picnic are a couple great ways to have some frugal family fun. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Refresh-Your-Budget-28969042">8 Ways to Spring-Clean Your Budget This April</a> &mdash; Check your credit report and fund your IRA this spring. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/2013/03/28/7-ways-to-reduce-your-income-taxes/">7 Ways To Reduce Your Income Taxes</a> &mdash; To reduce your income taxes, consider itemizing your returns. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/music-on-the-cheap-listen-to-the-music-you-love-for-less/">5-plus places to find free and legal music</a> &mdash; Pandora and Freegal are just a couple places to find free and legal music. [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/how-to-keep-your-employer-from-knowing-youre-looking-for-a-job/">How to Keep Your Employer from Knowing You're Looking for a Job</a> &mdash; Keep your employer from knowing you are looking for another job by keeping your applications to a minimum. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2013/03/9-ways-youre-wasting-your-tax-return/">9 Ways You're Wasting Your Tax Return</a> &mdash; If you are eating out unnecessarily, you are wasting your tax return. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/are-you-playing-the-wife-role-for-the-girlfriends-salary/">Are You Playing The Wife Role For The Girlfriend's Salary?</a> &mdash; If you aren't married to your man, don't share a bank account with him. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://yesiamcheap.com/2013/03/why-you-should-not-have-employer-life-insurance/">Why You Shouldn't Depend On Your Employer's Life Insurance</a> &mdash; It's a good idea to not depend on your employer's life insurance because your employer's plan might lapse. [Yes, I Am Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/save-cost-disability-insurance/">How To Save On The Cost Of Disability Insurance</a> &mdash; Building up your emergency fund can help you save on disability insurance. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2013/03/over-indulgence.html">Over-Indulgence</a> &mdash; Over-indulgence can cause you to end up being poor. [Free Money Finance]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-and-almost-free-spring-family-fun" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Free (and Almost Free) Spring Family Fun" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Lifestyle best money tips family free fun spring Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:00:30 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 971639 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Spend Time With Your Family http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-spend-time-with-your-family <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-spend-time-with-your-family" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5046606777_8c02eda971_b.jpg" alt="happy family" title="happy family" 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 fantastic articles on free ways to spend time with your family, making money in your spare time, and interview tips for recent grads.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/20-free-ways-to-spend-time-with-your-family/">20 Free Ways To Spend Time With Your Family</a> &mdash; If you want to spend time with your family for free, go on a hike or visit a free museum. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/make-money-spare-time/">10 Ways to Make Money in Your Spare Time</a> &mdash; To make money in your spare time, serve as a call center for businesses. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://youngadultfinances.com/5-interview-tips-for-recent-college-graduates/">5 Interview Tips for Recent College Grads</a> &mdash; Are you a recent grad about to interview for a job? Remember to be on time! [Young Adult Finances]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/money-and-happiness-recreate-the-benefits-for-yourself/">Money and Happiness: Recreate the Benefits for Yourself</a> &mdash; Create happiness for yourself even if money is tight by spending money on experiences. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/how-to-get-the-best-flight-deals">11 Ideas for How To Save on Flights</a> &mdash; Shopping midweek and booking a redeye or flights with stops will help you save on flights. [Money Under 30]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/important-income-tax-deductions/">Five Of The Most Important Tax Deductions You Cannot Forget</a> &mdash; Do not forget to include charitable gifts or out-of-pocket teacher expenses when doing your taxes. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2013/03/10-fun-unconventional-and-thrifty-things-you-can-do-with-your-significant-other/">10 Fun, Unconventional (and Thrifty) Things You Can Do With Your Significant Other</a> &mdash; Need something fun and thrifty to do with your significant other? Go through old pictures together. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://youngandthrifty.ca/how-to-choose-a-charity-properly/">How to Choose a Charity Properly</a> &mdash; When choosing a charity, make sure to do your homework before you donate. [Young and Thrifty]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Daylight-Saving-Tips-28445717">5 Tips to Tackle Daylight Savings Time</a> &mdash; Make the transition into daylight savings time a little easier by prepping for your morning the night before. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/operation-kidsafe-other-places-to-protect-your-kids">Operation Kidsafe and Other Places to Protect Your Kids</a> &mdash; Did you know Operation Kidsafe will help you find your child if they go missing or are kidnapped? [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-spend-time-with-your-family" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Spend Time With Your Family" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Lifestyle best money tips family free Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:48:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 969858 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Sources of Free Entertainment http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-sources-of-free-entertainment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-sources-of-free-entertainment" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4288003578_b345fa40d5_z.jpg" alt="Sources of Free Entertainment" title="Sources of Free Entertainment" 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 sources of free entertainment, the best items to buy now, and retirement planning in your 20s.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.youngadultmoney.com/2013/01/07/save-money-5-sources-of-free-entertainment/">Save Money: 5 Sources of Free Entertainment</a> &mdash; Public parks and beaches are great sources of free entertainment. [Young Adult Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/january-family-shopping-roundup-best-items-to-buy-now">January Family Shopping Roundup: Best Items to Buy Now</a> &mdash; January is a great time to buy bed and bath items. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/retirement-planning-in-your-20s/">Retirement Planning in Your 20s</a> &mdash; Taking advantage of company match options can help you start saving for retirement in your 20s. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/the-best-seasonal-jobs-for-college-students/">The Best Seasonal Jobs for College Students</a> &mdash; College students should take advantage of back-to-school retail job opportunities during the summer. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.20sfinances.com/2013/01/08/young-adults-save-money-on-car-insurance/">How Young Adults Can Save Money on Car Insurance</a> &mdash; Young adults can save money on car insurance by increasing their deductibles. [20's Finances]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/2011/02/09/how-to-determine-tax-deduction-value-of-donated-items/">How to determine tax deduction value of donated items</a> &mdash; To determine the tax deduction value of donated items, check out The Salvation Army Donation Value Guide. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/06/06jan09b.cfm#.UOxtUIWlNl8">4 Ways to Pay Off Holiday Debt</a> &mdash; To help pay off your holiday debt, start bringing your lunch to work instead of dining out. [The Dollar Stretcher]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/you-cant-control-everything-about-your-money/">You Can't Control Everything About Your Money</a> &mdash; You have no control over acts of nature and their impact on your money. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Ways-Boost-Memory-Power-26659981">10 Just-About-Free Ways To Boost Your Memory Power</a> &mdash; Eating your antioxidants can help boost your memory power without breaking the bank. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2013/01/reasons-why-you-should-engineer-your-layoff.html">Reasons Why You Should Engineer Your Layoff</a> &mdash; Engineering your layoff can be good if you are financially secure. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p>Also, be sure to check out&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gerridetweiler.com/">Gerri Detweiler</a>'s interview with our writer, Max Wong! You can listen to the interview <a href="http://www.audioacrobat.com/sa/WF9T3tZ7">online</a> or find it on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-credit-radio-gerri-detweiler/id433203962 ">iTunes</a>!</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-sources-of-free-entertainment" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Sources of Free Entertainment" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Entertainment best money tips entertainment free fun Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:00:30 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 964800 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Relax http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-relax <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-relax" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3894464740_d8a1392dde_z.jpg" alt="Free Ways To Relax" title="Free Ways To Relax" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></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 totally free ways to relax, creating lasting financial resolutions, and the keys to winning with money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Free-Ways-Relax-26337597">Super Savvy! 10 Totally Free Ways To Relax</a> &mdash; Watching the sunset or sunrise is a great way to relax for free! [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/motivation/7-steps-to-creating-lasting-financial-resolutions/">7 Steps to Creating Lasting Financial Resolutions</a> &mdash; To create lasting financial resolutions, set time limits for your resolutions. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.robertjacobs.org/2012/12/26/the-6-keys-to-winning-with-money/">The 6 Keys to Winning with Money</a> &mdash; Discipline is one of the keys to winning with money. [From the Desk of Robert Jacobs]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2012/12/23/a-few-things-to-consider-before-becoming-an-expatriate/">A few things to consider before becoming an expatriate</a> &mdash; Before becoming an expatriate, take some time to consider currency, taxes, and investments. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2012/12/27/pay-if-forward-by-re-gifting/">Pay it Forward by Re-Gifting</a> &mdash; If you ever receive a gift that could be useful to someone in need, regifting it may be a good idea. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/2012/12/3-ways-to-save-on-car-insurance-that-you-havent-thought-of?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThePennyHoarder+%28The+Penny+Hoarder%29">3 Ways to Save on Car Insurance That You Haven't Thought Of</a> &mdash; Maintaining a good credit score can help you save on car insurance. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/comparison-shopping-buy-in-the-store-check-online/">Comparison Shopping: Before You Buy in the Store, Check Online</a> &mdash; Did you know you can save up to 50% when you comparison shop online? [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://dqydj.net/actually-good-2012-year-end-tax-tips/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DQYDJ+%28Don%27t+Quit+Your+Day+Job%29">(Actually Good) 2012 Year End Tax Tips</a> &mdash; Push as many tax deductions as you can out until next year. This may be a gamble, but it could also pay off for you too. [Don't Quit Your Day Job]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/12/do-you-pay-your-kids-for-good-grades.html">Do You Pay Your Kids for Good Grades?</a> &mdash; Would you pay your kids or offer them an incentive for getting good grades? [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-include-kids-in-your-new-years-eve-party">Tips for Including Kids in Your New Year's Eve Celebration</a> &mdash; Finger foods are a great idea when including kids in your new year's eve celebration. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-free-ways-to-relax" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Relax" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Lifestyle best money tips free relax Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:00:32 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 961722 at http://www.wisebread.com