Best Money Tips: 10 Ways Being Frugal Can Cost You

By Amy Lu on 27 April 2015 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the ways that being frugal can cost you, overpriced grocery items you should skip, and the questions you should never ask during small talk.

Top 5 Articles

10 Ways Being Frugal Can Actually Cost You Money — For big-ticket items, cheaper isn't always better. Buying an inferior product may actually cost you more down the line. [Money Talks News]

8 Overpriced Grocery Items to Skip — You're paying for the convenience when you buy bakery goods at the grocery store. Things like cake and bread can be made much more cheaply from scratch or from a box mix. [PopSugar Smart Living]

The Art of Small Talk: 5 Questions Never to Ask — Don't ever ask a couple "When are you guys going to have kids?" If they want to share it with you, they will. [The Art of Manliness]

25 Copycat Recipes For When You’re Craving Restaurant Food — With these recipes, you can make dishes from Olive Garden, Applebee's, California Pizza Kitchen and other restaurants in your own kitchen! [Retired by 40]

5 Simple Ways to Get Better at ANYTHING Fast! — Focus on the process and the things you need to do to get better. If you only look at results, you'll begin to put pressure on yourself, which may stifle your motivation and drive. [Pick The Brain]

Other Essential Reading

A Basic Guide to an Inexpensive and Incredibly Fun Family Camping Vacation — Learn what to look for in a tent, the things you need for a good night's sleep under the stars, and how to choose a campsite. [The Simple Dollar]

Two insurance products Millennials need to buy — Disability insurance and personal liability insurance are crucial for young adults, especially if they don't have retirement savings to fall back on. [The Monitor]

The Complete Guide to Selling on Facebook Garage Sales — If you want to get rid of lower ticket items, look up the local yard sale groups on Facebook. [Everybody Loves Your Money]

How to Get Your (Health) Groove Back — Know that you may have fundamentally changed since your more health-conscious days. You may need to develop new routines to get back on track. [Mark's Daily Apple]

5 Ways to Make Bedtime Go Smoother — Set guidelines so your kids know what is expected of them when bedtime comes along. [Parenting Squad]

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