Best Money Tips: 10 Ways to Simplify Your Finances Now

By Amy Lu on 29 August 2017 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to simplify your finances, college money myths to avoid, and crafty ways to save money at Michaels.

Top 5 Articles

10 Ways You Can Simplify Your Finances Right Now — Having side hustles is not a bad thing. Having unprofitable side hustles, though, is a waste of your time and energy. [Cash The Checks]

10 College Money Myths to Avoid — Don't try to furnish your dorm room or apartment by yourself. Give your future roomie a call and coordinate who will bring which appliances and other big items. [My Dollar Plan]

10 Seriously Crafty Tricks for Saving Money at Michaels — Keep an eye out for the $2-$4 mystery grab bags at the front of the store. The crafting supplies in these bags are typically 90% off retail price! [Don't Pay Full]

Here's What to Do If You Book a Plane Ticket in the Wrong Name — The first thing you should do is call the airline and ask if you can make changes to the reservation or cancel it without incurring a fee. But if that isn't an option, there are other steps you can take to get on your flight. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Money Management Tips for Single Parents — Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on budgeting and spending tips for single parents. [Experian]

Other Essential Reading

10 Tips for Scoring Great Finds at the Thrift Store — If you're on the fence about an item, add it to your cart. You can always edit before checking out but there's no guarantee it'll still be on the rack if you decide to go back for it later. [More With Less Today]

How to Be There When You’re Needed Most — When someone you love is having a hard time, saying "Let me know what I can do" means the recipient has to think of a way for you to help. Instead, offer specific, tangible help that they can easily accept or refuse. [Living Well Spending Less]

Money Habits You Need to Break Now — Avoid taking high-interest loans like car title loans. Even if you can make the payments, you're getting ripped off in the long run. [Blunt Money]

Here Are The 5 Worst Work-From-Home Jobs — And What to Do Instead — Not all work from home jobs are created equal. [The Penny Hoarder]

Cars with advanced safety systems yielding lower crash rates — According to two recent studies, automated car safety systems are significantly reducing crashes. [The Christian Science Monitor]

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