Best Money Tips: 101 Free Alternatives to Paid Software

By Linsey Knerl on 27 September 2010 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you over 100 free tools for your computer, expert tips for stopping foreclosure, and some of the best low-cost costume ideas for this year's Halloween party!

Top 5 Articles

101 Alternatives to Commonly Used Paid Software – You don’t need to plunk down a fistful of cash to have the slickest in computing tools. This list contains many that I use, and many more that I want to! Money Saving Blog

How to Stop Foreclosure (Or At Least Try To) – You may be too far in trouble to get out of it, but you can at least give it a good effort. This is some of the best advice for keeping your home. The Digerati Life

10 Cheap and Creative Halloween Costumes for 2010 – Whether you choose the Old Spice Guy or something more universal, these are some budget-friendly (and fun) ways to celebrate the spookiest holiday! PT Money

Do We Have a Right to Line Dry Our Clothes – Many housing associations (and urban areas) prohibit hanging up your wet clothes for a greener alternative to appliance dryers. But is this right? Frugal Dad

Top 10 Strategies for Getting Back your Lost or Stolen Stuff – Here is a pretty nifty list of ways to recoup your losses when a gadget goes missing. From chargers to digicams, there’s a clever solution you can use! Lifehacker

Other Essential Reading

5 Reasons While You’ll Love Index Investing – If you’re new to the scene, here are some of the perks to this simple investing method. Monevator

A Tale of Two Pianos: My Musical and Financial Journey into Piano Ownership – This is a lengthy but worthwhile read that gives a personal story behind some of the harder decisions we all face. Very enjoyable! PF Firewall

What is Debt Recycling? If you haven’t heard this term, you can learn quite a bit via this very comprehensive article. Is this kind of risky investing a good idea in this economy? Money Funk

What’s Fueling the Battle Over Raw Milk? – To drink, or not to drink. That’s a big question. See why the battle for the right to drink raw milk (unpasteurized) is a big deal these days. TIME

Rebalance Your 401K in 20 Minutes – If you could pick just one thing to check off your to-do list, why not this? Bundle

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