Best Money Tips: 12 Best Days to Get Free Stuff


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we tell you the best days to score freebies, how to make perfect scrambled eggs, and why you might want to consider renting your casket.

Top 5 Articles

12 Best Days to Get Free Stuff — Most of these have already passed, but that just means you’ll be early for next year! Find out when you should gear up for no-cost goodies with this cheat sheet. Bill Shrink

How to Fit a Personal Fitness Trainer in a Tight Budget — For some, having a fitness mentor available is non-negotiable. Learn some tricks for making it work on a limited income. Mint

The Perfect Scrambled Eggs — So now I know what I’ve been doing wrong when I end up with watery scrambled eggs. Having some trouble with your own? Erin is here to help! $5 Dinners

Rent. Vs. Buy: Tools, Textbooks, Caskets? We’re all familiar with the benefits of renting college textbooks, but what about funeral essentials? It’s possible to get over the “ick” factor and save a few dollars. Budgets are Sexy

Turn a Phone Interview into a Face-to-Face — Snag a real opportunity to interview in person with these proven and pointed suggestions. You can do it! Recessionwire

Other Essential Reading

Career Lessons From Dating — You can learn a lot about having a work life by getting a love life. Just check out bit of wisdom! Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

An Explanation of the Gift Tax — Parents who want to give large sums of money (or property) before they die can “work around” some issues regarding the gift tax. Find out how to do so legally, here. Bargaineering

10 Things You Should Never Buy — Some recommend that you never say “never.” Do you agree with this list? Cash Flow Sherpas

How to Eat Cheap at Boston Market — I love me some Boston Market, but I don’t like the cost to feed a family of (now) seven. This article shares some coupon tips that can save a few bucks on your next dinner out! ConsumerMiser

5 Unexpected Benefits to Forgoing the A/C — It’s possible, and maybe even beneficial! In case you need help convincing your mate to keep it turned down (or off), here’s a list of talking points. Apartment Therapy

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Greg Go's picture
Greg Go

Thanks for the scrambled eggs post. I was a bit more patient today and waited until the skillet was nice and hot. The eggs came out better I think.

Linsey Knerl's picture

I know! It totally works :)

Guest's picture

I am a single mother of six children, and need advise on how to budget on a limited weekly income, My income is approx $700 a week out of that $370 goes to rent, $100 goes to paying the car and with the rest i have to feed, clothes, pay electricity, water telephone, petrol and water and whatever else comes up with the kids school. i hear about budgets but how do you budget when you don't make it half the week without needing to buy more food, milk ext.
working is really not an option, as i would have to pay for childcare which is expensive even with government help, example two children just for 3 days would cost me around $150 out of pocket expense, and that's not including the other four. and no i have no family i can ask for help, i need real advise for a real family. please help me, i am lost at what to do,xxxoo

Linsey Knerl's picture


I understand your situation, as I have been there before. It's hard to keep pointing to a budget, when you don't make enough to barely cover the necessities -- much less things that you can cut out of the budget. There is only one way to allow for more room in the budget when you can't cut costs, and that's to make more money. I wish that I could give you any other kind of advice, but without looking at your budget, I don't know specifics, and I'm not a financial professional. Does your state offer child-care assistance so that you can work?