Best Money Tips: 15 Facts for Instant Happiness


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on facts that will make you happier right now, things you shouldn't keep in your wallet over the holidays, and tips for secure shopping this season.

Top 5 Articles

15 Facts That Will Instantly Make You Happier — Did you know that cows have best friends, and they get stressed when separated? [PopSugar Smart Living]

8 Things Not to Keep in Your Wallet This Holiday Season — Don't carry paper checks with you. With the routing and account numbers on your check, it's easy for anyone to electronically transfer funds from your account. [Kiplinger]

With Threat of Data Breaches, 5 Tips to Shop Secure This Holiday Season — Don't use public Wi-Fi when you're shopping online — make sure the network is password-protected. [myFICO]

How to Avoid the Holiday Spending Hangover — Use price comparison apps like Smoopa, Pricegrabber, and others to find the best deals around. [Credit Sesame]

5 Strategies to Help You Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down — Don't think of the journey to your goals as linear — it's not. The detours are part of the journey too. [Ready For Zero]

Other Essential Reading

Your Dirty Contact Lens Habits May Be Causing Your Eye Infections — Don't neglect your contact lens storage case! Clean it with contact lens solution, dry it with a clean tissue, then store it upside down with the caps off after each use. [Saving Advice]

Immune Boosting Recipes Kids Will Love — Add tons of beta carotene and vitamin A to your favorite mac 'n' cheese recipe by stirring in a small jar of carrot of squash baby food puree. [Parenting Squad]

6 Ways to Easily Reduce Debt — If you have any money left over on the day before pay day, use it towards your debt. [Kylie Ofiu]

Why Socrates and Plato Are the Only Financial Gurus You Need — Many of Socrates' and Plato's teachings can be applied to how we should deal with money today if we want to lead a happy and productive life. [Consumerism Commentary]

Keep Kids Entertained While on the Road: 5 Budget-Friendly Ideas — Have your kids work on a travel diary in the car. They can draw the scenes they see or write a story about the journey. [MoneyNing]

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