Best Money Tips: 18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we let you in on things you shouldn't say in conversation, how to make a peanut butter cup cake in a slow cooker, and how to score free comics on May 1st!

Top 5 Articles

18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation — Should you ever tell someone “Wow! You’ve lost a ton of weight”? Apparently, not. Here’s what you should say, instead. Real Simple

My Plant Has Wilted! What Do I Do? Before you water, read this post. It may be the last thing you want to do. Life on the Balcony

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Cup Cake Recipe — Bet you didn’t even know you could cook cake in a crockpot! Here’s one of the most delicious recipes I’ve come across for a slow-cooker yet! A Year of Slow Cooking

May 1st is Free Comic Book Day — Love freebies? You’ll love this annual holiday, where you can snag free comic books, toys, and more! Smart Spending

The Best Time to Buy Guide for 75 Products and Services — Assuming you don’t need something right now, this is a super guide for planning head for every kind of purchase you could imagine!

Other Essential Reading

Money and Relationships: A Matter of Control? Money can be used to manipulate everything (and everyone.) Find out if you’ve got the right balance in this well-written piece. Get Rich Slowly

7 Things You Should Say in an Interview — Brilliant tips for those who really want to get the job. “I’m flexible” gets them every time! Financial Edge

How People Lose Money Trying to Save on Taxes — Yikes! Turns out, these strategies are not in your best interest. Learn what not to do when trying to cut the tax bill. Forbes

Ways to Save Cash This Mother’s Day — These may not be the most earth-shattering ideas, but they are effective at cutting down the bill. If all else fails, give your gift of time. Mainstreet

How to Avoid Tipping Scams and Ripoffs — As someone who worked in restaurants for several years, this shocked me! Get the tips you need to avoid “server fraud” when you pay with your credit card. Bargaineering

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