Best Money Tips: 28 of the Biggest Money Wasters

By Amy Lu on 14 October 2015 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found the biggest money wasters according to real people, tips for eating out less, and what to do if you fall off the wagon on your good habits.

Top 5 Articles

28 of the Biggest Money Wasters, According to Real People — Not spending a little time each night on dental hygiene will cost you thousands down the road. [PopSugar Smart Living]

10 Keys to Eating Out Less and Cooking More — Carry snacks in your purse, backpack, or glove compartment so you don't need to stop for food when you're out running errands. [Cheapism]

Habit Relapse: What To Do If You Fall From Your Diet or Good Habits — Focus on why you wanted to start the good habit in the first place. Remembering why you did it will help you get back on track. [Zen Habits]

9 DIYs for Outdoor Entertaining on a Budget — Get some bug repellent plants in containers and arrange them in your outdoor space where people are most likely to congregate. [Smarty Cents]

Five college financing updates all students and parents should know about — Changes to the FAFSA will make the financial aid application process much easier next year. [The Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

Eight Quick and Easy Tips for Saving Money Around the House — Do the math on yearly memberships. Do you go to the zoo, museum, amusement park, etc. often enough to make the annual pass worth it? [The Frugal Toad]

How to Create the Perfect DIY Family Fall Photos — Have your kids pick out some seasonal décor from the dollar or craft store and create a backdrop on your front porch. [Parenting Squad]

Hidden Costs Of Home Ownership — Owning a home comes with many expenses that you'll need to be prepared for. In some areas, property taxes can equal a few months' worth of mortgage payments. [Yes, I Am Cheap]

6 Signs You’re Carrying Too Much Debt — It's time to get serious about cleaning up your finances if you find that all your income is going towards debt, with nothing left for savings. [Cash The Checks]

10 tips to help you choose between online and traditional education — Online education is a great alternative to traditional classrooms, but it isn't the best option for every student. Before you sign up for an online course, make sure you have the technology required to fully benefit from the course. [Moneycation]

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