Best Money Tips: 4 Ways to Stop Keeping Up With the Joneses

By Amy Lu on 16 October 2017 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to stop keeping up with the Joneses, the biggest money wasters, and ways to help a friend with low self-esteem.

Top 5 Articles

Top 4 Ways to Stop Keeping Up with the Joneses — Cut down on social media. It's a great way to know what's going on with friends and family, but it can also foster feelings of intense jealousy. [Money Q&A]

28 of the Biggest Money Wasters, According to Real People — Convenience stores and gas stations tend to inflate prices on food and drinks — you're paying for the convenience. You'll save money by buying snacks in bulk or at a grocery store. [PopSugar Smart Living]

5 Ways to Help a Friend With Low Self-Esteem — It can be difficult to recognize our own strengths and weaknesses. Help your friend find their strengths and ways to use those strengths to achieve their goals. [Productivity Theory]

How to Save Money on Food When You’re on Vacation — Research the restaurants in the area where you will be staying. Knowing your choices (and their prices) ahead of time will help you set a more realistic dining budget. [Frugal Village]

How to Plan a Day in NYC on a Budget — Do some free sightseeing of New York City's famous landmarks, like Grand Central Terminal or the September 11 Memorial. [The Frugal Toad]

Other Essential Reading

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead, but You Can! Build a Budget-Friendly Emergency Kit Today! — Don't rely on your phone for directions out of an emergency area. Pick up a paper map for from your local AAA office if you're a member, or buy a super cheap one from Rand McNally. [Don't Pay Full]

15 Tips On How To Live A Fulfilling Life — Be good to yourself. You should be the first person who should accept you for who you are. [Dumb Little Man]

Collecting Badges: A New Way to Get a Leg Up at Work? — Badges allow you to demonstrate professional development without spending the years and money required for an advanced degree. [The Simple Dollar]

DIY at the office? Think again. — Workplace injury is a huge risk in DIY office renovations. [The Wisdom Journal]

Evaporation: the overlooked alternative energy source? — Evaporation engines could add another stream of renewable power to a diversified energy strategy, but the technology has a long way to go before it can be deployed. [The Christian Science Monitor]

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