Best Money Tips: 40+ Free or Cheap Ways to Give


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on over 40 free or cheap ways to give, cool car hacks to try out, and ways to score discounts with customer loyalty.

Top 5 Articles

You Don't Need to Be Rich to Lend a Helping Hand: 42 Free or Cheap Ways to Give — Donate part (or all!) of your earnings when you have a side gig like pet- or house-sitting. [Money Talks News]

19 Insanely Cool Car Hacks You Should Try Out — Use a plunger to suck out medium-sized dents on your car. [PopSugar Smart Living]

How to Score Discounts With Customer Loyalty — Sign up for a company's reward programs to score discounts and freebies. [Three Thrifty Guys]

7 Money Habits to Start Now — Give yourself 48 hours to decide if you really want to go through with a purchase. You can use this rule for any expense over $200, $300, or even $25. [Daily Worth]

5 Simple Job Search Tips for the New Year — Update your social profiles and remove any unflattering photos and information. [Phroogal Blog]

Other Essential Reading

7 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s — Paying off credit card debt should be a priority, but don't neglect your student loans! [NerdWallet]

It’s Never Too Late — It's never too late to talk to your kids (or your parents!) about their finances. [Thousandaire]

How to Handle Someone Who Gives Too Many Gifts — If you've noticed that a well-meaning relative or friend was giving too many gifts this past holiday season, gently suggest a limit for future birthdays and holidays. [Beating Broke]

How to Manage When Your ID Is Stolen — Call any of the three major credit reporting companies (Equifax, Transunion, and Experian) and have an Initial Fraud Alert placed. [One Smart Dollar]

New Year's Resolution: An Organized Family Room — Use bins, creative shelving, and baskets to keep the clutter out of the way. [Parenting Squad]

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