Best Money Tips: 40 Things You've Been Doing Wrong All Your Life

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things you’ve been doing wrong all your life, what the marriage equality decision means for social security benefits, and ways for stay-at-home parents to earn money.

Top 5 Articles

40 Things You've Been Doing Wrong All Your Life — Having an outdoor party? Cover drinks with cupcake liners so flies can't get in. [PopSugar Smart Living]

What the Marriage Equality Decision Means for Social Security Benefits — Same-sex couples are now able to receive social security and veterans' benefits no matter which state they live in. [Kiplinger]

10 Ways to Earn Money When You're a Stay-At-Home Parent — If you're great at baking, consider making cakes, cupcakes, or other sweet treats for parties. [Parenting Squad]

When You Hate Your Job, But You Can’t Afford To Quit — Figure out what it is you want to do, and start planning your exit. [Ready To Be Rich]

7 things camping can teach you about money — When you're out camping, you need to go without many of the comforts of home. When you save money, you need to make some sacrifices, too. [Get Rich Slowly]

Other Essential Reading

Why Money Slips Through Your Fingers (And What To Do About It) — It's easy to spend money willy-nilly when you don't have a plan for it. You'll be more inclined to save if you have a big goal in mind. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]

When to convert to a Roth IRA — If you are in a low tax bracket, you may be able to convert your IRA into a Roth IRA without owing any taxes. [The Monitor]

Here’s where to stash your cash while waiting for the Fed to finally raise interest rates, probably this fall — If interest rates go up this fall, you don't want to have your money locked up in a CD. Instead, look into savings and money market accounts. [Bargaineering]

Look beyond cash to teach kids about money — Young kids may not understand the value of a dollar bill, but you can still teach them the skills they need for responsible money management. [Thousandaire]

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