Best Money Tips: 8 Things You Shouldn't Buy Before Christmas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found items you shouldn’t buy until after Christmas, party appetizers you can make for under $5, and what 20-somethings should invest their time in.

Top 5 Articles

8 Items You Shouldn’t Buy Until After Christmas — You'll see deep discounts on exercise equipment in late January. [Wealthy Turtle]

20 Party Appetizers You Can Make for Less Than $5 — Biscuits with scallion butter are easy to make and cost less than $5. [Cheapism]

Invest Your Time in These 13 Things While You're in Your 20s — Use this time to learn and master new skills that will be helpful to you in the field that you're passionate about. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Ways to Control Emotional Spending — Join Experian's #CreditChat on Wednesday, December 9 at 3 p.m. EST to learn about emotional triggers and ways to reduce spending during the holidays. [Experian]

Stay warm, stay frugal: Six money-saving tips to winterize your home — Run your ceiling fan clockwise on low to push down the warm air in the room. [The Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

7 Ways to Stay Calm In A Culture Of Stress — Before you say yes to a work or social commitment, think about whether your schedule can really handle it. [Change Your Thoughts]

How To Pick The Best Christmas Tree — If you want your house to smell like Christmas, consider choosing a Balsam tree. But if you want your tree to last, a Frasier Fir may be a better option. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]

The ultimate tips for holiday tipping on a budget — Reserve most of your tipping for critical helpers, such as caregivers for your kids, home health aides for your parents, and others who work for you frequently. [Bargaineering]

3 Essential Tips for Making a More Effective To-Do List — The items at the top of your to-do list should be your highest priorities of the day. [Due Blog]

7 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Do Their Homework — Help your child manage their homework time and show them how to prioritize their workload. [Parenting Squad]

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