Best Money Tips: Apps for a Smarter Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on apps that make your home smarter, summer items you can buy at the dollar store, and cheap date ideas that won’t skimp on the romance.

Top 5 Articles

Make Your Home Smarter With These 5 Apps — Use the LIFX app to control LIFX light bulbs from your smartphone. [CouponPal]

10 Awesome Summer Items You Can Find at the Dollar Store — You can find many summer essentials at the dollar store! Stock up on sunglasses, flip flops, and water balloons! [Parenting Squad]

10 Cheap Date Ideas — Have a romantic dinner at home — and dress up for it! [Cash Money Life]

How to Save Money for Vacation From Travel Experts — When booking rooms over the phone, don't use a chain's 1-800 number. Call the hotel directly; they'll have more room to negotiate. [Get Out of Debt Guy]

17 Goals For a More Organized Life — Organize your closet in three simple steps. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Other Essential Reading

Your car, stroller, or ice cream gets recalled. What do you do next? — Hang on to packaging, manuals, and labels so you can easily check whether a product you own has been recalled. [The Monitor]

3 Things That Cost Women More — On average, women are expected to outlive men by about 5 years, which means that most women will need to save more for retirement. [Kiplinger]

When it comes to managing cash, do what works — If seeing your savings jar fill up with $5 bills makes you excited about cash management, then keep it up! [Thousandaire]

How To Invest $100, $1000, $10,000 — $100 is enough to open an investing account with Betterment. [Listen Money Matters]

I Lost Control of Money During a Break Up, Don’t Make The Same Mistakes I Did — Trying to fill an emotional void by spending money will only put you in debt. Instead, think of it as an opportunity to develop new skills and meet new people. [ReadyForZero]

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