Best Money Tips: Avoid These Purchases During the Holidays

By Amy Lu on 30 November 2016 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on purchases to avoid during the holidays, creative Starbucks drinks that only cost $3, and how to talk to your aging parents about money.

Top 5 Articles

Ten Purchases to Avoid During the Holidays — Jewelry is a popular gift…and stores know it! Prices for these shiny accessories can surge as much as 25% during the holidays. [SheBudgets]

Bang For Your Buck: 7 Creative $3 Starbucks Concoctions — Want to be transported to a cozy fireplace? Try the Caramel Apple Spice, which consists of steamed, freshly pressed apple juice and cinnamon syrup topped with sweetened whipped cream and caramel syrup. [PopSugar Smart Living]

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Money — No one really wants to talk to their parents about sticky money issues like estate planning, long-term health care, insurance, and end-of-life wishes. Make sure you, your parents, and your siblings are mentally and emotionally prepared to have this conversation. [Living Well Spending Less]

There is something fishy about seafood labels — If you buy fish in a supermarket in the U.S., there is a 28% chance that it is mislabeled. [The Monitor]

What to do with Unused Money in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) — You can carry over up to $500 of unused FSA money toward the following year, but if you have more than that left over, consider stocking up prescription glasses, sunglasses, or contacts. [Trees Full of Money]

Other Essential Reading

11 Best Marketplaces to Sell Handmade Jewelry Goods (Online & Locally) — There are many sites where you can sell your handmade jewelry online, but you can also rent a kiosk at your local mall if you want to sell in person. [Money Pantry]

How To Make Over Your Mornings When You Work Nights — At the end of your day (whether it's in the evening or the morning), take a minute to think about what you can do now to make tomorrow easier. [Adventures in Frugal Land]

3 underrated introvert personality traits — Introverts love the familiar. When it comes to social interactions, you can really thrive by following a tried-and-true script. [I Will Teach You To Be Rich]

101 Businesses That Will Make You an Extra $500 Next Month — These side hustles don't require a lot of money to start, and you can begin working almost immediately. [Due]

6 Reasons You Should Consider Coaching Your Child’s Sports Team — When you coach your child's sports team, you show them that it's important to get involved in your community. [Parenting Squad]

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