Best Money Tips: Avoid These Purchases During the Holidays

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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