Best Money Tips: Avoid These Roadblocks to a Secure Retirement

By Amy Lu on 4 October 2016 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on financial roadblocks to a secure retirement, things you should buy this month rather than waiting until Black Friday, and a surprise fee that you might find when you rent a car.

Top 5 Articles

5 Financial Roadblocks to a Secure Retirement — Over time, the value of your savings will diminish as the cost of goods and services increase. Remember to factor in the impact of inflation when planning your retirement. [Kiplinger]

Don't wait until Black Friday to buy these nine things — There’s no need to put off these purchases because you think you'll get a better deal next month. October is actually the best time to buy these nine products! [The Monitor]

Renting a Car? Beware of This Unpleasant Surprise Cost — Car-rental companies are collecting millions in toll fees. Learn what you can do to avoid this unwelcome surprise the next time you rent a car. [Money Talks News]

6 Reasons Not to Send Professional Emails After Dark — Many people tune out of work when they're at home. Odds are, your email won't be read or responded to until the next morning anyway. [PopSugar Smart Living]

4 (and more) tax moves to make this October — Review your flexible spending account and schedule FSA-eligible treatments now. [Don't Mess With Taxes]

Other Essential Reading

13 Brain Hacks To Fight Fatigue And Give You More Energy — Picking up a sport will improve your concentration and sharpen your mental acuity. It also improves your ability to learn and make good judgments. [Life'd]

Debt Shame: Ways to Deal with Guilt & Anxiety Due to Debt — Debt often causes feelings of guilt and anxiety, which makes it even harder to deal with your financial issues. Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on ways to handle debt shame. [Experian]

How to give advice that people actually take — Don't launch into how simple or easy it is to do something. If it were simple or easy, they wouldn't be asking your advice. [I Will Teach You To Be Rich]

6 Financial Mistakes Young People Make — Relying on your parents' generosity instead of saving up for emergencies is a terrible idea. [Money Mini Blog]

It's National Dyslexia Awareness Month: Do You Know the Signs? — Dyslexia is a learning disability estimated to affect 10%-15% of the U.S. population. [Parenting Squad]

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