Best Money Tips: Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

By Ashley Jacobs on 18 February 2011 1 comment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on how to be a tourist in your own town, things worth haggling over, and surviving an apartment sale.

Top 5 Articles

Budget Travel: How to Be a Tourist In Your Own Town — To be a tourist in your city, sign up for a tour! Save money by going online and seeing which tours show you the most for the least amount of money. [SavvySugar]

5 things worth haggling over — Next time you hire someone to repair something in your home, take the time to haggle and save some money. [MSN Money]

Now What? Surviving an Unexpected Apartment Sale — Is your landlord trying to sell the apartment you are renting? If so, try to work with your landlord to determine times to show the apartment that are convenient for you. [LearnVest]

11 Smart Places to Invest Your Money Now — If you are thinking about investing, consider looking into oversold stocks. [AOL Daily Finance]

Getting rid of books — Want to get rid of your old books? Consider donating them. [Early Retirement Extreme]

Other Essential Reading

Top 10 Mistakes Even Smart Moms Make — Don't make the mistake of putting your child to bed with juice or milk. It may cause them to get cavities. [Lifescript]

Best Student Jobs to Avoid Student Loans — Avoid student loans by working as a tour guide on campus. [Green Panda Treehouse]

How often do you check your bank accounts? — Be sure to check your bank accounts frequently so you can catch errors in your accounts and get them fixed quickly. [Budgets Are Sexy]

9 IRS Audit Flags You Must Avoid Like The Plague — If you are writing off a home office, be careful. This is a huge red flag that the IRS will take a look at. [Wealth Pilgrim]

Financial Myths College Grads Need to Stop Believing — Recent grads need to get out of the mindset that they should start saving money when they make more money. Regardless of how much they make, the time to start saving is now. [The Financial Blogger]

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Andrea Karim's picture

I ALWAYS donate my books, and I have to be honest, it's because I am too lazy to sell them (or occasionally way to offended by the low prices offered by used book buyers, although I certainly understand why they can't offer me what I want).

Also, I sort of love the idea of making sure that some of my favorite reads make it into the library system. I don't donate them to the Seattle libraries, but rather the Sno-Isle county libraries, which don't have as much funding or prestige.