Best Money Tips: Becoming Self-Sufficient

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share advice on how to become more self-sufficient, and how to tell if something is a rip-off or a real deal. Also: kitchen cures, natural acne treatments, and games that will make you feel young no matter your age.

Top 5 Articles

How to Become More Self-Sufficient — When you need a repairman's help, stay close as he works. You can learn a lot just by watching and asking questions. (Do make sure the repairman is OK with that first, though. You don't want to slow him down!) Frugal Dad

How to Distinguish a Sale From a Rip-off — Discounts aren't discounts at all if the regular price is inflated. Better to research prices and comparison shop before you jump on the 'sale' tag. Money Talks News

Amazing Cures From Your Kitchen — Drink fresh ginger tea as a remedy for nausea, indigestion and morning sickness. Care2

10 Best All Natural Remedies for Acne — Baking soda is a great natural remedy for acne that you can buy for cheap at your local grocery store. Health Extremist

7 Games That Will Make You Feel Young (Even If You're Old) — Train your mind and fingers to work together with Tetris. Plus: It's addictive! Pick The Brain

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Tips for Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Extraction — After your wisdom tooth (or teeth!) is plucked out, rest with your head propped up by pillows. Lying flat will prolong the bleeding. Personal Dividends

Doing What You Love, and Deciding Never to Retire — All the stress surrounding retirement becomes moot if you can make a living doing what you love. Think about what you enjoy doing most, then work towards being an expert at it! Consumerism Commentary via Currency

Make Christmas Clutter-Free With Charitable Giving — It's easy to get young kids involved with giving to charity. If you're planning to give canned goods to a local food pantry, you can give your kids a grocery store gift card and let them choose what to donate. Money Saving Mom

Secrets to Tracking and Using Airline Miles Before They Expire — One way to track your miles: record them on a handy spreadsheet that includes the rewards program, the number of accrued miles, and the expiration date — and check it every month! CreditShout

6 Secrets Car Rental Companies Don't Want You to Know — You don't want to be charged for damage that someone else made, do you? Always inspect the rental car with an employee before you sign anything. WorldMate Travelog

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