Best Money Tips: Cheaper Alternatives to Expensive U.S. Cities

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on cheaper alternatives to expensive U.S. cities, misleading health “facts,” and easy ways to get extra cash in half an hour.

Top 5 Articles

Live Here, Not There: 10 Cheaper Alternatives to 6 Expensive U.S. Cities — Nashville is cheaper than many major metros, but it isn't as affordable as other cities in the region. You can live in nearby Oklahoma City or Louisville, Kentucky and pay 40% less on rent. [The Penny Hoarder]

12 Health ‘Facts’ You Have Believed Are Actually Misleading — Chocolate is often blamed for onsets of acne, but it turns out that chocolate has no effect on zits. [Lifehack]

Easy Ways to Get Extra Cash in 30 Minutes or Less — Gather all the loose change you can find and cash it in for, well, cash (usually with a fee) or gift cards (usually with no fee). [Kiplinger]

Now is a great time to buy an iPhone 6S — If you don't need all the shiny bells and whistles of the iPhone 7, consider getting an iPhone 6S instead. With a new model out, you'll be able to find the 6S at a decent discount. [The Monitor]

Easy 5-Ingredient Homemade Shave Cream — This DIY shaving cream is filled with soothing ingredients and you can personalize it with your favorite essential oils. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Other Essential Reading

The Productive Diet: 7 Simple Ways To Eat Your Way To Getting More Done — When you feel lazy and low on energy, take a few bites of leafy green vegetables or berries to get more antioxidants into your body. [Pick The Brain]

Surprising Things Happen When You Drink A Cup Of Coffee — Within 20 minutes of drinking coffee, your adrenal glands release adrenaline, which causes your pupils to dilate slightly. This can lead to sharper vision for a while. [Life'd]

5 Reasons Why Fall is the Most Frugal Season — The mild fall weather means you'll be able to enjoy more free outdoor activities, from a bike ride around your neighborhood to seasonal festivals. [Everything Finance]

Three Money Mistakes Made by Millennials — Many Millennials put off contributing to a savings account — whether it's a need or a want, there's always something to spend money on. But starting young means you'll have more money for future big-ticket items, like a home, wedding, or a new car. [Money Spruce]

How to Overcome Email FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) — Email FOMO is the anxiety you feel when you don't know what has come into your inbox. You constantly check your email, you can't decide if something is important or not, and you're afraid to delete anything. [Asian Efficiency]

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Lviv, located in far West Ukraine (80 km from Poland) is a great option. The cheapest destination in Europe, UNESCO World Heritage architecture, educated population. You can live like a king with around 15% of what you would spend anywhere in the U.S.

Andrew L., Director