Best Money Tips: Easy Ways to Save Money in October

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on easy ways to save in October, frugal methods to fight the flu, and what to do about eating habits that make you less productive.

Top 5 Articles

7 Easy (and Fun) Ways to Save Money in October — Pay attention to grocery sales! October is National Pizza Month, so be on the lookout for deals on frozen pizzas. [Parenting Squad]

5 Frugal Ways to Fight the Flu — Eat foods rich in protein, zinc, and vitamins A and C, plus certain types of tea to help your body fend off the flu. [Money Talks News]

7 harmful eating habits that cripple your productivity (and what to do about it) — Your energy levels will fluctuate more drastically if you only eat during meals, three times a day. Remember to snack on low glycemic foods like apples, nuts, and hummus with pita to prevent energy swings. [Dumb Little Man]

16 Unexpectedly Sweet Uses For Honey — Hate the strong taste of store-bought mouthwash? Make your own from honey and mint! [PopSugar Smart Living]

For investing and kids' sports, make sure to diversify — When kids focus on one sport exclusively for months on end, they're at a higher risk of developing a permanent injury over time. By the same token, a portfolio that isn't very diverse will suffer more of those individual stocks don't do well. [The Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

6 Ways to Make Your Morning More Organized — Set up a morning center where your family will place everything needed for the day: work bags, keys, backpacks, and other gear. [Moms Need to Know]

5 Money Mistakes that Can Hurt Your Marriage — It's easy to paint one partner as the saver and the other as the spender, but it's important for a couple to reach a balance that works for both people. [ReadyForZero]

33 Ways to Be Remarkable — Don't avoid the things that scare you. Face your fears and conquer them! [Upgrade Reality]

5 fall vegetables to plant right now — Radishes do well in the cool season, and they're really easy to grow! Give them soil that's constantly moist and pull them up right when they're ready. [Yahoo!]

Six Financial Fears and How to Overcome Them — There are steps you can take if you're worried that a medical catastrophe will bankrupt you. Look into supplemental insurances to give you some buffer. And if you walk out of the hospital with a huge bill, ask for an itemized bill and check for mistakes. [Listen Money Matters]

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