Best Money Tips: Faster, Cheaper Alternatives to McDonald's Breakfasts

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found cheaper alternatives to McDonald’s breakfast menu, science-backed ways to be happier, and fun daytime date ideas for fall.

Top 5 Articles

3 ways to beat McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast menu on speed and price — A lot of people are excited about McDonald's serving breakfast all day, but with these recipes you can easily make the same meals for less money in less time. [Get Rich Slowly]

9 Things You Can Do to Live a Happier Life, According to Science — The joy starts to fade if you do the same thing every day, even if it's something you enjoy. Changing up your routine will make you happier! [PopSugar Smart Living]

12 Fun Daytime Date Ideas For Fall — Visit a local vineyard or brewery to sample some of your favorites and explore new options! [Parenting Squad]

Preserving Fresh Herbs — One way to make your fresh herbs last is to chop them up and freeze them in ice trays with water, butter, olive or avocado oil, or broth. [Nature Moms Blog]

A Savings Strategy for Every Budget — Check the interest rate on your high-yield savings accounts regularly, as short-term interest rates can fluctuate. It might make sense to move your money if there are better rates elsewhere. [DailyWorth]

Other Essential Reading

How To Organize A Party On A Budget — Don't blow your budget on fancy decorations. If you want to spiff up your space, use things you already have. You can fill clear vases with fruits or mix and match different color schemes. [Clever Dude]

Are You Making These 3 Excuses to Avoid Saving for Retirement? — If you're deep in debt, odds are that's where you're prioritizing your funds. But you don't need to make big contributions to see progress in your retirement savings. [My Dollar Plan]

4 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes — Check out thrift stores for costumes and props! They may be more expensive than your usual thrift store goods, but they’re sure to be cheaper than what you’ll find at a party store. [MoneyNing]

How To Help Your Parents Financially — Without Going Broke Yourself — 1 in 5 millennials give financial support to one or both parents. If you have siblings who can afford to chip in, then talk to them (and their significant others) about combining efforts to help out your parents. [Money Under 30]

11 Tips for Investors in Their 30s and 40s — Paying off debt is an investment, too! Interest eats into your savings, so plan to be debt-free by 65. [U.S. News & World Report]

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