Best Money Tips: Fastest Ways to Make Cheap, Healthy Meals


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found helpful articles on the fastest ways to prepare cheap and healthy meals, insurance add-ons that are worth it, and things that every college grad needs to know.

Top 5 Articles

The Fastest Ways to Prepare Cheap and Healthy Meals at Home — Whole foods are cheaper than processed foods and they're easy to prep if you keep the meal simple. [The Savvy Scot]

4 Insurance-Policy Add-ons Worth the Money — Consider adding roadside assistance to your auto insurance. You can get lockout service, towing, jump starts, and flat-tire fixes for only $3-$12 every six months. [Kiplinger]

28 Things Every College Graduate NEEDS to Know — Invest in a good suit. You'll be happy you have one ready for interviews and meetings. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Ways to Improve Your Credit Scores — Do you have the facts about your credit score? Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET to learn everything you need to know about credit scores and how you can improve yours. [Experian]

Expecting a baby? Avoid these four common money mistakes. — Not adjusting your budget to accommodate a new baby is a huge mistake. Some expenses will actually go down, but make sure you don't overspend on convenience. [The Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

How To Deal With Setbacks. A Fool-Proof Strategy To Get You Back On Track — When you've been hit with a setback, you can use damage control principles to deal with it in a positive way. [Dumb Little Man]

9 Tips for Preparing a Room for Mom (or Dad) at the Assisted Living — Start with the essentials — you can always add more later. Too much clutter can make make the room more difficult to navigate. [Frugal Upstate]

10 Surprising Mood Boosters You Probably Never Thought Of — Watching fish swim in a tank is one of the best therapies for a bad mood. The sound of bubbling water is especially soothing! [Change Your Thoughts]

Tips to Make the Most of Your Beach Vacation — Don't forget to bring the essentials: baby powder to get wet sand off your skin, a bed sheet to lay out in the sand to keep your bags clean, and a cooler and containers to hold your snacks. [Saving Dollars & Sense]

How to Get Over Family Feuds that lead to Stress, Anxiety and Depression — You may love someone, but you might not agree with everything they say or do. Tune them out on that subject if you can. [Lifehack.org]

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