Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Spend Valentine's Day

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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found awesome articles on frugal ways to spend Valentine's Day, how to beat a bad day before it starts, and ways to cut your cable bill.

Top 5 Articles

5 Frugal Ways to Spend Valentine's Day — This Valentine's Day, keep your celebration frugal by planning a scavenger hunt. [Generation X Finance]

How to Beat a Bad Day Before It Starts — If your day is off to a bad start, be aware of it! [Lifehacker]

Cut Your Cable Bill: 10 Legal Alternatives to Costly Cable — Want to reduce your cable bill? Consider using Hulu or YouTube. [Squawkfox]

5 Financial Miscues in the Name of Love — Just because you love someone doesn't mean you should pay their bills. [TheStreet via Consumerist]

10 Tax Mistakes Parents Often Make — If you are a parent, don't ignore the child tax credit this tax season. [U.S. News & World Report]

Other Essential Reading

What You Need to Know About Pay-As-You-Go Plastic — Pay-as-you-go cards will help prevent you from running up a balance. You might want to steer clear of prepaid debit cards though. [Kiplinger]

Watch Your Mail — Protect your mail from identity thieves by picking up your incoming mail as soon as it arrives. [Free Money Finance]

Couples and Money: Critical Issues You Need to Address — One of the most important issues to address with your partner is what kind of debt they are in. [WalletPop]

8 Simple Ways To Avoid Toxic Baby Care Products — To make sure you steer clear of toxic baby care products, choose products that are fragrance-free. [Parenting Squad]

How To Make Your Own Wood Polish — Don't spend money on Pledge. All you need to make your own wood polish is some lemon juice and olive oil. [Re-nest]

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