Best Money Tips: Hidden Benefits of Frugal Living

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the hidden benefits of being frugal, ways to answer difficult questions, and natural weight-loss solutions that taste good, too.

Top 5 Articles

Seven Hidden Benefits of Frugal Living — When you're committed to frugal living, you stop caring about keeping up with the Joneses — and that's good for the soul. [The Simple Dollar]

Thinking On Your Feet: How to Answer Difficult Questions — If the question is vague or confusing, respond with your own question to clarify the first. [The Art of Manliness]

15 All Natural Weight Loss Solutions to Spice Up Your Diet — Mustard seed can increase your metabolic rate by up to 25% if you take 2-3 teaspoons a day. [Essential You]

With gas prices still low, it's time to plan a summer road trip — Gas is expected to be 25 cents cheaper in 2015 than it was last year. If you're planning to take advantage of the low gas prices by hitting up multiple national parks this summer, you can save a bundle by getting a yearly pass. [The Monitor]

Creating a Container Herb Garden — Make sure to drill holes into your planters if they don't already come with drainage holes. You don't want excess moisture to pool in the planter and eventually rot the roots of your tasty herbs! [Frugal Upstate]

Other Essential Reading

Life-Changing Daily Rituals For a Better Night's Sleep — Take up a stretching routine. It's great for your joints and flexibility, and can also help with your sleep! [PopSugar Smart Living]

Is Venmo Safe? And Why Are All the Cool Kids Using It to Share Money? — When you pay someone through Venmo, the app can broadcast this activity (but not the amount) over social media. [PT Money]

10 tips for when you can’t find a job — Take a dip in the sharing economy. Services like Airbnb, Udemy, and Uber allow you to get paid for sharing your expertise or access with people who need it. [Get Rich Slowly]

5 Tips to Cut Expenses at the Doctor’s Office — Track all your expenses in case you're able to deduct them on your tax return. Chiropractors, dentists, acupuncturists and other nontraditional medical practitioner visits count, too! [Abacus]

10 Creative Ways to Get Your Baby to Sleep — Your baby has a delicate sense of smell; put a few drops of lavender oil on her feet to calm her down and help her fall asleep faster. [Parenting Squad]

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