Best Money Tips: Hidden Costs of Buying a House

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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on the hidden costs of buying a house, vacations to take when your budget is low, and alternatives to traditional gift-wrapping.

Top 5 Articles

The Hidden Costs of Buying a House — One of the hidden costs of buying a house you might overlook are the closing costs. [Thousandaire]

5 Vacations to Take When Your Budget Is Low — Want to take a cheap vacation even when your budget is low? Consider going to a winery. [SavvySugar]

Do You Know What's NOT In Your Credit Score? — Things such as age and interest rates are not included in your credit score. [Credit Karma Blog]

That's a Wrap: Some Alternatives to Traditional Gift-Wrapping — Instead of purchasing wrapping paper, consider wrapping gifts in old maps. [Get Rich Slowly]

The Unemployment Plan — If you are unemployed, be sure to investigate COBRA and build up your emergency fund. [The Simple Dollar]

Other Essential Reading

8 Tips for Turning Your Nest Egg Into Retirement Income — To turn your nest egg into retirement income, try to not withdraw too much of your portfolio. [Forbes]

7 Signs of a Bad Investment — If you only have a limited time to get in on an investment, it's probably a bad investment. [Money Smart Life]

6 Steps for a Financial Health Check Up — Give yourself a financial health check up by looking at what you spent money on in 2011. [Financial Woman]

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: A 7-Day to Prepare Your Home for Guests — Prepare for home guests by dusting the entire house before the arrive. [Parenting Squad]

Essential Tools to Maximize Cash Flow -- When calculating your cash flow, make sure you account for variable expenses. [American Express OPEN Forum]

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Guest's picture

Hey Ashley, thanks for mentioning the 7 signs of a bad investment post!

Ashley Jacobs's picture

You are welcome Ben!