Best Money Tips: Hidden Costs That Can Derail Your Budget Travel Plans

By Amy Lu on 3 August 2016 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on hidden costs that can break your travel budget, emergency preparedness tips for first-time renters, and ways to turn unwanted wedding gifts into cash.

Top 5 Articles

10 Hidden Costs That Can Derail Your Budget Travel Plans — Some "free attractions" may require you to pay for parking or they might ask or a donation. Do your research ahead of time so these fees don't surprise you upon arrival. [The Simple Dollar]

First-Time Renters: 5 Emergency Preparedness Tips — Familiarize yourself with the kinds of severe weather in your area and stay informed about the weather around you. [The Allstate Blog]

7 ways to turn unwanted wedding gifts into cash — Many stores will accept returns without a receipt, but if you can't find a store that will take your unwanted gift, you can trade it on a bartering site for something you actually want. [The Monitor]

The 1 Thing Professionally Successful People Do Every Day — Professionally successful people don't allow themselves to burn out. They make time for themselves every day. [PopSugar Smart Living]

10 Items You Should Always Buy at Trader Joe’s — Frozen pizza is a lifesaver on those nights when dinner falls to the wayside. Trader Joe's pizzas come in traditional varieties as well as some specialty combos. [Bargain Babe]

Other Essential Reading

Bankruptcy: What is It and is it Your Best Option? — There are many downsides to bankruptcy, but depending on your situation, it could still be your best option. [Frugal Village]

Ways to Naturally Increase Morning Energy and Mood — Stretch your muscles when you first wake up to get your circulation flowing. [Saving Dollars & Sense]

5 Reasons Your Kid Shouldn’t Go to College (and What They Can do Instead) — A college education is a good thing, but some kids aren't cut out for college, or at least not right away. There are alternatives to college that may be better suited for your child. [Seed Time]

5 Tips to Take Advantage of Garage Sales — Before you hit up a garage sale, make a shopping list of the items you need, want, and don't mind buying used. [Couple Money]

7 Ways to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping — Some supplies may not be needed until the second half of the year. Ask the teacher what is necessary on the first day and what you can buy later. [Parenting Squad]

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