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

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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