Best Money Tips: How Retailers Trick You Into Buying More

By Amy Lu on 30 March 2016 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on sneaky ways that retailers trick you into buying more, smart ways to invest $1,000, and easy fixes to reduce your monthly expenses.

Top 5 Articles

Ten sneaky ways retailers trick you into buying more — Retailers use narrow aisles, flashy displays, and stations with freebies to encourage you to stop and pick up items that may not have been on your shopping list. [The Monitor]

7 Smart Ways to Invest $1,000 — With peer-to-peer lending, you can lend money to those in need and earn some interest at the same time. [Good Financial Cents]

Top 7 Easy Fixes to Reduce Your Monthly Expenses — Limit your lunches (or dinners) out to once a week, and watch your savings grow! [Money Q&A]

How To Quit Your Job And Actually Start A Business — If you're selling a product, take it for a test drive to see if people will actually buy it. See what sticks and adjust as necessary. [Listen Money Matters]

Here's How to Make Your Sluggish Workday Go (a Lot) Faster — The day can drag on if all you ever talk about is work. Break things up by having a 5-minute conversation with a co-worker on a topic unrelated to work. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Other Essential Reading

10 Cities Where Today's College Grads Can Actually Make a Living — Madison, Wisconsin has a robust nightlife, plenty of music venues, and a vibrant outdoor-sports scene, and is consistently ranked among the greenest cities in the country. Major employers include a broad range of industries. One-bedroom apartments average about $1,000/month. [Cheapism]

Stop Wasting Money on These Items Now — Why pay for a magazine subscription when you can find the material (or similar) online, for free? [The Frugal Toad]

10 Tips For Creating A Realistic Budget — Don't count things like tax refunds or Christmas bonuses as part of your regular budget. It's best to save or invest windfalls like those. [Northern Cheapskate]

How to Save Money on Quality Jeans — Start your search at consignment shops in the nicer areas around you.  [Everybody Loves Your Money]

What to Do With All That Leftover Easter Candy — An easy (and teeth-saving) way to enjoy all that candy is to use them in a science experiment! [Parenting Squad]

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