Best Money Tips: How Retailers Trick You Into Buying More

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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