Best Money Tips: How to Avoid Busting Your Budget on a DIY Project

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to avoid busting your budget on a DIY project, money myths that lead to debt, and tips for buying stylish and affordable furniture.

Top 5 Articles

How to Avoid Going Over Budget on Your DIY Project — Make detailed, step-by-step plan so you know exactly what tools and supplies you'll need for this project. [Frugal Village]

4 Money Myths That Can Lead to Debt — Many people believe that a big purchase can be made more affordable when broken into monthly payments, but this doesn't leave a lot of room for error if your financial situation changes for the worse. [Get Out of Debt Guy]

Top 10 Tips for Buying Stylish Furniture on a Budget — Look for plain, inexpensive pieces that you can dress up with your creative touch. [Dumb Little Man]

7 Financial Gifts for Kids this Christmas — It's never too early to start saving! Open a savings account for your child and encourage her to deposit a portion of any gift money she receives. [Cult of Money]

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by eating less meat, report says —  Almost 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, forestry, and other forms of land use, and methane emissions from livestock production account for 40% of agricultural GHG emissions overall. [The Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

Don't Waste Any More Time — Experience These Amazing Adventures Right Now — Want to try something new? Go on one of these amazing adventures for the experience of a lifetime! [PopSugar Smart Living]

Common Sense Packing Tips When Visiting Family – No More Overpacking! — If you visit long-distance family on a regular basis, leave an extra set of clothing and toiletries at their house to avoid having to pack commonly-used items every time you go. [More With Less Today]

Easy Idea for Hiding Office or Studio Clutter: A Work from Home Tapestry Solution — Hang a tapestry to hide the business clutter in your home office when you're not working. [Vanessa Alvarado]

The Four Types of Savings Accounts That Everyone Should Have — An emergency fund is crucial, but once you've saved enough for that, look into building up short-term and long-term savings. [Five Cent Nickel]

45 Money Saving Tips for New Parents — If you plan to have multiple children, opt for gender-neutral clothing to make it easier to reuse your child's wardrobe. [Money Pantry]

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