Best Money Tips: How to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found simple ways to avoid getting sick while traveling, affordable alternatives to real Christmas trees, and the best way to clean your fridge.

Top 5 Articles

3 Simple Rules to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling — If you're traveling abroad, stick to bottled water and avoid foods that may have been washed or prepared with tap or well water. [Money Talks News]

15 Crazy-Affordable Alternatives to Real Christmas Trees — Save money and space by tacking string lights to your wall in the outline of a tree. [PopSugar Smart Living]

The Best Way To Clean Your Refrigerator — Turn up the temperature when you're cleaning the refrigerator. If you're cleaning the freezer too, shut off the refrigerator altogether. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]

How Your Kids Can Help You Save Money on Family Vacations — New York City hosts an annual Kids’ Night on Broadway where children under 18 can watch a Broadway show for free when they attend with a full-paying adult. [Parenting Squad]

How to change the world with $10 — The culture of giving is changing as more and more people are donating small amounts directly to their favorite causes, bypassing the big philanthropies. [The Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

10 Best Gift Cards to Give for the Holidays — Target, Walmart and Home Depot are really good bets if you plan to give out gift cards. [Kiplinger]

Seven Financial Red Flags in a Relationship — A job loss can happen to anyone, but it's a bad sign if someone keeps getting fired for things within their control, like chronic lateness or an explosive temper. [Listen Money Matters]

4 Overlooked Ways to Pay Off Debt — Prioritize your spending. Cut spending in areas that don't offer much value and put that money towards paying off debt. [ReadyForZero]

How to Become a Freelance Writer in 30 Days or Less (and Make $4,000 a Month) — Work-life balance is especially important for freelancers who often work at home. Set a regular schedule for writing and stick to it. [Careful Cents]

Tips For Smarter Snacking During The Holidays — It's easy to snack mindlessly when you're standing next to the buffet table at a party. Instead, nosh off a napkin or small plate and mingle among the guests. [Frugal Beautiful]

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