Best Money Tips: How to Blog Like a Pro on an Amateur's Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on free and cheap tools for blogging like a pro, signs that you’re too frugal, and ways to make your time at the airport more bearable.

Top 5 Articles

30 Free and Cheap Tools to Help You Blog Like a Pro on an Amateur’s Budget — Use free graphic design tools to customize your blog and showcase your personality. [The Penny Hoarder]

8 Signs You're a Little Too Frugal — You're too frugal if you give a gift and then try to get gift bag or box back. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Three ways to make your time at the airport more bearable — If you travel often, you might want to consider getting TSA Precheck or Global Entry. These programs allow you to get into lanes that are typically shorter than regular airport security lines and give you access to other privileges as well. [The Monitor]

5 Night Time Mistakes That Will Keep You Awake — When you exercise late at night, the stress hormones that your body releases during a workout will make it harder for you to fall asleep. [Dumb Little Man]

12 Ways Booking Direct May Get You a Better Deal — Booking directly with a hotel or airline can grant you access to better perks and special package that aren't available through third-party sites. [Cheapism]

Other Essential Reading

How High Will Your State's Minimum Wage Be on January 1, 2017? — Although the federal minimum wage has remained the same since it was raised to $7.25 an hour in 2009, many states have started to raise wages on their own. [Kiplinger]

7 Ways to Repel Pests At Your Campsite — Spread some Vaseline on the legs or your chairs and picnic tables to keep bugs from crawling up the legs and making their way to you. [A Few Short Cuts]

10 Items Worth Buying At Dollar Stores — Most food containers these days are equally good in terms of quality. Buy your containers at a dollar store and you'll hardly notice they aren't name-brand. [Frugal Buzz]

The Best Places To Sell What You Make By Hand — Show off your creations at local craft fairs! You'll have to pay a fee to set up a stall, but it's a great way to test the waters and see if your product hits the right notes. [Cash The Checks]

7 Ways to Make Reading Fun for Your Kids This Summer — Connect with your kids by reading the same books they do. [Parenting Squad]

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