Best Money Tips: How to Build an Emergency Fund From Nothing


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to build your emergency fund from nothing, ways to fight clutter and get organized, and a guide to buying refurbished products.

Top 5 Articles

29 ways to build your emergency fund out of thin air — Look at it as a challenge! Use the dollar-bill challenge to save up by the dollar. [Get Rich Slowly]

From Clutter to Confidence: Get Organized in 2016 — Set up a command center where you will deal with incoming clutter as soon as it enters your home. [MintLife]

A guide to buying refurbished technology — Buying refurbished products can be a great way to save money… if you know what to look for. [The Monitor]

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for New College Grads — You can deduct unreimbursed costs of moving for your first job if the job location is at least 50 miles away from your old home — which could be your college residence if you have a job offer when you graduate. [Kiplinger]

10 Small Businesses to Start for Less Than $10,000 — The start-up cost for a bounce house rental business can be as low as $1,750! [Cheapism]

Other Essential Reading

6 Tips for Becoming Self-Employed — Develop a game plan for your business. How long will it take to make money? What will your hours be? What is your overall goal, and how will you get there? [PopSugar Smart Living]

How To Save Money On Utilities In Winter — Dress in layers to stay warm and comfy without having to raise the thermostat. [Because I'm Cheap]

Resolve To Be Healthy: How To Get Emotionally, & Personally More Healthy This Year. — Plan social outings to help feed your friendships or make new ones. [Frugal Beautiful]

How to Maximize Your Tax Refund — The IRS gives deductions for helping out your family, such as caring for a disabled or retired adult in your household or having college-age dependents. [Living Well Spending Less]

How to Teach Your Preschooler Impulse Control — Teach your child to count to 5 or 10 when they get stressed out and begin to lose control. [Parenting Squad]

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