Best Money Tips: How to Eat Healthy Even If You Hate Cooking

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to eat healthy even if you hate cooking, strange state taxes, and the biggest money wasters.

Top 5 Articles

Hate Cooking? Use These Tips to Save Money and Eat Healthy — Look for fast alternatives, like jarred sauces and pre-chopped veggies. It's still cheaper than dining out at a restaurant and better for you than fast food. [MoneyNing]

Strangest Ways States Tax You (and Don't) — Alabama is the only state that still taxes a deck of cards as if it were a vice, like alcohol or tobacco. [Kiplinger]

28 of the Biggest Money Wasters, According to Real People — You don't need to go generic for everything, but there are some products that aren't worth the extra cost for the name brand version. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Why Your Facebook Profile May Be More Important Than Your Credit Score — Lenddo is an app that allows you to make your social media accounts a factor in determining your credit worthiness. [The Monitor]

Are You Being Paid What You're Worth? — Sites like and can help you figure out if you are getting the market value for your skill set. [Cash Money Life]

Other Essential Reading

Save Money on Your Wedding — Keep it casual. Instead of a sit-down dinner, have an afternoon cocktail party with a relaxed food spread. You won't even have to worry about making table cards and seating charts! [Listen Money Matters]

5 Reasons to Put Your Retirement Plans Ahead of Your Children's College — If you don't prioritize your retirement savings, your children may have to support you in your senior years anyway. [Christian PF]

7 Common Credit Score Questions — Does your income affect your credit score? No, it doesn't! (But there is an indirect impact if you can't pay your bills and a collection account ends up on your credit report.) []

Big Data: He Knows What You've Been Buying (and He’s Not Santa) — Retailers aren't the only ones interested in our spending data. Healthcare providers and insurers use data mining, too. [Credit Sesame]

Working Dads: How to Connect With Your Kids Every Day — Ask your kids to help out when you need to get things done around the house. [Parenting Squad]

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