Best Money Tips: How to Get Bigger Checks From Social Security


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to get bigger checks from Social Security, cheats for waking yourself up during the week, and how to avoid leaving money on the table.

Top 5 Articles

14 Ways to Get Bigger Checks From Social Security — You can get a bigger payout from this old-age safety net by waiting until your full retirement age to claim benefits. Even better, wait until you're 70. [Money Talks News]

17 Cheats For Waking Yourself Up During the Workweek — Using a loud, jarring sound as your alarm will wake you up in a jiffy! Change it every week so you don't get too used to it. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Ten ways you could be leaving money on the table - and how to avoid it — The average American wastes about $529 in food per year. Instead of letting food spoil, freeze your fruits and veggies or blend them into a breakfast smoothie to use them up quickly. [The Monitor]

Keep More Money in Your Pockets with 9 Easy Ways to Save — Shop at stores that offer price matching. Walmart, Target, and Amazon are a few big retailers that do! [Free Money Wisdom]

6 Ways to Stop Losing Things — Create a checklist of things you need on a regular basis, then schedule alerts throughout the day to remind you to make sure you have those items. [The Order Expert]

Other Essential Reading

10 Ways to Save While Finding Your Next Job — If you would need to travel a good distance for an interview, request a virtual interview instead. [Cheapism]

10 Ways To Ensure That You Reduce Your Energy Cost And Waste — Install and use dual flush toilets to reduce the amount of water you use. [Make Money Your Way]

Lessons from Elon Musk: 4 Proven Traits of Successful People — A successful person has determination, and to have determination you need to believe in your idea and have a strong "why" for pursuing it. [Life Optimizer]

Top 10 Healthy Veggies That You Need to Know — Broccoli has vitamin C, folate and beta carotene that will help strengthen the immune system. Avoid overcooking since this can leech the vitamins and minerals out of the florets. []

7 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child — Encourage your child to work hard, but don't tell them "Practice makes perfect." Perfect doesn't always happen. [Parenting Squad]

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