Best Money Tips: How to Jumpstart Your Emergency Fund This Month

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to jump-start your emergency fund, surprising uses for Fels Naptha soap, and important steps to take if you’re fired.

Top 5 Articles

10 ways to jump-start your emergency fund this month — Give your emergency fund a boost by making a few simple (but effective!) changes this month. [The Frugal Girl]

17 Uses for Fels Naptha That Will Change Your Life — This inexpensive little bar of soap has many great uses around the house! Besides cleaning most everything in your home, it can also treat cold sores, repel bugs and rodents, and even silence squeaky hinges. [The Frugal Navy Wife]

6 Important Steps You Should Take If You're Fired — It can be really difficult to figure out your next steps after losing your job unexpectedly. The first order of business should be to get your finances in order. [PopSugar Smart Living]

5 Intimidating IRS Terms and What They Mean for You — An IRS notice can cause serious stress if you're not familiar with the terms they use. Figuring out what the terms mean is the first step you need to take to resolve the issue promptly. [Disease Called Debt]

7 Ways to Save on Souvenirs and Gifts When You Travel — Souvenirs don't have to be big or extravagant. You can find flattened pennies and postcards everywhere, and they don't cost much. [Everything Finance]

Other Essential Reading

5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days — It's okay to experience hard days. When you do, use these guidelines to support yourself when you need it most. [Marc & Angel Hack Life]

6 Ways to Save and Invest Money for Kids — There are a number of good financial vehicles that parents can use to invest for their kids. Weigh the pros and cons to decide which option is the best for your family. [Quick and Dirty Tips]

Labor shortage? Employers tap foreign workers, visas permitting. — H-2B visas, a nonimmigrant category of visas, has become a lightning rod in the national immigration debate. [The Christian Science Monitor]

Smart Strategies for Buying a Car ft. — Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on best practices and smart tips for scoring the perfect car for you. [Experian]

When You Have a Voice Telling You You’re Inadequate — When that inner voice rears up to say you're not good enough, a few of these practices may be able to help you push through the negativity. [zen habits]

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