Best Money Tips: How to Live on $1,000 a Month


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some terrific articles about living on $1,000 a month, getting your time allocation to match your priorities, and tips to help introverts thrive.

Top 5 Articles

How to Live On $1,000 a Month — The online game Spent challenges you to live on $1000 a month after you have lost your job and house. This is hard to do whether in a game or in real life, but it isn't impossible. [Money Smart Guides]

Does Your Time Allocation Match Your Priorities? — Track how much time you spend on your priorities. If you don't think it's enough time, eliminate non-essential things to make time for the more important things. [Life Optimizer]

6 Tips to Help Introverts Thrive — Create a sanctuary where you can retreat and recharge. Ideally, it'll have a door that you can close. [Think Simple Now]

4 Surprising Things That Cause a Hard Inquiry — A hard inquiry can make your FICO Score drop by a few points. If you don't want this to happen, make sure you avoid the unexpected triggers, such as paying for a rental car with a debit card. [myFICO]

5 Toxic Habits to Drop in 2015 — If you have an unhealthy addiction (sugar, shopping, smoking, reality TV?), pick one to eliminate next year. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Other Essential Reading

Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs — Successful entrepreneurs are always open to learning about new technology, methods of operation, and industry trends. [Thousandaire]

5 Student Loan Myths That Are Costing You Money — You don't have to go with the standard repayment plan. Depending on your financial situation, you may be better off with an income-driven repayment plan. [My Bank Tracker]

14 DIY Decor Ideas for the Holiday Season — Sock snowmen are cute and easy to make. All you need are old socks, rubber bands, fabric scraps and buttons, and rice or other filling material. [Smarty Cents]

6 Tips on Keeping a Family Journal — Keep notes of the things you want to add to your journal; you'll have an easier time remembering it all when you sit down to write. [Parenting Squad]

How to Get Paid on Time and Increase Cash Flow as a Solopreneur — If you're a freelancer, you may find that billing more often — bi-monthly or even once a week — can help you maximize cash flow. [Careful Cents]

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