Best Money Tips: How to Make a Great First Impression

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to make a great first impression, things that make you look dumb on Facebook, and money-saving DIY home repairs.

Top 5 Articles

23 Scientific Ways to Make a Great First Impression — Try not to interrupt your conversation with too many "ahs" and "ums". A study found that pausing frequently when you talk gives the impression that you don't know what you're talking about. [CreditDonkey]

6 Things That Make You Look Dumb On Facebook — Watch your grammar, and avoid constant misspellings and using textspeak on Facebook. [Moms Need to Know]

10 DIY Home Repairs That Save You Money — Got a few small holes in your wall? Patching drywall yourself Is easy. If you need some guidance, visit your local hardware store. [Cheapism]

11 Simple Tips For Bedroom Organization — Most side tables are small with barely any storage space. If you have the room, swap them out for full dressers. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Everything You Need To Know About Using Your Phone Internationally — Activate airplane mode when you board your international flight. This way, your phone won't automatically begin roaming as soon as you land. [CouponPal]

Other Essential Reading

Is the 'buy local' movement working? — A recent USDA report found that consumers are willing to pay a premium for local foods. Thankfully, prices at farmers' markets are usually lower than at grocery stores. [The Monitor]

Work Out Without Spending a Fortune — Check out Fitness Blender for free full-length workout videos and exercise programs! [Listen Money Matters]

The IRS Tax Scam and What Happens When You Owe Taxes — Tax scammers may spoof caller I.D., ask for immediate payment, or threaten to arrest or deport their victims. [Consumerism Commentary]

Your First Choice is Rarely the Optimal Choice: 5 Lessons on Being Wrong — Trust your gut when you have the knowledge and experience to back it up. [James Clear]

5 Ways to Look Like You've Got It Together, Even When You Don't Feel Like It — Carry the essentials — a stain remover pen or wipes, a pen, a notebook, activity items to keep your child occupied, snacks and drinks — and you'll be ready for anything! [Parenting Squad]

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