Best Money Tips: How to Make Household Items Last Longer


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to make household items last longer, the ethical shopper’s guide to boycotts, and simple life hacks from Reddit.

Top 5 Articles

How to Make Household Items Last Longer — When you're not using a device, take the batteries out, especially if they're seasonal things like Christmas decorations. [Canadian Finance Blog]

The ethical shopper's guide to boycotts — Knowing what makes a boycott successful will help you decide whether to spend your time and energy participating in one. [The Monitor]

21 Simple Life Hacks From Reddit — Need help applying sunscreen to your back? Squirt some onto plastic wrap and rub it on your back like a towel. [PopSugar Smart Living]

America Saves Week: Smart Ways to Save for Retirement #ASW17 — Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on saving for retirement. [Experian]

10 Friends Who Will Ruin Your Finances If You Let Them — Do you have a friend who always wants to split the bill for things you don't even want? [The Simple Dollar]

Other Essential Reading

3 Ways To Research Car Prices — There are three services you can use to check if the asking price for a car is fair: Kelley Blue Book, the National Automobile Dealership Association, and Edmonds. [Clever Dude]

The Four Big Reasons Most Newbie Investors Totally Fail — One rookie mistake is trying to invest too much, too fast. [Grad Money Matters]

3 Places to Get Maps for Free Wall Art — Old maps are great for DIY wall art projects, and it's easy to find striking images for free on these three websites. [Planting Dollars]

Wise Vacation Investments That Make Travel More Affordable — A backup solar charger will ensure your smartphone or tablet is all powered up even when compatible outlets are scarce. [Money Spruce]

6 Quick Ways To Know If You Are An Effective Leader — When you're an effective leader, you get the good news and the bad news in a timely manner.  [Terry St. Marie]

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