Best Money Tips: How to Make McDonald's Fries at Home

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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share a delicious food hack, help for first time home buyers, tips on how to set the perfect password, and more!

Top 5 Articles

Make Perfect McDonalds' Fries at Home —  "The real key to these fries, besides cutting them super thinly, is to fry them twice—once for about 50 seconds, and then again a half hour later for a few minutes."  Serious Eats via Lifehacker

10 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes — So many things can go wrong with a home purchase. Learn from Ron's mistakes so you don't repeat them!    The Wisdom Journal via Being Frugal

Creating a Life That Needs No Escape —  Instead of saving up for vacations to escape your life, why not create a wonderful life that feels like a vacation every single day?  Frugal Babe

Bing Cashback Ends in July — The Bing deal ends July 30th, 2010, 9:00 pm PST.  Bing Community via Think Your Way to Wealth

6 Awesome iPhone App for Voracious Readers — Did you know there's an app that will help you find the cheapest prices for any book AND help you support independent book sellers?   Life Scoop

Other Essential Reading

9 Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas — If he’s still using old-school screwdrivers, upgrading him to a ratcheting screwdriver will be easier on his hands and allow him to do those little repairs much quicker!  Lazy Man and Money

Are Your Passwords Putting You at Financial Risk? — Make sure your password has at least one upper-case letter, one lower-case letter, a number, a special character, and be at least 8 characters long.  No Debt Plan

How Much is Your Spare Room Costing You? — In some neighborhoods, a typical 12′ x 12′ spare room could cost about $350,000 EACH over the course of a 30 year mortgage! Millionaire Mommy Next Door

How to Save Money on Pet Care — Veterinary teaching hospitals often offer low-cost care for pets.  The Greenest Dollar

Yelp Teams Up With Open Table — Now after reading a glowing review you can immediately make a reservation.  Consumerist

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i just loved the mc donalds recipe, we love the fries but no matter how innovative we are when making them, we simply cannot make them like that and those fries are so expensive, we can buy 2 pounds of potatoes in the price of one mc donalds fries pack

Guest's picture

Thanks for the shout out, Will.
May have to try out the french fry recipe- I know my kids would love it.

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McDonald's fries are good ill have to try this out and see if i can make them as good as they do.