Best Money Tips: How to Pack a Suitcase


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles to help you pack a suitcase, travel with presents, and set up a Christmas tree with zero fuss.

Top 5 Articles

10 Simple Steps: How to pack a suitcase — Make this your packing mantra: bundle, roll, shove, layer, tame. [Squawkfox]

Packed! 5 Tips to Travel With Presents — Improvise your wrapping supplies. The newspaper you picked up at the airport works great as wrapping paper. [SavvySugar]

7 Tips to Set Up the Tree with Minimum Stress — Wrap up your tree in an old sheet while it's still outside to keep the needles from falling all over the place. [Parenting Squad]

7 Best Free Money Apps for 2011 — MasterCard ATM Hunter does exactly what it sounds like, with the ability to filter your results by feature. [Kiplinger]

Timing is Everything: When Is the Right Time to Apply for a Mortgage? — Start the application process in the first few days of the month. [Credit Sesame]

Other Essential Reading

5 Home Improvements That Won’t Sell Your House — Adding a pool in your backyard won't help much. Instead, put your money towards cleaning up and landscaping your yard. [Money Talks News]

Five Reasons to Pay in Cash — Using cash can help curb impulse purchases. (That's not to say that all impulse purchases are bad, though!) [Free Money Finance]

Classic Clothing Choices for Professionals on a Budget — You can't go wrong with the classics! A quality trench coat will last you year after year — and won't go out of style. [Financial Highway]

17 Tips for End of the Year Tax Planning — If you have a flexible spending account, remember to use the money before you lose it. [My Dollar Plan]

4 Ways to Avoid the Student Loan "Bubble" — Apply for as many scholarships as possible to reduce the amount of loans you need to take out. [Money Ning]

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