Best Money Tips: How to Save Money in February

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to save money in February, brilliant uses for Dawn dish soap, and how to trick yourself into saving money.

Top 5 Articles

How to Save Money in February — With the Super Bowl comes savings on snacks! Stock up on your family's favorites for upcoming parties and events. [Parenting Squad]

31 Brilliant Uses For Dawn Dish Soap — This handy blue liquid can unclog toilets, clean your pool, and help you find any punctures in your car tires. [PopSugar Smart Living]

10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money — The zero-sum budget forces you to hide money from yourself every month. Out of sight, out of mind! [The Simple Dollar]

5 Ways to Get Free Stuff in Exchange for Reviews — Companies won't come to you unless you have a reputation for being a good reviewer. Amazon is a great place to start! [MoneyNing]

5 Ways to Get Paid to Travel — Love taking photos? You can be a travel photographer and sell your photos to magazines, websites, and stock photo sites. [A Few Short Cuts]

Other Essential Reading

Learn a second language on the cheap — If you learn better in a face-to-face environment, look up language classes at a community college. [Bargaineering]

10 Ways to Have a Financially Happy Marriage — It's important to have long- and short-term goals — and to share them with your partner. [Good Financial Cents]

Winter Blues Got You Down? 20 Natural Ways To Boost Your Mood — The vitamin D from sunlight will help stabilize your mood. Open the curtains to let natural light in or go outside for a walk during your lunch break. [Retired By 40!]

Why You are Your Own Worst Enemy When it Comes to Money — We all make excuses, but if you want to reach your goals, you need to push the excuses aside. [Everybody Loves Your Money]

10 Frugal Things To Do When You’re Snowed In — Being stuck at home means you can finally tackle the clutter in your pantry and closets. Give your house a good cleaning and bask in the sense of accomplishment. [Northern Cheapskate]

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The first step in taking control of finances is to construct a sensible written budget that reflects normal income and spending. It’s the best to plan for a month ahead with all regular bills accounted for. Allowing a certain amount of “petty cash” is okay as long as essential expenses can be met first.