Best Money Tips: How to Save Money in January

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to save money in January, how to avoid habits that make you stressed, and what to do before renting a car.

Top 5 Articles

How to Save Money in January — January is National Slow Cooking Month! Plug in your crock pot and cook up some soups, stews, and other slow-cook meals. [Parenting Squad]

13 Stress-Inducing Habits and How to Avoid Them — Life is filled with good things and bad things. If you focus too much on the bad, you won't be able to enjoy the good. [PopSugar Smart Living]

What you should do before renting your next car — Pay attention to the fees that are tacked on to your rental. Prepaying for gas may sound convenient, but it means you're paying for a full tank of gas at an inflated price. [The Monitor]

Popularity Pointers – 7 Ways to Get People to Like You (Better) — Start building better relationships by taking a sincere interest in other people's lives. [Dumb Little Man]

Even More Ways to Save on Groceries — If you have the freezer room, consider buying meat in bulk. It can help to have a separate budget for the meat. [Beating Broke]

Other Essential Reading

6 Super Fun Hobbies You Should Take Up Today To Make You Smarter — Give your brain a workout by doing puzzles and word games. Sudoku in particular is challenging and addictive! [Change Your Thoughts]

5 Ways to Deal with Dysfunctional Family Members (Without Sacrificing Your Own Sanity) — If you've tried to help a family member and you got burned or they refused help, you don't have to continue. It's important to set healthy boundaries. [Adventures in Frugal Land]

6 Ways to Create an Awesome 2016 — Instead of making year-long resolutions, set monthly challenges and focus on a certain aspect of it each week. [Zen Habits]

5 Ways that Setting a Timer Can Drive Your Productivity — Using a timer can help you build momentum for tough or unappealing tasks. [Time Management Ninja]

Hacks To Help You Have An Awesome Year — Pay attention to what you eat. Meal planning will help you save money and eat healthier. [The Centsible Life]

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Phil Danley

Great article from Parenting Squad about how to save money this month. I have always felt the best sales were after Christmas so it's nice to see someone is actually seeing this.