Best Money Tips: How to Squeeze Every Penny Out of a Gift Card


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to make the most of gift cards, packing hacks that will save you space, and frugal living skills to teach your children.

Top 5 Articles

10 Ways to Make the Most of Gift Cards — Don't feel obligated to buy something you don't need just to use a gift card — you have other options! [Cheapism]

16 Packing Hacks That Will Save You Space — Break your snacks out of their bulky packaging and store them in your own space-saving baggies. [PopSugar Smart Living]

7 Frugal Living Skills You Should Be Teaching Your Children — Encourage your kids to collaborate and share. They'll develop strong communication skills, learn how to make and honor agreements, and know what it means to be good stewards of what they and others own. [Kiplinger]

Holiday Spending: Ways to Spend Less & Reduce Stress This Season — The holiday season is supposed to be all about family and good cheer, but it can also cause a lot of anxiety thanks to the extra spending. Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on ways to spend less and reduce stress over the holidays. [Experian]

New WHO report calls for action against harmful online food marketing — Food marketing, especially on digital platforms, can significantly influence children's food and drink preferences and choices. [The Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

29 Ways To Enjoy Christmas On A Tight Budget — As a family project, make your own Christmas decorations instead of buying them. [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]

7 Incredible Ways To Make Money As A Student — You can make money and exercise by walking dogs — or even people! [Money Strands]

5 Winter Home Staging Tips — Staging your home can be tricky in the winter. Set the thermostat to a comfortable 70 degrees to encourage potential buyers to linger in the warmth and focus on your house. [The Allstate Blog]

Buying A Foreclosure vs. Buying A Short Sale — You can get a good deal on a home in foreclosure or in a short sale. They both occur when the initial homeowner is unable to make payments on the house, but it's important to know the differences between the two so you choose the right house for your situation. [Stack The Chips]

6 Ways to Create an Environment of Gratitude in Your Home — Thanksgiving has passed, but that doesn't mean the gratitude ends there. Encourage everyone in your family to recognize and acknowledge good deeds every time they see it. [Parenting Squad]

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