Best Money Tips: Little Known Uses for Fruit Peels, Shells, and Seeds


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you some useful tips for repurposing fruit skins, some freebies you can snag on the 4th of July, and a tutorial for making that cheap grocery store bouquet look super-fancy!

Top 5 Articles

Little Known Uses for Fruit Peels, Shells, and Seeds — Did you seriously think you could ever use a pineapple skin in a frugal way? Now you can: as the key ingredient for juice! Get the rest of the best here. TipHero

July 4th Freebies and Discounts — Celebrate your independence with a fatter wallet! This list of goodies available this holiday weekend is a reason to party. Coupon Sherpa

What You Can Learn About Negotiating From The American Pickers TV Show — It’s not just reality TV entertainment. This show can teach you a lot about life and money — just ask this blogger! Own the Dollar via Consumerist

10 Worst Things About Owning Your Own Business — I can relate to many of these, but some are truly a surprise! Get informed before you take the plunge. Moolanomy

How to Make a Supermarket Bouquet Look Like a Million Bucks — Those $3 bunches really don’t do much for the eye, but they can be the foundation to a great centerpiece. Learn how to spruce them up with this nifty DIY tutorial! Frugal Upstate

Other Essential Reading

Mortgage Prequalification vs. Preapproval — Did you know that there are MAJOR differences between the two terms? Get the scoop on how and why before you head out on your house-hunting adventure! Cash Money Life

Rainbow Birthday Cake — This dessert reminds me a bit of Rainbow Brite (remember her?) but it’s totally appropriate for even the manliest man’s Birthday. Get some colorful advice for putting it all together here. My Pretty Pennies

The Ultimate Air-Conditioner Guide — Looking to buy a new one? Before you indulge in cool air this summer, get tips for buying the right model for your home (and keeping it running well throughout the season.) Mainstreet

Should I Invest or Prepay my Mortgage? This post addresses the question from the perspective of several personal finance experts. If it can’t provide an answer — possibly no one can! Get Rich Slowly

6 Smartphone Apps for Expecting Parents — These smartphone apps were a useful addition to my prenatal routine, giving me information, advice, support, and even some entertainment! MyLifeScoop

Dumping Your Big Bank? How to Choose a New One — Before you leave your national chain institution for a small competitor, get some hard facts. It may not always be the exodus you imagined. LA Times

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Thank you so much for including our article in your roundup, Lindsay! Just wanted to let you know that the link to our site doesn't seem to be working. Is there a problem with the link?

Thanks again!

Kira @ Tip Hero

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PS I just realized I spelled your name wrong. I'm so sorry, and thanks again, Linsey :)

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Fixed it! Sorry for any confusion :)

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What a funny and great use for my photo! Have a great weekend.

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Thank YOU for making it available under Creative Commons. You rock!

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Thanks for mentioning my article at Own The Dollar. I hope your readers like it.