Best Money Tips: Make the Most of Holiday Shopping


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to make the most of holiday shopping, tips to build confidence as a public speaker, and common money mistakes that military members make.

Top 5 Articles

50 Ways to Make Most of Holiday Shopping — Don't buy a gift unless you're absolutely sure the recipient will love it. [Cheapism]

8 Tips For Becoming A More Confident Public Speaker — Act naturally! Pretend that you're in a slightly bigger dinner party and you're discussing something with the guests. [Lifehack]

7 Common Money Mistakes Military Members Make — Don't be so ready to take on debt even if you can afford it. Many military members over-extend themselves and fail to save for emergencies or future goals. [Forbes]

How to Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle — It isn't enough to live within your means. If you want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, find ways to live far below your means. [MintLife]

Top 25 Colleges Where Women Earn More than Men — Women generally earn less than 80% compared to their male counterparts, but the female graduates of these schools managed to earn more. [StudySoup]

Other Essential Reading

Is A 529 Plan Really The Best Way To Save For College? — One drawback of a 529 plan is that colleges consider 529 money in financial aid packages, which may lower the amount of aid your child receives. [Money Under 30]

7 Real-Life Signs You Need to Take a Vacation Now — It's time to take a break if you practically sleep with your laptop. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Two important new federal retirement savings initiatives — These two initiatives will make it easier to save than ever, especially for more than 55 million Americans who currently do not participate in a retirement saving plan. [The Monitor]

3 Ways to Shine as an Introvert — Find that sweet spot where socializing is enjoyable for you. If you hate being in a crowd, opt for one-on-one conversations. [Pick The Brain]

How To Make The Most of Open Enrollment + Save On Healthcare — When considering your options for health insurance, it's important to know what your benefits are. [The Centsible Life]

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