Best Money Tips: Personal Finance Tools You Shouldn't Pay For


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles personal finance tools you should never pay for, products you shouldn’t wait until Black Friday to buy, and ways to recover from a bad interview.

Top 5 Articles

3 Personal Finance Tools You Should Never Pay For — Budgeting software makes it easy to keep track of your finances… and there are a number of them that you can get for free! [SmartAsset]

Don't wait for Black Friday: 9 deals to look for right now — You'll find a ton of great deals on Black Friday, but if you're on the lookout for jeans, camping gear, or patio furniture, October is the time to buy them. [The Monitor]

How to Save a Disastrous Interview — If you botch an answer, you have an opportunity to give a better answer in your thank-you email. [US News & World Report]

Smart Ways to Pay for College — Tune in to #CreditChat tomorrow, September 30 at 3 p.m. ET, for a discussion on smart ways to avoid high student loan debt. [Experian]

5 Mason jar hacks, including a sippy cup for grown-ups — Turn a mason jar into a to-go drinking up! All you need is a hole punch, a rubber grommet, a straw, and (of course) a mason jar. [Los Angeles Times]

Other Essential Reading

10 Cheap Fall Beers: Find Your Favorite Style — Oktoberfest beers tend to be malt-forward with caramelized and biscuit-like flavor. Two good options are Festbier from Victory Brewing Company and Hoss by Great Divide Brewing Co. [Cheapism]

Soothe Dry Hands With Homemade Lotion Bars — Made with coconut oil and beeswax, these easy homemade lotion bars will keep your skin silky smooth everywhere you go. [PopSugar Smart Living]

How to Watch Your Favorite TV Shows Without Cable — You can watch new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Empire, Game of Thrones and many other shows for cheap by going the streaming route. [Kiplinger]

6 Strategies for Shopping Consignment Sales — Double check clothing for any stains or rips, missing buttons, or broken zippers. Some types of damage are easy fixes; others, not so much! [Shopper Strategy]

5 Basic Money Management Tips For Young Adults — Look for affordable housing options with cheaper utility costs to help lower your monthly bills. [Frugal Buzz]

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