Best Money Tips: Smart Things to Do With $1,000

By Amy Lu on 21 July 2016 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on smart things to do with $1,000, easy ways to extend your vegetable growing season, and something to try when you’re too anxious to sleep.

Top 5 Articles

5 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now — There are many ways to invest in yourself with just $1,000. You can spend it on a gym membership to help you get fit, use it on language-learning classes and materials, or strengthen your relationship with a romantic weekend getaway. [The Motley Fool]

3 Easy Ways to Extend Your Vegetable Growing Season — Add a heavy layer of mulch to protect your plants. The mulch will insulate the soil and help hold in moisture. [Saving Dollars & Sense]

Too Anxious to Sleep? Try This One Thing Tonight! — The more anxious you are, the more important it is to stretch out and deepen the transition to sleep. Have a longer bath, make the room darker, and take longer breaths during your nighttime meditation. [PopSugar Smart Living]

10 Hand-Me-Downs for Babies That You Don't Want — Getting hand-me-downs from friends and family is a great way to save money on a new baby but there are a few items that you should avoid for safety reasons. [Cheapism]

Is Making Money with Rideshare as Easy as They Say? — Your car will take on more wear and tear when you're a rideshare driver. Be sure to put aside some of your earnings for inevitable car repairs. [Personal Finance Advice]

Other Essential Reading

How to Quit Your Job in Style — Unhappy employees have quit via sheet cake, barbershop quintet, and interpretive dance. If you prefer a smoother breakup, however, a short, dated resignation letter will do the trick. [Budgets Are Sexy]

Quick Money Tips for Travelers — It can be difficult to anticipate which form of payment will be accepted in the places you travel, so it's a good idea to carry cash as well as plastic. [Couple Money]

15 Popular Brands With Lifetime Warranties: If It Breaks, They’ll Fix It — Backpack-maker Jansport is known for its top-notch warranty. If a bag ever breaks down, they'll fix it. If they can't, they'll refund it or replace it. [The Penny Hoarder]

8 Things to Consider When You’re Earning An Irregular Income — Before you change jobs to one without a regular income, make sure you have a safety net that you can fall back on when times get tough. [Money Q&A]

How to Modify Your Personal Finance Behavior — Set goals and post them on a wall or the fridge so that you're reminded every day of what you're striving for. [Three Thrifty Guys]

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