Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Save on Restaurant Meals


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on smart ways to save on dining out, how to make the most of your spare change, and why it might be time to stop couponing.

Top 5 Articles

3 Savvy Ways to Save on Your Next Restaurant Meal — Know the margins for the foods you order. Alcohol and fountain drinks have high markups, as do pasta, salad, and egg dishes. You'll get the best deal on entrees by ordering seafood or steak. [Kiplinger]

Hoarding Pennies: 8 Ways to Make the Most of the Coins in Your Change Jar — You can get around Coinstar's 10.9% service fee by redeeming your coins as a charitable donation or gift card. [The Penny Hoarder]

10 Reasons It Might be Time to Give up on Coupons — Coupons often require you to buy multiples of a product, which can easily go to waste if you don't use them before the expiration date. [SheBudgets]

11 of the Best Work-From-Home Hacks Ever — You don't need to dress up in a business suit, but changing out of your PJs will help you transition from lazy at-home mode to productive work mode. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Fast food visits continue to decline in US — Not as many people are eating at burger chains these days, though the traffic at independent burger restaurants has gone up. [The Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

Solving Financial Insecurity To Live More Freely — You can feel insecure even if you're rich, but setting financial goals and tracking your progress can help lessen some of that insecurity. [Financial Samurai]

17 Ways to Make Money in Retirement Without a Full-time Job — If you have a green thumb, you can sell the fruits (and veggies) of your labor or start a gardening service for people who want fresh produce. [Money Pantry]

7 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Going to the Beach — Make a list of everything you need for a fun and safe day at the beach. Don't forget sunblock, toys for the kids, towels, changes of clothes, water, snacks, and sunglasses! [Parenting Squad]

Creating a Beautiful Garden on a Budget — Using organic waste from your kitchen will help you cut down on garden maintenance costs! [Thousandaire]

Do Rich People Have Higher Credit Scores Than You? — Not necessarily! How much money you have isn't a factor for determining your credit score. [Credit Sesame]

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