Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Use a Pay Raise


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on smart ways to use a pay raise, frugal date ideas for any season, and tips for cleaning patio furniture efficiently.

Top 5 Articles

6 Smart Ways to Use a Pay Raise — Take this opportunity to put your finances in a better place for the long time. [Everything Finance]

100 Frugal Date Ideas For Any Season — Use this list for frugal date ideas all year round! [Frugal Beautiful]

How to Clean Patio Furniture Efficiently — These techniques and cleaning solutions will rejuvenate your outdoor furniture and keep your backyard looking new all summer long. [Life Storage]

9 Amazing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil — Lavender's antifungal properties can help treat dandruff. Just add it to apple cider vinegar for a soothing rinse or combine it with other essential oils to make a pre-shampoo treatment. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Kids and Money: Important Financial Lessons to Teach Kids — Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on important financial lessons to teach kids. [Experian]

Other Essential Reading

Money Saving Checklist For Moving Into A New House — Packing everything you own and moving to a new place is stressful enough without having to worry how you'll fit the moving expenses into your budget. Luckily, there are a number of ways to save money on moving while keeping your stuff safe. [Mad Money Monster]

Insect farms emerge as an alternate source of protein — Global food production giants are turning to insects in their search to find alternative sources of protein that are profitable and sustainable as animal feed or additives to human food. [The Christian Science Monitor]

7 Side Hustle Accounting Mistakes To Avoid — Don't let sloppy accounting be the reason your side hustle fails. [Money Under 30]

Spending Money to Make Money: How to Do it Successfully — The age-old axiom says you need to spend money to make money, but the key is to spend money wisely if you want greater returns in the future. [Disease Called Debt]

What to Donate to an Animal Rescue Shelter — Animal shelters are often short on things like food, blankets, cleaning supplies and other essentials. Check this list for items you can donate to an shelter — odds are, you can gather most of them right at home! [Organized31]

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