Best Money Tips: Start Thinking About Christmas in Summer


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share ways you can save money this Christmas by thinking about it now, Father's Day gifts for under $20, summer rental car deals, and more.

Top 5 Articles

Five Big Ways You Need to Think About Christmas…Now! — "The truth of the matter is that just a little bit of forethought right now can save you a ton of time, effort, cost, and heartache this December."  The Simple Dollar

10 Last Minute Father's Day Gifts Under $20 — Here are great gift ideas for every kind of dad, from the safety minded to the kid at heart!  Being Frugal

Summer Rental Car Deals from Thrifty and Dollar Car Rentals for 2010 — "Thrifty and Dollar car rentals are currently offering summer rental car deals to help you save money when traveling this summer."  Maximizing Money

Dishsoap Spray for the Garden — Just mix water and soap for a spray to repel leaf-eating garden pests.  $5 Dinners

Know When to Buy What — "April, May and June are traditionally a great time to purchase cookware, kitchen tools and small appliances."  The Sun's Financial Diary

Other Essential Reading

13 Sure Fire Ways to Raise Your Consciousness — "Simplifying: Eliminate stuff, clear away clutter and clean your home. The more stuff you have, the more burdened your mind will be."  Dumb Little Man

6 Top iPhone App for Voracious Readers — These great apps will help you find the cheapest books, connect with other readers, and support local bookstores.  My Life Scoop

Try Investing in Gold to Diversify Assets — "Certainly our interest with owning or investing in gold comes and goes, but an obvious part of gold's recent allure is its current prices and the returns over the last few years."  The Digerati Life

Simple Ways to Resist Temptation — One way to resist the temptation to spend money is to shop with a purpose.  Northern Cheapskate

Restaurants That Let Kids Eat Free — Many family restaurants let kids eat free on certain nights, including Applebee's, CiCi's Pizza, IHOP, Moe's Southwest Grill, and others.  Generation X Finance

Taking Care of Business: Expense Reimbursement — Know your company's expense reimbursement policy, stay organized with the envelope method, and file your expenses ASAP.  Get Rich Slowly

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