Best Money Tips: The Top "Green" Craft and DIY Blogs on the Web

By Linsey Knerl on 25 August 2010 2 comments
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you a list of some of the best blogs for earth-friendly DIY stuff, how to say "no" to that property tax assessment, and what you should say to your barber to get the perfect cut — every time.

Top 5 Articles

Best Blogs to Find Creative, Going Green Ideas for Crafters — If you’re handy with a glue gun, sewing machine, or hammer, you’ll LOVE this list of blogs that regularly offer clever DIY projects that are good for the environment. Stretching the One Income Dollar

How to Contest a Property Tax Assessment — The exact process will very by state, county, or even city, but the basics remain the same. Get facts on getting your say in this important (and often costly) matter. Bargaineering

Get the Perfect Haircut: How to Talk to Your Barber — If you don’t know what the phrase “high and tight” means…don’t use it! (And find out what you should be saying in this awesome primer.) The Art of Manliness

7 Corporate Sales Persuasion Triggers — This is timely selling advice for anyone who owns their own business or makes a living by hawking widgets. Jonathan Fields: Awake at the Wheel

20 Key for Successfully Negotiating Yourself Out of Debt — This is just one of many more tips included in the book they are referring to, but these initial (free) tips are worth it, alone! All Financial Matters

Other Essential Reading

About the Benefits of a VA Loan — Know what you’re getting into, before you even apply! This handy reference guide tells you quite a bit about the process for approval and the loan itself. Mighty Bargain Hunter

BBB Warns Consumers to Watch for Mystery Charges from iEarn, LLC — Grab your latest statement and see if you’ve been scammed. The devil is always in the details. BBB Consumer Blog

How Twenty-Somethings Became Debt ScapeGoats — Perhaps the beauty of this piece lies in the comments: “Eh, they said the same thing about Generation X, working in coffee houses and listening to grunge. Feeling and acting disenfranchised. Twenty years later and yikes, we're managers and ceo's of our own start-up's.” If you’re in your twenties, check this out and respond! Alpha Consumer

An Intro to Urban Homesteading — What the heck is “urban homesteading” anyway? Find out in this intriguing interview with someone who is making it happen! 20 Something Finance

The Road to a Sweet Apartment Deal — Think you need to shell out your life savings for that first and last month’s rent? These inspiring stories prove that you don’t have to! Red Eye

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Not only is recycling good for the environment, it can help save you money, and, with the projects posted here, you can find out how to recycle creatively! Using the ideas presented here, you can transform baby food jars, paper bags, orphaned socks, and several other items into crafty masterpieces. Let's all Craft Green. Make sure any items you recycle into crafts are clean and dry - most can be washed in hot soapy water. You should also make sure there are no sharp edges or small parts which may pose a choking hazard for younger kids. Simply make sure you use common sense before you use your imagination.