Best Money Tips: Things That Cause Your Bills to Skyrocket

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things that cause your bills to skyrocket, how to measure and track wealth, and saying no when friends or family ask for money.

Top 5 Articles

13 Things That Are Causing Your Bills to Skyrocket — Not checking your bills for mistakes or leaving your electronics plugged in can cause your bills to skyrocket. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Money 101: How to Measure and Track Wealth — Tracking your net worth is an important factor in becoming wealthy. [Free Money Finance]

Money Manners: How to Say No (Nicely) When Friends and Family Ask for Money — If you don't know the middle name of the person who is asking you for money, you probably shouldn't loan money to them. [Money Under 30]

Libraries: Good for frugality, great for community — Did you know that many libraries offer ebooks now? [Get Rich Slowly]

How to contribute to school fundraisers without breaking the bank — Before you contribute to school fundraisers, establish how much you can afford to spend. [Five Cent Nickel]

Other Essential Reading

Emergency Funds 101 — It is a good idea to have an emergency fund that will last you at least a few months. [Wealthy Turtle]

Home From The Hospital: Practical Tips For C-Section Recovery — When recovering from a c-section, take it easy and read your recovery papers. [Parenting Squad]

How to Save Money on Lawn Care (Fall Aerating) — To save money on aerating your lawn, rent an aerator with some of your neighbors and split the cost. [Three Thrifty Guys]

Yep, Time Really IS Money — In certain situations, your time has a dollar value on it, meaning your time is money! [Dollarversity]

How much it costs to retire comfortably in Thailand — Did you know you can retire in Thailand for about $1,300 a month? [Retire By 40]

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