Best Money Tips: Things to Avoid at the Dollar Store

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on items to avoid at the dollar store, travel mistakes to stop making when you hit 30, and bathroom hacks that will simplify your life.

Top 5 Articles

4 Items to Avoid at the Dollar Store — When it comes to household tools, you definitely get what you pay for. Tools from the dollar store are not made to last. [Money Spruce]

9 Travel Mistakes to Stop Making Once You Hit 30 — Don't feel obligated to fill your vacation days with activities. Give yourself a break so you don't feel like you need another vacation when you get home. [PopSugar Smart Living]

13 Bathroom Hacks That Will Simplify Your Life — To clean scum and dirt off your bathtub, give it a good scrub with a…grapefruit?!  [A Mess Free Life]

How to Deal with Financial Envy and Jealousy in Your Life — Don't be too quick to compare your financial situation to others'. Odds are, they had to sacrifice a whole lot to afford that luxury vacation home that they only use once or twice a year. [Money Q&A]

10 Fun Cities Where Rent Is Seriously Cheap (Under $700 per Month!) — Looking to move? Consider one of these cheap cities, where the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is under $700 per month. [Student Loan Hero]

Other Essential Reading

35 Amazing Ways Your Smartphone Can Save You Money (Are You Using #23?) — These apps can help you compare prices, collect coupons, save on gas, and rack on travel savings! [Money Pantry]

3 Signs You’re Suffering From Decision Fatigue (And How to Recover) — Decision fatigue wears down your willpower so that you end up doing nothing — or if you DO do something, it's done impulsively. [Money Mini Blog]

More than 15 ways to handle recurrent clutter — Spruce up your laundry area so that you actually enjoy being there, doing laundry. [Unclutterer]

“No Apps Productivity” – How to Get Things Done Without Using Technology — You don't need technology to stay on top of your tasks and projects. You may find that you're more productive when you get back to the basics. [D. Allison Lee]

Summer jobs for teens wane even as research finds big benefits — Summer work opportunities reduce crime and offer disadvantaged youths the experience and job connections that can help them in later years, but these part-time jobs are becoming scarce. [The Christian Science Monitor]

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