Best Money Tips: Things to Say Yes to for a Happy Life

By Amy Lu on 22 January 2015 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things to say yes to for a happy life, foods you should make instead of buy, and money mistakes to avoid if you want to be rich.

Top 5 Articles

10 Things to Start Saying Yes to This Year for a Happy Life — Say yes to making someone else happy. You can offer practical help, or just listen when they need an ear. [The Positivity Blog]

10 Food Items You Should Stop Buying (and Make Instead!) — Why buy pure vanilla extract at $3 per ounce when you can make your own just by steeping vanilla beans in vodka? [PopSugar Smart Living]

Top Money Mistakes to Avoid If You Want to Be Rich — Saving money is important, but if you want to be rich, focus your energy on finding ways to earn more. [Quizzle Wire]

10 Extreme Frugality Tips — Only buy things secondhand. If you can find it for free on the curb or on Craigslist, even better! [Everybody Loves Your Money]

In case you missed it: 5 Ways Social Media Saved Someone's Life — When Michele Freeman posted a picture of her toddler on Facebook, one friend noticed that there was something odd about little Grace's eyes. [Wise Bread]

Other Essential Reading

7 Ways to Improve the Resale Value of a Home — Highlight the best parts of your home by placing different kinds of lighting at strategic locations. [Financially Poor]

Top 5 Best (Free) Spreadsheets for Paying Off Debt — If you need help mapping out what you owe, try using a free debt spreadsheet from Vertex, Squawkfox, or others! [ReadyForZero]

7 Ways to Harness the Power of Habit — There are three parts to a habit loop: the cue, routine, and reward. If you want to change a habit, focus on the routine. [Dough Roller]

9 Uses for Egg Cartons — Use egg cartons to organize all the loose nuts, bolts, and screws in your toolbox. [Moms Need to Know]

10 First Aid Skills Every Parent Should Learn — Insect bites and stings can be treated with a cold compress. Don't use first aid creams or ointments if the skin is broken — just rinse with soap and water. [Parenting Squad]

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