Best Money Tips: Things You Shouldn't Buy Until After Christmas


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things you shouldn't buy until after Christmas, ways to avoid overeating during the holidays, and things you need to stop doing when you work.

Top 5 Articles

10 Things You Shouldn't Buy Until After Christmas — Wait until January to buy high-end TVs; you'll see discounts ranging from 5-10 percent more than the best offers in November and December. [SmartAsset]

Fighting Holiday Food Temptation? Try These 13 Tips — One way to avoid overeating is to get everything you want to eat onto your plate. Once it's gone, that's it — no seconds. [Gretchin Rubin]

3 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Yourself When You Work — If unfinished work is dragging you down, make a deal with yourself to work on it for 2 minutes. At the end of the two minutes, you may find that you actually want to continue — and that will get you to the finish line. [The Positivity Blog]

7 Rituals You Should Steal From Extremely Creative People — Use your downtime for daydreaming to help incubate ideas and solutions to complex problems. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]

Put a Sock in It! 23 Smart Ways to Upcycle Your Spare Socks — Turn your old socks into reusable Swiffer pads! [PopSugar Smart Living]

Other Essential Reading

The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015 — If you turn your goals into habits, you won't need to rely on discipline to carry you through — it'll be automatic. [Dumb Little Man]

5 Unusual Ways to Save Money — Stop using paper towels. Use hand towels instead — or even better, cut up old T-shirts. [Everybody Loves Your Money]

5 Crucial Lessons I Learned by Starting My Own Business — Make sure you have an established client base before you dive in. You can test the waters by treating your business like a side hustle at first. [Good Financial Cents]

4 Steps to a Meaningful Career While Raising a Family — The first step is to know what is most important to you, and then commit to it. [Pick The Brain]

How to Host a Gingerbread House Throw Down — Have your materials ready to go: a can of white icing for each team, butter knives for spreading, and any other decorating materials you need to challenge your guests. [Parenting Squad]

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