Best Money Tips: Ways to Be the Early Bird

By Ashley Jacobs on 8 February 2011 0 comments
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup!   Today we found some awesome articles on ways to be the early bird, tips for helping your child with their first car purchase, and how to be a smart consumer.

Top 5 Articles

17 Ways to Be the Early Bird — Want to get a head start on your day? Make sure other people don't steal your time and try not to schedule your appointments back-to-back. [Time Management Ninja]

How to be a Smart Consumer — To be a smart consumer, always be sure to read the fine print and keep your receipts. [Moola Days]

6 Tips for Helping Your Child With That First Car Purchase — When your kids start talking about getting a car (or you buying them a car), be sure to turn that moment into a "teachable moment." [Christian Personal Finance]

Cheap Wedding Gifts - Budget Friendly Ideas — Next time you have a wedding to attend, split the cost of a larger item on the couple's wish list with other attendees. [Not Made Of Money]

7 Tips for Finding the Cheapest Gas — Before you fill up your tank, go online and check prices as various gas stations. Then, go to the gas station with the best prices! [Investopedia via Yahoo Finance]

Other Essential Reading

The 3 Things Pregnant Women Need More Than A Birth Plan — While having a birth plan is important, pregnant women also need to make sure they have a doctor or midwife whose philosophy about birth matches theirs. [Parenting Squad]

Enhancing Productivity By Communicating Effectively — Be more productive by making sure all your comments have directions that can be acted on. [Stepcase Lifehack]

10 Things Furniture Stores Won't Tell You — If you are in the market for new furniture, beware of financing plans. Stores won't tell you this, but sometimes these plans can do damage to your credit score. [SmartMoney]

Frugal Fun: Five Ways to Be Social and Save — Next time you are headed out for a fun night with friends, leave your credit cards at home and only take a set amount of cash. That way, you won't spend more than you can afford. [DivineCaroline]

8 Simple Ways to Get Free Heat from Winter Sun — To take advantage of the sun's heat, be sure your windows are clean. Even a small amount of dust on your windows can prevent the light and heat from the sun from coming into your home. [The Daily Green]

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