Best Money Tips: Ways to Make a Better Budget Today

By Amy Lu on 14 October 2014 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles with helpful tips to make your budget better, the smartest way to repay your student loans, and the only legit reasons to work for free.

Top 5 Articles

17 Ways to Make Your Budget Better – Starting Today — You can learn a lot about your spending habits when you try out a "zero spending day." [ReadyForZero]

What’s the Smartest Way to Repay Your Student Loans? — It depends on your financial situation. If you want to reduce your monthly loan payments, consider consolidating or refinancing your student loans. [Money Under 30]

The Only Five Reasons You Should Ever Work For Free (and One Big Reason Why You Shouldn’t) — One good reason to work for free is if the project will enhance your career skills in some way, like helping you gain new expertise or visibility in a different area. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]

51 Things That You'll Never Regret — For a happier life, remember that you'll never regret traveling somewhere new or saying "I love you" when you mean it. [PopSugar Smart Living]

7 Things That Will Soon Disappear — Your neighborhood mail collection box will soon become a thing of the past as the USPS pulls boxes that don't see enough traffic. [Kiplinger]

Other Essential Reading

Is Now the Time to Buy a House? — Interest rates are at historic lows, so if you're financially prepared to buy a house, this may be the right time to take the jump! [Thousandaire]

How to Use Peer-to-Peer Sites to Borrow Money From Friends and Family After a Layoff — Using a peer-to-peer lending site formalizes the borrowing process so you don't encounter the usual misunderstandings that can occur when you borrow directly from friends and family. [Money Smart Life]

Is Now the Right Time to Transition From Employee to Entrepreneur? — Saying "yes" to everything and creating an abundance of work ensures that you'll have a full portfolio of clients to draw from when you quit your day job. [Careful Cents]

8 Ways to Get and Stay Healthy — Keeping your family healthy isn't only about good nutrition and exercise. Make sure to spend quality time together, too. [Parenting Squad]

Where to Buy Glasses Online for Less — You can find great deals on glasses when you shop online. For example, get your first pair of glasses at Coastal.com for free when you use their coupon code! [CouponPal]

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