Best Money Tips: Ways to Protect the Data on Your Smartphone

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to prevent smartphone data breaches, how to save money at Lowe’s, and things that are worth paying top dollar for.

Top 5 Articles

8 Ways to Prevent Smartphone Data Breaches — Turn off GPS, Bluetooth and wireless features when you're not using them. Leaving them on can make it easier for thieves to pair their Bluetooth device with yours and hack personal information or even track you. [Kiplinger]

How to Shop at Lowe’s Like a Money Saving Pro — Lowe's has a one-year plant guarantee where they will replace dead trees, shrubs, and perennials that don't survive a year after purchase. All you need to bring in is the dead plant and the receipt. [More With Less Today]

9 Things to Pay Top Dollar For — A high-quality chef's knife will last decades and is definitely worth the investment. [The Art of Manliness]

10 Things Introverts Should Start Doing Today to Live a Happier Life — Introverts only have so much energy for socializing. It's okay to turn down invitations to events that promise little meaningful interaction. [Pick The Brain]

5 Lunch Packing Tips for a Streamlined Morning — Get the right containers and supplies for the job. You'll want different sizes, shapes, and types for different foods, but they should all be food-safe, reusable, stain-proof, spill-proof, hand and/or dishwasher safe, and unbreakable. [The Order Expert]

Other Essential Reading

Lightning injuries dwindle with more time spent indoors, safety education — These days, most people know what to do when there's a chance of lightning — go inside. [The Christian Science Monitor]

The 12 Best US Cities to Visit If You Love Music — These cities have long histories with music and the arts, and they're home to unique venues, museums, and attractions dedicated to music. [PopSugar Smart Living]

10 Ways to Put Your Pension to Work — Pensions are hard to come by these days. If you're one of the lucky ones who has retired with a pension, it's important to make sure yours is working for you. [SheBudgets]

Saving Money with a Composter — Using compost as a fertilizer helps your plants retain water, allowing you to save money on water. [Everybody Loves Your Money]

7 Best Baby Registries (Checklist & Tips for Getting More Free Baby Stuff) — Before you decide on where to create your baby registry, you need to figure what you actually need. Your registry should include big-ticket as well as everyday items. [Money Pantry]

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