Best Money Tips: Ways You're Being Tricked to Spend More

By Amy Lu on 20 February 2015 1 comment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the ways you're being tricked into spending more, how to decorate on a budget, and the ways your employer can help you save money.

Top 5 Articles

The Science of Shopping: 9 Sneaky Ways You're Being Tricked to Spending More — The priciest items will be at eye level. If you want to save some dough, look up and down for cheaper options. [Ready To Be Rich]

5 Quick Tips for Decorating on a Budget — Revamp the furniture you already have with new hardware, new lamp shades, or a wallpaper lining. [My Dollar Plan]

7 Ways to Save Money Through Your Employer — You may be able to get discounts on travel and entertainment through your employer. [Three Thrifty Guys]

5 Money Saving Apps for the Shopaholic — Shopkick shows you the latest deals at popular retail stores, and you can earn points to turn into gift cards… without even buying anything! [The Phroogal Blog]

Simple Self-Love: The Top 10 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself Starting Today — If you're having a mediocre day, take one small step towards something positive. Set up a coffee date with a friend, try a new hobby, or research a trip you want to take. [The Positivity Blog]

Other Essential Reading

4 Rules for Answering the Weakness Question — When asked about your weaknesses, be honest — but not TOO honest. Avoid weaknesses that will hurt your chances of getting the job. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Healthy Breakfast Ideas Anyone Can Make — Breakfast burritos are easy to make ahead of time for a quick breakfast or an on-the-go snack. [Bargain Briana]

7 Things That Might Be Killing Your Relationship — The desire to control another person, especially a partner, is rooted in fear and insecurity. [Lifehack]

Chinese New Year Activities — It's never a bad thing to learn about other cultures and traditions. Chinese New Year is already under way, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate! [Parenting Squad]

4 Realistic Ways to Save Half Your Income — If you don't already have multiple income sources, create one (or two!) and send that money directly into savings. [Everybody Loves Your Money]

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Excellent round up as always ... and I hate it when businesses try to manipulate customers instead of actually adding value!