Best Money Tips: You're Spending Too Much On These 10 Things

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on things you’re spending too much on, cheap ways to practice self-care, and ways to get the most of your Christmas budget.

Top 5 Articles

10 Things You’re Spending Too Much On — The average U.S. household spends approximately $700 per year on hobbies, pets, and toys. [SheBudgets]

5 Cheap Ways to Practice Self-Care — Journaling is an excellent way to maintain your sense of self. Writing down your thoughts can help you understand your fears, anxieties, or anything else that's bothering you. [Living On Fifty]

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Christmas Budget — [Start preparing your holiday meal a few days in advance so that you won't have to rely on convenience foods at the last minute. [A Debt Free Stress Free Life]

Your used wedding decor could be worth some serious cash — Wedding recycling sites like Ruffled and Wedding Bee Classifieds allow you to list your gently used items for buyers in your area. [The Monitor]

DIY This Lavender Mosquito Repellent That Doubles as a Sleep Mist — Lavender oil is often used in aromatherapy and it's great for repelling mosquitoes! [PopSugar Smart Living]

Other Essential Reading

9 Ways to Help Your Kids Fight Clutter — Teach your kids that with ownership comes responsibility. They need to pick up their things and take good care of them. [Living Well Spending Less]

How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Ripped Off Buying a Car — Do your homework, crunch some numbers, and figure out what you can afford before going to the dealership. [Frugal Village]

4 Things to Consider Before Tackling A DIY Home Makeover — Do you have the right tools for the job? Many home renovation projects require specific equipment that the average homeowner may not have on hand. [The Frugal Toad]

5 Tips for a Sustainable Wedding — When it comes to feeding your guests, stick to local and seasonal produce. [Small Footprint Family]

7 Things to Discuss With Your Kids About the 2016 Election — Several key issues have come up during this election. Now is a good time to talk to your kids about immigration, fiscal responsibility, globalization, and other topics that are important to our country as a whole. [Parenting Squad]

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