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

By Amy Lu on 2 November 2016 0 comments

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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