Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Use a Dollar

By Amy Lu on 19 September 2017 0 comments

Welcome to Kinhxaydung's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on smart ways to use a dollar, simple ways to make light in a blackout, and how to correct common billing errors.

Top 5 Articles

— Swing by the clearance section at craft stores, dollar stores, or even general retailers like Target and Walmart for supplies under a dollar. [The Penny Hoarder]

— Believe it or not, you can turn ordinary household items like crayons, water jugs, or even canned sardines into precious sources of light. [PopSugar Smart Living]

— Always save the current bill until the next one arrives to make it easier to compare charges and usage from one billing cycle to the next. [A Mess Free Life]

— A shared budgeting app makes money management more transparent, allow both partners to check their expenses, savings, and goals everything step of the way. [Cheapism]

— Refresh old furniture with a new coat of paint. It's a cheap and easy way to create an accent piece. [Shopping Kim]

Other Essential Reading

— Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on how to plan your estate. [Experian]

— Replace armchairs with a two- or three-seater sofa or futon to maximize space. [OnMoneyMaking]

— About a third of cocoa is grown illegally in protected areas, but we can help reduce deforestation by buying fair-trade chocolate. [The Christian Science Monitor]

— You won't get the best return with a savings account at your local bank or credit union, but it's an easy way to start investing, and it's a great way to start kids on the path to financial responsibility. [Your Smart Money Moves]

— If you're organizing a field trip for a group of kids, come up with a comprehensive list of things that the parents will need to supply and give them plenty of notice. [Dealicious Mom]

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