Hello again, money-savers! Another wee flew by and many good reads showed up making it difficult for us to make a list of our favorite 10 posts but here we are. There are many changes about to happen with the new season being just around the corner, so all of these 10 following articles are crucial. Read them and let us know what you think!
THE 3 BEST JOBS FOR EXPATS AND TRAVELERS – WISEBREAD
If you happen to be in a country for more than a few weeks, you’ll probably need to start making some money at some point. This being said, there are 3 jobs that expats and travelers can do. This way, living in a different country can actually be possible. WiseBread came up with a brilliant idea for those who want to experience different cultures without breaking the bank. We’ll give you a hint: none of them is a boring 9-to-5 job, so you may want to check out this article!
10 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON LAUNDRY – CHEAPISM
This article could not have come any sooner! And here’s why: fall is almost here, and so is mud, like it or not. But this time you won’t have to wash nice flowy clothes like you did during the summer. Now it’s time for jeans, sweaters, cozy socks and heavy coats. So how about we try saving some money on laundry? Cheapism has 10 pretty interesting tips and tricks for you, starting with measuring your detergent and ending with using free samples. But there are many more ideas worth checking out, so go read the article!
7 SKILLS YOUR CHILD SHOULD KNOW BEFORE KINDERGARTEN – PARENTING SQUAD
We know that leaving the comfort of their home for kindergarten is tough on kids, but also on parents. In order to avoid a very traumatic transition, there are 7 skills you should teach your little one before attending kindergarten, and Parenting Squad knows all about them. For example, you can start by teaching your kids social skills – how to relate to other people, how to be compassionate and kind, how to engage in conversations and so on. You could actually practice mock-talks at home if that makes you feel any better. The point is, if you don’t want the kindergarten to call you back five minutes after you’ve dropped your kids, you may want to give this article a go. We did!
4 WAYS TO CUT CLOTHING COSTS – MONEY NING
This one is going to be a tough subject if fashion is one of your hobbies, but keep reading. Fashion is not about having a lot, but about having items that are easily combined. Mixing and matching could save you so much money! You don’t have to buy a new outfit every week to impress your friends, as long as you make use of any hand-me-down you get, you DIY here and there and you’re not afraid to check out the thrift stores. But you’ll have to read the entre article for all these tips, so don’t miss it!
5 CREATIVE WAYS TO USE WRAPPING PAPER – POPSUGAR SMART LIVING
Whoever named this ingenious item “wrapping paper” clearly wasn’t very creative, because there are so many things you can do with it! And PopSugar has 5 ideas we absolutely adore! But we can’t just tell you all about it, you’ll have to go read for yourself! However, we will give you a hint: one of them is perfect for this season, and the rest of them will make your life way more fun. Now go read the entire article!
5 BEST CREDIT CARDS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING – WISEBREAD
Not everybody can afford to pay cash for their back-to-school supplies, which is why this article is a true life-saver. First of all, for those of you with many kids about to start school, getting a new credit card could actually be a great thing to do and Wisebread does have a point, so go read their article and really think about your family budget. Plus, your kids are going to be in school for a while, so don’t think that a card it’s not necessary. If you’re seriously considering getting a card just for this occasion, this article is for you: here are 5 credit cards that were designed for this need. Which one would you go with?
HOW TO PAY OFF DEBT ON A LOW INCOME – LISTEN MONEY MATTERS
Paying off your debt when your income is not the greatest in the world is no easy task, that’s for sure. But fortunately, Listen Money Matters has a few ideas for you. We could resume their article by saying that paying off debt is possible on any income as long as you are willing to change a few things: be more organized, creative, do your research and learn how to DIY in order to supply the lack of items. It may sound like a lot of work growing your own vegetables and always keeping tabs on your spending, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll love it. Read this article and write down the key tips and tricks. You’ll thank yourself one day!
40 THINGS TO SELL RIGHT NOW TO MAKE MONEY – SARAH TITUS
Believe it or not, there are 40 items in your home that you can sell right now to make money starting with your old things clothes that you no longer wear and ending with things that you can create yourself (jams, soups, pastry, accessories, etc.). The point of this article is: if you really want to make money, you can. You just need to bring your imagination, determination and muscle with you and start making something, whether it is sorting through old things or baking pies. Go and read Sarah’s article for more instructions and remember: it’s never too soon to start making some money!
HOW MANY CREDIT REPORTS AND SCORES WILL MY LENDER PULL? – CREDIT SESAME
If you’re applying to re-finance your mortgage, this article is for you. Credit Sesame wrote it after one of their readers sent them an email complaining about his situation. If things aren’t looking any better for you, a finance expert has a very ideas and explanations for you. Why is it important to re-finance your mortgage? Well, you can ask the bank to lower your monthly pay for being a good customer. This will help you focus on other expenses. For more info on this matter, read the entre article!
FIVE FREE WAYS TO LEGALLY DOWNLOAD YOUR FAVORITE SONG – SHE BUDGETS
Yes there is a way to download your favorite music without paying a dime and dong this legally. Apparently there are many websites that offer free music or a free demo so you may want to look into that. If you have internet access on your phone you can use to listen to music on YouTube. But all the other tricks are up She Budgets’ sleeves, so go read their entire story.
This week was filled with so many good money-saving ideas, it was hard to cut everything down to 10 good reads! What do you usually read this time of the year and how do you save your pennies before September comes?