Best Money Tips: Avoid These Holiday Spending Mistakes

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on holiday spending mistakes to avoid, ways to give back without derailing your budget, and lifesaving habits of a professional organizer.

Top 5 Articles

7 Holiday Spending Mistakes to Avoid — Being generous is second nature during the holiday season, but trying to buy gifts for everyone is not financially sound. [Everything Finance]

32 Ways to Give Back Without Derailing Your Own Finances — You can donate extra produce from your garden to programs that give out food to the hungry. [The Simple Dollar]

5 Lifesaving Habits of a Real-Life Professional Organizer — This pro organizer keeps a magic eraser in her shower and wipes down the walls right after she shuts the water off to keep it clean and mildew-free. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Sensible Strategies To Split Expenses with Your Partner — Splitting all expenses down the middle can make sense for some couples, but other couples — especially those that earn very different amounts of money — may want to try other methods. [Money Digest]

5 Things We All Need to Hear This Time of Year — The holiday season can come with a lot of baggage. It’s important to remind yourself that you’re not who you used to be, and that’s okay. [Marc & Angel Hack Life]

Other Essential Reading

5 Things You Need to Know When Hiring a Mover — Get to know how movers tend to charge for their services and supplies so you aren’t blindsided by surprise costs. [Sweet Home Times]

11 Online Jobs for College Students (That Pay Above Minimum Wage!) — A college student can make good money as a part-time video editor. Advertise your services on Fiverr, reach out to Youtubers, or look for opportunities on Upwork and Indeed. [Wallet Hacks]

4 Bootstrapping Tips to Manage Money for Your Startup — Applying bootstrapping principles to your startup can help your business grow. [Blunt Money]

Creating Financial Abundance and Peace with Habits of Gratitude and Charity — Join Experian’s #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on how habits of gratitude and charitable can give you a sense of financial abundance and peace. [Experian]

Shopping becomes a hybrid experience, as stores and smartphones intersect — Smartphones can give shoppers more convenience, options, and customization even as they shop in a brick-and-mortar store. [The Christian Science Monitor]