Best Money Tips: How to Take Better Family Photos

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to earn extra money before the holidays, simple tips for taking better family photos, and the hidden costs of car ownership.

Top 5 Articles

10 Simple Tips for Taking Better Family Photos — Don’t make everyone wear matching outfits — it won’t showcase each person’s unique personality or best features. Instead, coordinate colors. [Cheapism]

The Hidden Costs of Car Ownership that Can Bite You — Maintaining and replacing tires can get expensive and there’s really no way to get around these expenses if you want a safe vehicle. [Money Q&A]

40 Cheap and Easy Ugly Christmas Sweater DIYs — Why spend your hard-earned cash on an ugly sweater when you can make one yourself? [PopSugar Smart Living]

How To Enjoy Traveling Solo — Being in an unfamiliar place by yourself can be daunting, but there are significant benefits to traveling alone. Follow these tips to get the most out of your next solo adventure.  [Dumb Little Man]

8 Ways to Earn Extra Money Right Before the Holidays — If you enjoy decorating, you can help people deck out their homes and get paid for it. Advertise your services on Facebook or leave flyers in the nicer neighborhoods in your area. [Wallet Hacks]

Other Essential Reading

10 Fantasies to Let Go of Before the New Year — Your fantasies about how your life should be can cause you to stress out, procrastinate, get angry with others, and miss out on the good things around you. [Marc & Angel Hack Life]

7 Reasons You Wake Up Exhausted And How To Fix It: An Eye-Opening Guide For Remote Workers — It can be tempting to work from the comfort of your bed, but this can actually destroy your sleep cycle. [LifeDev]

Here’s How Tech Can Be a Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle — From tracking your nutrition to tracking your kids, technology can do a lot for your health and well-being. [Nature Moms Blog]

A Guide to Finding Calm & Being Less Frustrated — Creating a new pattern for how you respond to frustrating situations can help you find peace and calm. [zen habits]

Can a machine be creative? — Computers that can process information much faster than humans are able to come up with new combinations of data in a fraction of the time. This approach to creativity has produced surprisingly human results. [The Christian Science Monitor]