Best Money Tips: Serve Christmas Dinner on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on budget-friendly Christmas dinner entrees, packing hacks every traveler should know, and ways to keep your home safe this holiday season.

Top 5 Articles

Dazzle Your Guests: 20 Budget-Friendly Christmas Dinner Entrees — Italian seafood stew is made with loads of shellfish, which are full of flavor and low in cost. It tastes even better when you make it ahead of time and let it sit overnight! [Cheapism]

34 Packing Hacks Every Traveler Should Know — Choose weather-neutral clothes that you can layer up (or down) in case temperatures change unexpectedly. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Your Home Could Be at Risk This Holiday Season: Here’s How to Keep it Safe — Take these steps to guard against burglaries, home fires, car troubles, and more. [The Penny Hoarder]

17 Tips for End of Year Tax Planning — Stay on top of your tax planning by making these money moves before the end of the year. [My Dollar Plan]

The 7 Side Effects of Overtraining Syndrome — Someone who exercises too much risks developing Multiple Sclerosis or Leaky Gut Syndrome. [Dumb Little Man]

Other Essential Reading

16 People You Should Tip for the Holidays — The holidays is a great time to show your appreciation for people who make your life easier throughout the year. [Kiplinger]

Alone This Christmas? Here’s 8 Ways To Rock It Solo — You can enjoy Christmas even if you’re celebrating alone. Look for a public event in your town (there’s always something going on!) or just indulge in watching your favorite TV shows or movies. [Change Your Thoughts]

5 Frugal Christmas Decorating Hacks you Need to Know — Head to the dollar store for décor. You can buy a plain glass vase and fill it with ornaments, cranberries, or other Christmas-y things. The best part is, you can change out the items depending on the season and use the vase all year. [SheBudgets]

Five Morning Money Habits to Help You Become Wealthy — Set aside some time in the morning to work on setting — and accomplishing — your money goals. A little progress each day makes a huge difference! [Wallet Hacks]

How to Help Your Spouse Start Investing — Your spouse may not know a lot about personal finance, but it’s important to involve them in the budgeting and savings processes so they know it’s a team effort. [Money Q&A]