Best Money Tips: Tour New York (and Other Big Cities) on a $25 Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to tour New York with only $25, sales skills that everyone should develop, and easy Christmas treats that you can make for less than $5.

Top 5 Articles

How To Tour New York on a 25 Dollar Budget — Learn how to spend a day in New York with only $25 in your pocket! The best part is that you can take these lessons to explore other cities. [MintLife]

5 Sales Skills Everyone Should Possess — Sales skills can help you in many situations beyond a sales job. Everyone can benefit from developing the skills to script good introductions, build relationships, and listen attentively. [Due]

Don’t Be a Grinch! Make These 5 Easy Christmas Treats for Less Than $5 Each — Molten caramel snickerdoodles is a fun twist on a classic cookie. [The Penny Hoarder]

7 Kitchen Safety Tips to Consider — The kitchen can be a dangerous place when you’re working over a hot stove and juggling multiple pots and pans, but keeping these safety tips in mind will help you reduce kitchen hazards to a minimum. [The Allstate Blog]

Ways For Introverts to Get Their Energy Back When Other Humans Suck It Out of Them — Take up a single-person exercise like yoga, Pilates, or dance so you can do something good for your body while you recharge. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Other Essential Reading

The Top 7 Money Excuses That Hold You Back From Financial Independence — Being frugal doesn’t mean you have to give up your nice stuff. Just do a little leg work to find the absolute best price for what you want. [My Money Design]

When Does It Make Sense to Put Less Than 20% Down on a House? — The rule of thumb is to come up with a 20% down payment, but there are certain situations where it could make sense to put less down. [Everything Finance]

Seven Tips When Filing a Wildfire Homeowners Insurance Claim — Follow these steps to make sure your claim is dealt with in a timely manner. [The Simple Dollar]

How to Reduce Financial Stress and Anxiety During the Holidays — Join Experian’s #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on ways to reduce financial stress and anxiety during the holiday season. [Experian]

Some states aim to get more foster youth graduating from college — Foster children don’t always have the support system they need for a successful college experience. Some states are hoping to change that. [The Christian Science Monitor]