Best Money Tips: Improve Your 2018 Finances in 5 Quick Steps

Best Money Tips: Improve Your 2018 Finances in 5 Quick Steps

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Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on quick ways to improve your finances in 2018, rules for an affordable New Year’s Eve party, and strategies to keep your resolutions going.

Top 5 Articles

5 Quick Steps to Improve Your Finances in 2018 — Make sure to pay off your holiday bills and credit cards come January to avoid large interest charges. [Kiplinger]

10 Rules for an Affordable New Year’s Eve Party — Save money on booze by making a cheap and easy — but delicious! — Champagne sangria. [Don’t Pay Full]

10 Strategies to Actually Keep Those Resolutions — Give yourself ample time to develop new habits, and don’t beat yourself up over early setbacks. It’s normal for a new habit to take a few months to stick. [Cheapism]

5 Resolutions to Live With Year-Round — Make 2018 your most productive year yet by adopting these easy workplace resolutions. [The Motley Fool]

Strong holiday sales buoy retail store stock prices — Shares of US department stores jumped on Tuesday as shoppers spent over $800 billion during the holiday season. [The Christian Science Monitor]

Other Essential Reading

Why You Should Never, Ever Check Your Luggage on a Plane — Depending on the airline, checking a bag can add another $25-$50 to your travel costs — not to mention the extra time you’re spending in line just to hand over your luggage. [PopSugar Smart Living]

4 Small Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Small Business For 2018 — It’s easy to overlook these small tasks, but they can make all the difference for accomplishing your business goals in 2018. [Due]

10 Smart Ways To Save Money During A Divorce — Divorce can wreck your emotions — and your finances. Follow these tips to save as much as you can during this difficult process. [Save The Bills]

Tired of Hustling? Try Simplifying Your Life Instead — If you want to take a break and slow down, simplifying your life can help you get out of hustle mode without giving up on the extra money. [Everything Finance]

Why Americans are using a lot less water — Due to drought-related restrictions, California and Texas, together, accounted for 78% of the nationwide water use decline. [The Christian Science Monitor] [“Source-wisebread”]