The best articles on how to save on money for the week of 3/21/14
I read dozens of websites and blogs on how to save money so you don’t have to. Here are my favorites this week:
10 uses for shredded paper– Kathie from livingonthecheap.com has some tips for recycling shredded paper instead of just throwing it away. Finding a useful purpose for something you were going to do anyway is a great way to save money. Anybody who occasionally sells used items on Amazon or Ebay will appreciate the tip on using it as packing material. A business I worked at years ago would donate shredded paper to the local animal shelter.
Tips to Find Unclaimed Money – Unclaimed.org -Seen on Fox News Lori from morewithlesstoday.com explains how to search for companies that might owe you money you don’t know about. This happened to me once years ago. After college I took a temporary job at a large business while I looked for a real job. Once I found my real job I turned in my two weeks notice and moved out of town pretty much immediately.
Apparently I was a little confused about the pay period because I had moved away when the company owed me wages for my last day or two of work. It wasn’t until many years later that I received a check for a little over $100 after they tracked me down. If I had known the tricks from this article I could have had my money years earlier.
Rewards Gone Wrong: Recovering from Financial Mishaps Regular readers know I talk about the virtues of credit every chance I get, but Holy from clubthrifty.com has a whole new reason to pay by credit report. It sounds like her vacation went horribly wrong, but at least the free travel insurance on her credit card meant it didn’t cost her a fortune.
8 Ways to Save on Air Travel Finally, squirrelers.com has a some tips on how to fly on the cheap. My favorite top here is to pack light and take a carry on bag instead of checking your luggage. That is an idea I will be expanding on in an upcoming article.