Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you what you need to fight back against insect bites, some cool ways to date your closet, and the skinny on those zero-percent interest loans.

Top 5 Articles

Over 40 Insect Bite Relief Tips — Move over mosquitoes! It’s spider season! If the bugs are bugging you, check out these suggestions for easing the pain and itch of a bad bite. TipNut

Should Each Partner Have a Little “My” Money? — This breakdown of how couples can benefit from a spending allowance is very insightful! Do you agree? Frugal Dad

How to Make Soft Pretzels — These delicious snacks are a cinch to prepare! Just follow the fool-proof recipe with included photo directions. Chow

Date Your Closet with These Rules — Buying stuff you don’t wear? Shouldn’t wear? Not sure how to use what you have? Kick off a new look with your existing duds via this savvy solution-based post! Shoestring Magazine

Why a 0% Loan Isn’t Always the Best Choice — Think that sweet interest rate is all it takes to make that pay off? Get the facts before you open a new account. The Simple Dollar

Other Essential Reading

“You Just Need to Get Started” Is Bad Advice — I get this all the time, but why doesn’t it motivate me the way it should? And is it all you need to really get the ball rolling? Find out Ramit’s take on this common advice blunder. I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Retailers’ “Secret Sales” and other Saving Strategies — Check out this weekend’s interview with Money Matters’ Marc Pearlman, as I discuss saving money at your favorite retailers, getting more for car repairs, and more! Money Matters Interview

These Money Making Ideas are Going to the Dogs — There’s a theme among the top ways to earn money on the side, as mentioned in a recent Smart Spending article: many of them involve canine services. If you’re an animal lover, this might be your chance to make a few extra bones! Smart Spending via Free Money Finance

Financial Management for Newlyweds — This is a super checklist of questions to ask and issues to discuss before (or soon after) you marry. If you’ve mastered the primer, head on over to part two! My Dollar Plan

If You Can’t Live on $40,000 a Year, It’s Your Fault — This is a hard stance on the issue of “how much do you need to live?” question that plagues us as a society. Do you think it’s possible to live well on 40 grand? Len Penzo

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