The Dime Roll: Stop Wasting Data, Credit Card Rules, Creepy Websites, and More

January 13, 2017

Uh oh, it’s a Friday the 13th edition of The Dime Roll (not that we’re superstitious or anything). At any rate, you’re in luck (sorry, we couldn’t resist) because we have some great articles this week. First up, we put together some helpful tips for making 2017 the year you actually start saving. Then we give all you gym rats who are sick of new people showing up in January some respite from the crowds. (This could also be helpful for newbies who are wary of said gym rats.) Plus, as always, we’ve got some awesome links to personal finance experts and news from across the web (including a super creeptastic website that has probably already published your personal info—and how you can opt out).

This week on The Dime:

Saving for a Rainy Day (or Really Any Day)

Okay January New Year’s Resolutioners… Settle Down

Other great resources from around the web:

Money Saving Tips:

15 Ways to Prevent Your Smartphone From Wasting Data by Andrea Cannon via Wise Bread

My Foolproof Method To Stop Impulse Spending via Frugalwoods

Managing Your Money:

Finding the Line Between Frugality and Deprivation by Trent Hamm via The Simple Dollar

Things To Consider Before Applying For A Credit Card via Money Under 30

In the News:

Why it takes years to save for a down payment via CNN Money

It’s Creepy, But Not Illegal, For This Website To Provide All Your Public Info To Anyone via Consumerist