The Dime Roll: 7 Brilliant Uses for Beer and More

February 8, 2013

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This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from unique uses for beer to furniture buying tips. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:

How to Grab the Lowest Airfare by Jennifer Waters on MSNMoney
With spring break just around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about how to save money on vacation planning. Tips on how to get the lowest airfare might be all over the internet, but this article contains ideas I’ve never seen before.

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Under $15 by Morgan Quinn on MintLife Blog
Despite what we see from Valentine’s Day advertising, you can buy a gift for under $50. In fact, this list offers up gifts for under $15 – and they are far more creative than the regular chocolate and rose thing.

Furniture Buying Tips by Jennifer Litwin on TheDollarStretcher
Since February is considered to be a great month to buy furniture (especially around President’s Day), this is the perfect time to read up on how to save on your furniture purchase and make sure it’s protected should anything break or suffer damage.

Money Management:

How to Trick Yourself Into Better Credit Card Behavior by Emily Guy Birken on Wisebread
If you just can’t seem to curb the urge to charge your card, you may want to try pre-committing to better credit card behavior to guide your mind and actions in that direction. Find out what pre-commitment mechanisms are and why they work.

5 Things to Remember When Your Finances Are Falling Apart by Geoff Williams on USNews Money
What do you do when your finances are a disaster and your “rainy day fund” has run out? Find out what your priorities should be during this rough patch and how to get through to the other side.

Why Getting a Large Tax Refund is Bad by Glen Craig on FreeFromBroke
For those who look forward to tax time, it’s for one specific reason: tax refunds can sometimes feel like free cash. But not so fast. If you are bringing in a large tax refund every year, that’s not necessarily a good thing. Find out why.

Food for Thought: 

Use Your Smart Phone for Better Health by AJ Pettersen on MoneyNing
Are you looking to lose weight or get in shape? If you need recipe ideas, a way to track your calories or count your miles, there’s an app for that. Check out these tips for managing your health from your smartphone.

7 Brilliant Uses for Beer by Emily on Savvy Sugar
Obviously Coloradans are known for drinking their fair share of beer, but did you know that it can also be used to clean gold jewelry or brighten wood furniture? Find out what other unique uses there are for this popular beverage.