The Dime Roll: 17 Steps to Make Your Money Last a Lifetime and More

March 8, 2013

Photo by reubenaingber, via flickr

This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from ways to save on summer camp to how to make your money last a lifetime. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in March by Paul Michael on Wisebread
When it comes to March shopping, you’ll want to avoid spring apparel and gym memberships. Find out what else you’ll want to avoid or stock up on in this article.

6 Ways to Save on Summer Camp by Susan Johnston on USNews Money
Summer might seem like a lifetime away, but if you want to avoid paying an arm and a leg to send your child to camp, it’s best to start the planning process now.

12 Tips for Buying High-Quality, Low-Priced Furniture by Angela Colley on MoneyTalksNews
In the market for furniture? You don’t have to spend a ton to get what you want, but you should pay attention to certain things to ensure that what you buy will last longer than a few months.

Money Management:
17 Steps to Make Your Money Last a Lifetime by Kimberly Palmer on DailyFinance
This comprehensive article offers tips to create a secure financial life at any age. If you aren’t sure about how healthy your finances are, this is a great place to start.

6 Money Rules of Thumb to Live By by Ashley Tate on Credit Sesame
If you can work towards making these financial rules your reality, you’ll be in good shape now and in the future.

Saving Priorities: Retirement vs. Kids’ Education by Luke Landes on Consumerism Commentary
There’s no doubt that the cost of a college education is rising and most of the population is not prepared for retirement. So which saving goal should take precedence?

Food for Thought:
The Best Books on Saving Money by Julia Scott on Mint
If you’re looking for ways to save money, the books on this list offer unique perspectives and tips that can be easily applied to your own life.

Teaching Money Values at a Restaurant by Trent on The Simple Dollar
Teaching kids practical knowledge about money can seem like a daunting task, but there are learning opportunities in everyday activities– such as eating out at a restaurant.

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Smart Shopping: When it Makes Sense to Buy Organic
How to Budget for a Vacation
Buying vs. Leasing a Car: Part III