The Dime Roll: 14 Weirdest Tax Write-Offs and More

March 15, 2013

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This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from ways to save on gardening to how to kick your bad money habits. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
17 Things Car Salesmen Don’t Want You to Know by Paul Michael on Wisebread
Most people find car buying extremely frustrating, and have no clue as to how they can get the best deal. If you’re in the market for a vehicle, you won’t want to set foot onto a lot until you look over this list.

Tips on How to Freeze Food for Maximized Savings by Frugal Foodie on Mint
Wasting food (especially produce) can place an unnecessary strain on any budget – luckily many food items can be frozen and used for a variety of purposes at a later date.

10 Ways to Save Money Planting a Garden by Danielle Warchol on SavingAdvice
With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about gardening. Follow these tips to cut down on gardening costs while still reaching the end goal.

Money Management:
How to Not Get Hustled by Your Student Loans by Melissa Schraiber on FatWallet
No one wants to deal with the added pressure of oppressive student loan debt for the rest of their life. If you want to get in control and be on your way to living debt-free, these tips will help.

Want Better Investing Success? Understand Yourself by Miranda Marquit on MoneyNing
Before you get wrapped up in an investment strategy that doesn’t work for you, it’s best to understand your risk tolerance and have a clear-cut plan in place.

How to Kick Your Bad Money Habits by Colleen Oakley on MSN Money
Why is it so hard to curb a negative habit or start a positive one? This thought-provoking article will help you to determine your cues and rewards for everything you do or establish them for things you don’t do.

Food for Thought:
Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Cutting Back on Spending, Survey Finds by Martinne Geller and Lisa Baertlein on Huffington Post
While jobless rates are down and most would say the economy is improving, a recent study found that more Americans are spending less in order to combat rising gas prices and get out of debt.

The 14 Weirdest Tax Write Offs by KC Beavers on Generation X Finance
There are plenty of people that try fudging their finances to fool the IRS, but not many are as creative as those mentioned in this article. If you need a good laugh, take a peek.

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