The Dime Roll: Bulk Buying for Singles and More

March 22, 2013

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This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from how to determine the size of your emergency fund to reasons to refinance your mortgage. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
7 Inexpensive Powerhouse Foods to Add to Your Diet by Emily Guy Birken on PTMoney
In honor of National Nutrition Month, this article focuses on something that the majority of us struggle with: eating healthy while still sticking to a strict budget.

Saving Money Without Wasting Food: Bulk Buying for Singles by Myscha Theriault on Wisebread
While more people have jumped on the buying in bulk bandwagon, some still only see it as a way for large families to save money. But that doesn't have to be the case.

12 Tips for Stress-Free Meal Planning by Alyssa Chirco on Parenting Squad
Whether you’re a household of ten or one, meal planning can cut down on the cost, time and stress associated with eating at home. These tips can help.

Money Management:
Figuring Out the Size of Your Emergency Fund by Trent on The Simple Dollar
The financial community as a whole agrees that having an emergency fund is an essential part of being financially secure. But how much in that fund depends entirely on your specific situation.

5 Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage by Holly Johnson on Get Rich Slowly
While there isn’t always a benefit to refinancing your mortgage, there are times when it makes financial sense. (We also discussed this topic in Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Refinancing Your Home.)

7 Tax Loopholes for the Working Man and Woman by Aaron on Three Thrifty Guys
Did you know that you can use your tax prep fees as a deduction on your return? Or that you can deduct money contributed to a traditional IRA from your taxable income? Check out other tax loopholes here.

Food for Thought:
Should Payday Loans be Banned? by G.E. Miller on 20Something Finance
With their astronomically high interest rates and ability to send people into a downward debt spiral, should payday loans be banned, or could they be seen as a necessary evil?

Do You Really Need to Be Productive ALL the Time? by Miranda Marquit on CashMoneyLife
Sometimes attempting to do something “useful” all the time can lead to burnout and a blockage of new ideas.

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