The Dime Roll: Parents Not Providing the Best Saving Examples and More

April 5, 2013

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This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from inexpensive e-books to a look at the retirement strategy of a long-time finance expert at Money Magazine. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
Bibliophile Rejoice: BookBub Helps Readers Find the Best e-Book Deals by Bruce Watson on DailyFinance
If you’ve joined the e-reader revolution, chances are you’d love to find a cheaper way to fill your virtual bookshelves. Enter BookBub – the daily deals site that highlights deeply discounted books for all types of e-readers.

How to Decorate Your Patio Inexpensively by Samaiyah Islam on DollarStretcher
Now that the sun is making a more regular appearance, it’s the perfect time to start sprucing up your patio. This post offers creative ways to decorate your space without spending a bucket load.

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in April by Paul Michael on WiseBread
Did you know that the Japanese fiscal year ends on March 31st, making April a great time to find deals on electronics? Find out what else you should buy or avoid buying by checking out this list.

Money Management:
Refrigerator Guide to Money in Your 20s by David E. Weliver on MoneyUnder30
Taking charge of your finances when  you’re in your 20s – fresh out of college and trying to find footing in your career – can be a challenging task. This checklist from MoneyUnder30 breaks it down simply and in layman’s terms.

Saving for College When Time is On Your Side by Holly Johnson on GetRichSlowly
Most of what you read or hear about college is how crushing the costs can be. But what if you were able to start early and be fully prepared when your kids finally leave for school? It’s possible if you follow a few simple steps.

5 Times You Should Never, Ever Wire Money by Christopher Elliott on Mint
You might not consider yourself to be a gullible person, but intelligent, well-meaning people lose thousands on these money wiring scams all the time. Find out what you should look out for if someone asks you for money.

Food for Thought:
Parents Not Providing the Best Saving Examples on PLANSPONSOR
The new “Parents, Kids & Money Survey” highlights some pretty interesting (and slightly depressing) statistics about the financial health of parents and what they’re passing on to their children. Better yet, it’s just in time for Financial Literacy Month.

Our Expert (Finally) Reveals His Personal Retirement Strategy by Walter Updegrave on CNN Money
After writing over 1,000 Ask the Expert columns for Money Magazine, Walter Updegrave is retiring and sharing how he managed to do so by offering a little peak into his retirement saving strategy.

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