The Dime Roll: 6 Lessons from Serious Financial Flubs and More

April 12, 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 negotiate lower monthly payments to the benefits of clearing away distractions. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
10 Ways to Build a Library on the Cheap by Craig Donofrio on MoneyTalksNews
If you aren’t ready to switch to an e-reader, or if you’re a teacher on a budget, you’ll want to check out these tips for building up your library on the cheap.

10 Superfoods That are Super Cheap by Frugal Foodie on Mint
What foods can you buy to contribute to a healthy diet while staying in line with a set budget? This list offers 10 items that are easy to find and can be added to a wide variety of recipes.

How to Negotiate Lower Monthly Payments on Just About Anything by Vincent King on MoneyNing
Lots of articles talk about negotiating the price you pay for things like cable and cell service, but how exactly do you go about doing that? This post breaks it down and offers tips for increasing your chances of getting what you’re asking for.

Money Management:
How to Craft Your Financial Mission Statement by Miranda Marquit on FinancialHighway
If you’ve never stopped to ask yourself what you want your money to do for you, then there’s a good chance you’re not handling it in a way that would help you reach your financial goals. That’s why it’s a good idea to craft a financial mission statement.

6 Personal Lessons from Serious Financial Flubs by Melissa Ezarik on Bankrate
Sometimes the best way to avoid making big financial mistakes is to pay attention to the lessons that others have learned along the way. This list highlights six costly mistakes that you’ll (hopefully) never end up making.

Does Your Spouse Really Need Life Insurance? By Neal Frankle on CashMoneyLife
If your spouse makes little to no money, it could seem like life insurance isn’t necessary – but that might not be true. This post explains why it’s important for even a stay-at-home spouse to have some life insurance coverage and how to calculate how much you need.

Food for Thought:
Clearing Away Distraction by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
When we’re distracted – as most of us are in our day to day lives – we don’t tend to take the time to make decisions that will hold the greatest benefit for us in the long term. So what can we do to remedy this? Take the time to stop, reflect, and recharge.

Quiz: How Financially Literate Are You? by Kiplinger on DailyFinance
Think you are pretty smart when it comes to financial literacy? Take this quiz and see what knowledge you have and what you could still use some work on.

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