The Dime Roll: 10 Products to Always Buy Generic and More

April 19, 2013

Photo by AMagill, via flickr

This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from how your auto insurance company decides on rates, to how to save money at baseball games. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
8 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last Longer by Aaron on 3ThriftyGuys
There’s nothing like spending a small fortune on groceries to see everything slowly go bad after a week. These unique tips will help you preserve the food you’ve bought without sacrificing taste.

How to Save Money at Baseball Games by Jim Wang on Bargaineering
Nothing says spring quite like sitting at a baseball game with a hotdog in hand. But if you’d like to enjoy the tradition with the cost, these money saving ideas will help.

10 Products to Always Buy Generic by Aaron Crowe on DailyFinance
Some products have the same level of quality whether they are backed by a big brand name or not. Here is a list of things that you should just always buy generic.

Money Management:
Is Being Debt-Free Always a Good Thing? by Credit.com on Mint
Are credit scores automatically lower for those who choose to live a debt-free, no credit card kind of lifestyle? It may seem that way, but that’s not necessarily true.

403(b) vs. 401(k): What’s the Difference? by Miranda Marquit on Moolanomy
There are so many different retirement plans out there, sometimes it’s hard to keep track. This informative post delves into the difference between two plans: one reserved for government and non-profit workers and another open mostly to those in the private sector.

Peek Beneath Your Car Insurance Rates by Chris Kissell on Bankrate
Car insurance rates might seem arbitrary at best, but there are certain thought processes that go into deciding what you’ll be charged. This post looks at how insurance companies operate and why you may be paying what you are.

Food for Thought:
Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It. by Chana Joffe-Walt on PlanetMoney
If you believe that you filed your taxes correctly this year, tax experts would probably say otherwise. There is a little-known tax called a “use tax” that the majority of Americans should be paying, but most aren’t.

What Does Financial Security Mean to You? by Christine on This That and The MBA
A lot of people speak often of their desire to be financially secure. But what does that really mean to you?

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