The Dime Roll: Sticking to a Habit and More

April 26, 2013

 This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from how stores get you to spend more money to tips for establishing a habit. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
How to Save Money on Your Vacations This Summer by Hank Coleman on MoneyQ&A
If you’re trying to stay within a travel budget, it’s important to employ certain strategies to book your trip and be discerning of purchases you make while at your destination. This post contains some great tips to help with both.

How Stores Manipulate Your Senses So You Spend More Money by Thorin Klosowski on Lifehacker
Did you know that stores use the color red to imply sales or items that are reasonably priced? Or that you are more likely to buy something after touching it? Knowing how stores employ these tricks will keep more money in your wallet.

Your Guide to Making the Most of Your Store Saver Cards by Shannen Bayless on FatWallet
Free store saver cards are great if you want an easy way to cut costs. But what’s the best way to use each one so you can make the most of the discounts? This post breaks it down.

Money Management:
How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Money by Ismat Sarah Mangla on CNNMoney
Having a discussion with your parents about money can be extremely challenging when they feel as if they are being judged or told they are incompetent to handle what they once did. These tips can help avoid those common feelings.

Think you have three credit scores? You may have 50 or more by Bob Sullivan on Red Tape Chronicles
One credit score can be a tricky thing to understand and control. But did you know that you may have as many as 50 different scores that could impact your ability to borrow money?

The True Impact of 529 Plans on Attendance, Affordability, and Financial Aid by Phillip Taylor on PTMoney
Handling the overwhelming cost of college is stressful at best. This post delves into 529 plans, their impact on the total cost, and why some people are choosing to not fully fund their child’s education.

Food for Thought:
Sticking to a Habit: The Definitive Guide by Leo Babauta on Zenhabits
Trying to establish a new habit? Whether it’s starting an exercise routine or saving more money, sticking to something new can be tough -- but these tips make even the hardest tasks seem manageable.

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