The Dime Roll: 5 Budget Travel Tips You Haven’t Heard Before and More

May 24, 2013

This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from unique travel tips to a look at the best credit scores for buying a house. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
5 Budget Travel Tips You Haven’t Heard Before by Susan Johnston on US News Money
If you’re willing to think outside the box when it comes to booking travel (think traveling to places where there has been natural disasters or political issues), then you can benefit from huge savings. Check out the other unique tips this article has to offer.

The Definitive Guide to Promo Codes, Coupons and Deals by Angela Colley on Money Talks News
If you ever wanted an easy to refer to list highlighting all the ways you could save on your next purchase, it’s all right here – everything from coupon sites to twitter feeds that offer deals and saving tips.

Keep Summer Exciting for the Kids – Without Expensive Camps and Vacations by Vincent King on MoneyNing
Summer camps are usually quite pricey and generally don’t last as long as you’d like them to. This post suggests starting your own summer camp with a few creative ideas and inexpensive supplies. The structure and price will make you happy while the kids will be boredom-free – win-win, right?

Money Management:
Does Having Multiple Bank Accounts Encourage Overspending? by Matthew Amster-Burton on Mint
This post touches on a fascinating study that concluded that people with multiple bank accounts tend to spend more and save less than those with a limited amount. If you are spreading your money among several accounts, it’s worth looking in to.

3 Things Generation Y Needs to Consider About Retirement by Annie Cromwell on America Saves
Retirement might seem like a lifetime away, but compound interest alone suggests that Generation Y should jump on the planning bandwagon as soon as possible. This article highlights a few key things to know that could spark some inspiration.

What is a Good Credit Score for Buying a House? by Catey Hill on Ready For Zero
Thinking about buying a house? Is your credit up to the task? Find out what shape your credit needs to be in in order to get the best rates possible and save yourself a considerable amount over the life of the loan.

Food For Thought:
Here’s How Much Americans Think Families Need to Get By by Allison Linn on Today
How much do you think the average American family needs to get by in the community they live in? The results from one poll show a number astronomically higher than what the poverty threshold states.

The Principle of Constant Optimization by Mr. Money Mustache
It can be easy to put your financial life on auto-pilot, but often times that means missing out on various opportunities – spending less, saving more, reaping bigger returns. That’s why it’s important to constantly be looking for ways to improve – or optimize – your financial situation.

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