The Dime Roll: 5 Ways to Help on a Tight Budget and More

July 5, 2013

This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from giving back on a budget, to money lies that could be threatening your marriage. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
5 Ways to Help on a Tight Budget by Courtney on Money Saving Mom
Sometimes when money is tight, the first way we cut back is in what we give to others. But lending a hand can be done in a multitude of ways – not all of which are monetary. This list is a great place to start.

5 Credit Card Perks You Don’t Know You Have by MSN Money Partner on MSN Money
Did you know that some credit cards offer price matching when you find something at a cheaper price than what you purchased it at? Find out what else your credit card might allow you to cash in on.

Beat the Heat Without Beating Your Wallet by Kelly Anderson on Mint
When the heat has you at your boiling point, what can you do to cool down? This post offers a few tips for chilling out while still maintaining your budget.                                                                                                             

Money Management:
Are These 5 Money Lies Threatening Your Marriage? by Miranda Marquit on CashMoneyLife
Money and marriage are sometimes a tricky combination. If there’s not full disclosure on the money front, that combination can be even harder to deal with.

Jargon Busing: Stock Market Terms You Need to Know on L Bee and the Money Tree
Learning the ins and outs of the stock market is a complicated endeavor. Knowing a few simple investing terms can make the process significantly easier.

3 Simple Fixes for When You Break Your Household Budget by Dan Caplinger on Daily Finance
Even if you have the best of intentions, sometimes budgets get broken. If you find yourself in this predicament, try these simple fixes.

Food For Thought:
Why Window Shopping Will Actually Make You Happier by Emily Guy Birken on PTMoney
Did you know that the frequency of happy experiences matters more than their intensity? Therefore, oftentimes the boost we get from thinking about something we want is just as good as actually purchasing that thing. Interesting, isn’t it?

12 Ways a Deep Declutter Can Improve Your Life by Kentin Waits on WiseBread
So many facets of our life are made significantly easier when we clear out the old, put things in a designated space and make room for the new. If this list doesn't make you want to declutter and organize, then I don’t know what will.

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