The Dime Roll: Haggling, Dividend Payments, Free College, and More

July 12, 2013

This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from the prospect of free college in Oregon to a breakdown of how dividend payments actually work. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
7 Tips to Furnish Your Place on a Shoestring by Kentin Waits on Money Talks News
It’s easy to let the costs rack up when it comes to decorating your home to your specific tastes. But there is a cost-effective approach to furnishing any room and this post includes some great tips.

Piece Together an Affordable Home Gym & Get Rid of Your Gym Membership  by G.E. Miller on 20SomethingFinance
Gym memberships are a lot like convenience foods – we rely on them because we don’t want to put in the time to figure out a better way. But there is a cheaper way to get fit, and it’s in this post.

Those Who Haggle Save Major Money, Survey Says by Brandon Ballenger on MSN Money
Haggling isn’t always comfortable, but a new Consumer Reports survey suggests that those who do it save a significant amount of money over the long run.

Money Management:
How Dividend Payments Work by Eric on Narrow Bridge Finance
Dividend stocks might seem like an attractive investment, but not all dividend stocks are created equal, nor do they have the payout you might expect. This post breaks it down in an easy-to-understand way.

What is a Money Market Account? by Miranda Marquit on Moolanomy
You’ve probably noticed that the interest rate offered for savings accounts at your bank is dismal. For this reason, some people are turning to money market accounts. Find out what they could do for you.

10 Common Money Mistakes Among 20-Somethings by David E. Weliver on Money Under 30
Sometimes we learn best from our mistakes. But sometimes it’s easier to just know the smarter path to take from the get-go. If you are, or know a 20-something, check out this list.

Food For Thought:
Can Free College Education Work in Oregon or Anywhere Else? by Luke Landes on Consumerism Commentary
Oregon is now in the process of looking into a proposal that would offer tuition to a state school for free upfront, in exchange for a percentage of the graduate’s income for a number of years afterwards. Would this system – or anything similar – actually work?

Coping With Full-Nest Syndrome: When Your Grown Kids Move Home by Selena Maranjian on Daily Finance
For a generation that’s drowning in debt with dismal job prospects, sometimes moving back home is the only option. But there are upsides to this arrangement and ways to make it easier on all parties involved.

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