The Dime Roll: Amazon Deals, Charitable Giving, Finding Success and More

August 2, 2013

This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from charitable gift funds to childhood beliefs about money. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in August by Paul Michael on Wisebread
If you’re on the hunt for things like school supplies or patio furniture, this is your month. Smart phones and fall clothing? Not so much.

The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Coupons and Discounts by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
When used the right way, Amazon can be a huge money saver. This post gives a great roundup of all the ways you can use their services to your advantage.

New Isn’t Always Better: 12 Used Things to Love by Emily on POPSUGAR Smart Living
There are some things that look or work a little better with some wear and tear. This list will make you think twice about always buying new.

Money Management:
Why We Use a Charitable Gift Fund by Jim Wang on Bargaineering
If you consistent with your giving and looking for ways to streamline the process, opening a charitable gift fund might be the way to go.

Diplomatically Say No to Friends and Family That Want to Borrow Money by Miranda Marquit on FreeFromBroke
When friends and family ask for money, it can be an incredibly uncomfortable conversation. Stick to your guns and keep your relationships in tact with these tips.

Using the Pareto Principle to Improve Your Finances by Pinyo on Moolanomy
The Pareto Principle states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Find out how you can use this principle to improve your finances.

Food For Thought:
You Are the Boss of You: How to Find Success with Life and Money by J.D. Roth on GetRichSlowly
Do you have an internal locus of control or an external locus of control? This might be a driving factor in the level of success you achieve in your life and with your finances.

Dr. GoodCents: Personal Beliefs and Childhood Lessons About Money by Dr. Jeremy Shapiro on Quizzle
Did you know that the things you witnessed in regards to money as a child could be dictating how you handle it today as an adult?

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