The Dime Roll: Breaking Up with Debt, Cheap Home Decorating, and More

August 9, 2013

This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from the prospect of paying for mobile banking to tips for teaching teens about financial responsibility. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
6 Web Sites to Help You Lower Your Bills by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
Comparing prices and perks between cell phone carriers, credit cards, or insurance plans is a pain. Period. Luckily there are a few websites that will do the comparisons for you.

7 Cheap Home Decorating Projects That Look Amazing by Kentin Waits on Wisebread
If you’re on a tight budget, chances are you aren’t totally revamping your home. But with these tips you can do a little home refresher without spending a ton.

5 Simple Mason Jar Salad Recipes & Ideas by Laura Williams on Money Crashers
Sick of bringing your lunch to work because of those tired old PB&J’s? Then you’ll want to check out these creative recipes.

Money Management:
Would You Pay for Mobile Banking? You Might Have To by Brandon Ballenger on MoneyTalksNews
Banks have a knack for tacking on fees to previously free services that people actually utilize. So what’s next on the fee front? Mobile banking.

Learning to Trust Credit Cards by Ellen Gans on The Simple Dollar
If you see credit cards as an open portal to debt, chances are you’ve avoided using them. But there are ways to get comfortable and reap the credit-building benefits.

Ready, Set, Launch! 6 Steps to Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility by SuperMoney on Mint
Raising financially savvy kids and young adults takes time. Get the ball rolling with these simple yet effective steps.

Food For Thought:
An Open Breakup Letter to Debt by Jessica Horton on Money Management International
Do you need a little inspiration to keep trucking on your journey to paying off your debt? This letter is definitely worth a read.

On This Day: 100 Years Ago by Aaron on Three Thrifty Guys
What were prices like 100 years ago? And what did finance news consist of? Three Thrifty Guys compiles an interesting list of newspaper clippings from a century ago. Take a look.

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