The Dime Roll: Beverage Upcycling, Helping the Homeless, Web Streaming, and More

September 6, 2013

This week we scoured the web and found a treasure trove of great blog posts covering everything from multiple uses for different beverages to financial move to make in September. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
8 Ways to Stream from the Web to Your TV by Lisa Gerstner on Kiplinger
If you’re looking to stream from Netflix or Hulu in order to cut the cost of cable, there are inexpensive devices that make the process a whole lot easier.  (How inexpensive? As low as $35!)

Preparing In-Season Foods for Off-Season Feasts by Ashley Marcin on Wisebread
When it comes to produce, summer has so much to offer. Instead of waiting until next year to enjoy all that goodness (or spending a bundle in a few weeks), why not stock up now and enjoy it through the winter?

Upcycle Your Beverages: Uses for Coffee, Tea, Soda and Beer by Angela Colley on MoneyTalksNews
One of the easiest ways to save money is by finding multiple uses for one item – or in this case, beverage.  Who knew tea bags could be used to shine your shoes?!

Money Management:
14 Great Articles About the Stock Market by Eric on Narrow Bridge Finance
For many, the stock market is a scary place where only the highly knowledgeable or supremely lucky can make money. But a little education can go a long way, and this comprehensive list of articles can help.

The Financial Moves You Should Make in September by Tessa Miller on Lifehacker
As we move out of summer and closer to the end of the year, now is the perfect time to tackle tasks like pulling your credit report or getting organized for year-end tax planning.

How “Everything Else” Works by Joanna on OurFreakingBudget
There are plenty of months were I would rather skip going out to eat in favor of buying a new outfit or two -- thus the reason why I love the concept of lumping these together in the “everything else” budget category.  Why feel guilty for overspending in one category if you intentionally spent less in another?

Food For Thought:
Donating Her Birthday to the Homeless by Jenna on Frugal Portland
Every once in a while we all need to be reminded to think outside of ourselves and do something for someone else. This blogger is working to raise $27,000 for the homeless in her area for her 27th birthday – something I find incredibly inspiring.

 A Data Broker Offers a Peek Behind the Curtain by Natasha Singer on TheNewYorkTimes
It’s undeniable that in this day and age, marketers know a ridiculous amount of information about each and every one of us. But now marketing technology company Acxiom Corporation will be allowing consumers to take a look at what exactly this information is.

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