The Dime Roll: Buying in Bulk, Budget Help, Power of Popcorn, and More

October 18, 2013

Wondering when to start stocking up on toys for the holidays? Or are you curious about where to keep your long-term investments? Those topics and more are in this week’s Dime Roll.

Money Saving Tips:
The Ultimate Guide to Buying in Bulk by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
Buying in bulk can save you a bundle – if you do it the right way. Do it the wrong way, and you could end up spending far more than what you normally would on things you just don’t need.

How to Save Money When You Buy Electronics by Jacob Wade on iheartbudgets
Electronics are often times a pricey purchase. So how do you know where to get the best deals and how to go about the whole process? Check out this post.

Why You Should Wait Until December to Buy Toys by Herb Weisbaum on TodayMoney
Think doing your holiday shopping early will save you a bundle on toys? Think again. Research shows Black Friday might not even be your best bet either.

Money Management:
Where to Find Free, Reputable Budget Help by Mary Hiers on Mint
If you’re in dire need of financial counseling, it’s important to know what you’re getting into ahead of time. There are plenty of reputable credit counselors out there – just know what to look for first.

Safe Long-Term Investing by Rick Kahler on DollarStretcher
When a recent survey asked participants where it was best to keep long-term investments, a whopping 26% said in a bank. Unfortunately, this is far from reality.

How a Healthy Lifestyle Saved My Money and My Life by Gunnar on GetRichSlowly
Sometimes making a change in one area of your life can bleed into other areas of your life. If you’ve been struggling with establishing a healthy lifestyle or healthy financial habits, this post will inspire you.

Food For Thought:
The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home is a Terrible Investment by Emily Badger on TheAtlanticCities
A huge portion of the population firmly believes that owning a home is a sound financial investment – not just a place to live. But others are calling that idea into question.

Who Knew Popcorn Was The Secret Slayer of Movie Ads? by Mary Beth Quirk on Consumerist
If you want to make sure that movie ads don’t seep into your mind and convince you to buy things you don’t need, chewing might just be the cure. Seriously.

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