The Dime Roll: Free Education, Black Friday, Payday Loans, & More

November 8, 2013

Continue your education for free, check out apps that will save your money and sanity, and figure out if you and your mate are financially compatible -- it's all in this week's Dime Roll.

Money Saving Tips:
Where to Educate Yourself for Free Online by Melissa on FreeFromBroke
With all the talk about how expensive college is, the prospect of continuing your education can be daunting at best. But learning doesn’t always have to cost an arm and a leg and this resource proves exactly that.

16 Apps That Will Make Your Life More Efficient and Help You Save Money by Anna on AndThenWeSaved
Why work harder to save money when you can just work smarter? Utilize these apps and you’ll be well on your way to saving your hard earned cash at a variety of places from the grocery store to the gas station.

13 Things Not to Buy on Black Friday by Emily Dovi on DealNews
Black Friday ads will try to sell you on the idea that virtually everything in stores is just pennies on the dollar for  this tiny window of time. In reality, that’s just not true. Make sure you don’t rush out to buy any of these items on that day.

Money Management:
How Financially Compatible Are You? on
Wondering if your financial goals and habits match up with your partner’s? Check out this quiz and get the low down on what kind of a spender/saver you are and if you are a good match.

Getting a Mortgage is About to Get Harder by Marilyn Lewis on MoneyTalksNews
New rules written by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will soon be changing the mortgage qualification requirements for consumers. If you’re looking to get into a new house, you might be in for a tough ride.

Should You Invest Like a Girl? Women Investors May Have Natural Advantages by Miranda Marquit on Bargaineering
Women may be more timid when it comes to taking investing risks, but new studies show that they have the advantage of making decisions that are in their best interest for the long run – something that any investor could learn from.

Food For Thought:
I Applied for an Online Payday Loan. Here’s What Happened Next by Pam Fessler on PlanetMoney
Payday loans are being scrutinized more and more lately (for good reason), but it’s still fascinating to hear exactly why they are so bad. The author of this article applied for one herself, and the result is definitely read-worthy.

Your Personality Type Determines Your Paycheck by Jay Busbee on YahooFinance
Your personality impacts your life in a huge way, but did you know that it could be affecting the size of your paycheck? If nothing else, this study is interesting to consider.

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