The Dime Roll: Heating Bills, Happy People, Tackling Debt, and More

December 27, 2013

Planning on tackling your debt in the New Year? Struggling with high heating bills? You’ll find those topics and many more in this week’s Dime Roll.

Money Saving Tips:
Best Buys During After-Christmas Sales by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
If you managed to hold off on certain purchases (think apparel and TV’s, to name a few), now is the time to pounce on those after-Christmas sales.

8 Ways to Save on Your Cold Weather Heating Bill on RealSimple
Are your heating costs wreaking havoc on your budget? This article offers some simple tips for capitalizing on natural heating sources which, in turn, will lower your heating costs.

New Year’s Eve is the Best Day of the Year to Buy a Car by Allison Martin on MoneyTalksNews
If you’re in the market for a car, you might want to try to hit the dealerships on New Year’s Eve this year. This is when you’ll be able to really make the most of incentives on 2013 models, cash rebates, and good financing deals.

Money Management:
How to Tackle Debt in Five Easy Steps by Hank Coleman on MoneyQ&A
When you’re facing a sizeable amount of debt, it can be incredibly intimidating to create and stick to a payment plan. Check out these simple steps for tackling that debt and seeing it through to the end.

10 Habits of Financially Happy People by Mikey Rox on Wisebread
Having a rosy financial picture isn’t a matter of luck – it takes establishing positive habits and making sound choices each and every day. If you want to emulate the success of the financially happy, this list is a great place to start.

Simple Estate Planning Steps Everyone Should Take Care Of by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
Estate planning is not the most pleasant thing to think about, but it’s necessary – especially if you have young dependents. With the start of 2014 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get all the appropriate documents and plans in place.

Food For Thought:
Battle of the Sexes: How Men and Women View Money by Kate Rogers on FoxBusiness
Most of us would guess that there are some significant differences between how men and women think about and handle money, but the actual results of a recent survey are still extremely interesting and worth a look.

This New Year, Take the Time to Look Back at What You’ve Accomplished by Melissa B on BeatingBroke
Thinking about all the things you plan to accomplish in 2014? Before you look towards the future, make sure you take a moment to acknowledge all of the progress you made in the past year – this might just give you the motivation you need to keep moving forward.

This Week on The Dime:
Why You Should Rethink How You Make Your New Year’s Resolutions
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