The Dime Roll: Mental Strength, Online Grocery Delivery, Tax Tips, & More

January 10, 2014

This week's Dime Roll offers a look at the best dollar store buys, tips for navigating tough financial times, tax deadlines and best practices, and much more. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
Cost Comparisons: Online Grocery Delivery vs. Your Neighborhood Grocery Store by Aaron on ThreeThriftyGuys
When it comes to online grocery delivery, the assumption is usually that you pay significantly more just for the convenience factor. But when it’s all said and done, that might not actually be the case.

123 Ways to Save Money – Finance Bloggers Share Their Tips by Lance Cothern on MoneyLifeAndMore
Need tips to cut costs in virtually every area of your life? This comprehensive post has so many ideas it’s tough to know where to start.

10 Things You Should Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Shouldn’t) by Paul Michael on Wisebread
Sometimes the dollar store has awesome, deeply discounted deals, but sometimes the deal doesn’t make up for the fact that the product will need to be replaced immediately.  It’s always good to know which is which.

Money Management:
Tax Deadline, Start, and Extension Dates for 2014 by G.E. Miller on 20SomethingFinance
Tax season is quickly approaching so now is the perfect time to start planning and getting acquainted with deadlines and best practices.

How to Stay Sane When You’re Going Through Tough Financial Times by Carrie Smith on Lifehacker
Struggling financially can be emotionally and mentally taxing. These tips will help you regain your control and get back on the path to financial solvency.

Credit Unions vs. Banks: Things to Consider by Kristin Wong on GetRichSlowly
Many people are quite vocal about their opinion when it comes to credit unions vs. banks. But what are the basic differences between the two? This post lays it all out.

Food For Thought:
Why Toilet Paper Was the Best Thing I Got for Christmas This Year by Alana Modlin on Bargaineering
You might have hated getting practical gifts when you were younger, but as an adult, sometimes the best gifts are “Gifts of Necessity.” I know I agree with this post.

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid by Cheryl Conner on Forbes
Those with mental strength have an innate ability to overcome challenges, make lasting change, and live  generally happy, fulfilling lives. So what do they do that sets them apart? This list is worth a look.

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Group Term Life Insurance: The Basics and Why You May Already Have It
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