The Dime Roll: Free Movie Streaming, "Unspoiling" Your Kids, Cheap Vacations, & More

January 17, 2014

Whether you're looking for free alternatives to Netflix or you're hoping to prepare yourself financially for life's curveballs, we've got you covered with this week's Dime Roll. Have a look.

Money Saving Tips:
11 Vacation Destinations That Stretch Your Dollar by Darcie Connell on Wisebread
If you’re planning any trips for 2014, check out this list of inexpensive destinations. You might be able to score accommodations, a meal, and a drink for under $50.

Free Admission to National Parks on MLK Day by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
Looking for a fun way to spend your day off? All national parks are offering free admission in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

12 Free Ways to Watch Movies without Breaking the Law by Melanie on AndThenWeSaved
Netflix and Hulu are most people’s go-to for inexpensive movie streaming. But did you know that there are plenty of free (and legal) alternatives? Don’t miss this list.

Money Management:
Parents Play Important Role in Personal Finance Education by Emilie Rusch on TheDenverPost
We’ve talked about adding personal finance to school curriculums, but what kids learn about money at home can sometimes be far more important than what they learn in the classroom.

4 People Who Earn Six Figures and Still Feel Broke by Mandi Woodruff on YahooFinance
Sometimes earning a substantial salary doesn’t mean financial security – or even financial comfort. These stories just reiterate the importance of smart money management.

Life Events That Can End in Debt – And How to Avoid the Consequences by Kevin Mercadante on MoneySmartLife
Life can throw us some serious curveballs when we least expect them. If you want to avoid the financial pitfalls that can follow these events, read this post.

Food For Thought:
How to “Unspoil” Your Young Children by Alexa Mason on MoneyNing
Raising kids who know the value of a dollar and don’t ask for everything under the moon is a challenge to say the least. But the process of “unspoiling” them can help.

The U.S. Mint is Looking to Collect a Few More Artists by Christina Rexrode on MarketWatch
Have you ever thought about the artistry that goes into designing the coins we handle on a daily basis? I hadn’t until I read this article. Check it out.

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