The Dime Roll: Tax Refunds, Cheap Food, Money Lessons, & More

January 24, 2014

If you're at the end of your food budget, you're working to pay off credit card debt, or you're looking to increase your tax refund, you've come to the right place. Find these topics and more in this week's Dime Roll.

Money Saving Tips:
25 Clever Ways to Dress Up Cheap Food by Marla Walters on WiseBread
Food budget getting a little low? This post offers some great, unique ways to add excitement to any meal and no out-of-this world cooking skills are required.

Using TurboTax? Here’s How to Increase Your Tax Refund up to 10 Percent, Free by Stacy Johnson on MoneyTalksNews
Find out what perk TurboTax is offering this year if you use their software – it’s certainly worth checking out.

How to Find Your Family History on a Budget by Erin Konrad on TheDollarStretcher
I never realized how much I didn’t know about my family’s history until I started asking my grandma questions. If you don’t have that luxury, try some of these inexpensive ways of unearthing a bit of your history.

Money Management:
8 Errors You’re Most Likely to Make on Your Tax Return by Geoff Williams on DailyFinance
Tax season is just around the corner. When it comes time to file, make sure you aren’t making any of these sometimes costly mistakes.

How to Pay Off Your Credit-Card Debt in a Year by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
If you’re paying the minimums on your credit card debt, chances are you’re barely making a dent beyond the interest payments. Instead, try these tips for abolishing your debt in a year.

5 Things to Do When a Financial Emergency Strikes by Joan Otto on Man vs Debt
Many people are one bad scenario away from financial disaster. If you’re in this situation and disaster strikes, it’s time to become proactive and positive in how you handle the situation.

Food For Thought:
Money Lessons I’ve Learned Since Writing for Get Rich Slowly by Kristin Wong on GetRichSlowly
Paying attention to our money habits and the money habits of society as a whole can do wonders in improving our relationship with our finances. These lessons, while somewhat personal, can apply to anyone.

How “Fuzzy-Trace Theory” Impacts Your Finances by Trent Hamm on Lifehacker
We both have two types of memories – “gist” memories and “verbatim” memories. Find out how this can impact your spending habits and what you can do to fix it.

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