The Dime Roll: Saver vs. Spender, Budget Black Holes, Super Bowl Predictions, & More

January 31, 2014

Wondering who is predicted to win the Super Bowl this Sunday? Looking for new, creative ways to save money every month? We cover those topics and much more in this week's Dime Roll.

Money Saving Tips:
50 Ways to Save Money on Things You Thought You Could Never Save On by Guest Contributor on MoneyNing
If you’re looking for ways to cut costs, there are plenty of ways to do it – and this post offers a whopping 50 of them. Peruse the list and find the ones that you can apply to your life.

7 Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Spending by Amanda on ReadyForZero
It’s easy to have someone tell you how YOU should cut costs, but it’s more powerful when they tell you how THEY made it work. That’s precisely why this post spoke to me.

10 Surprising Things to Buy in Bulk by Stacy Rapacon on Kiplinger
Did you know that you can buy airline tickets in bulk? These purchases might not fit for everyone, but it’s interesting to know nonetheless.

Money Management:
What Every Millennial Should Know About Personal Finance by Catherine Alford on MoneyStreetSmart
It can be tough to navigate the world of personal finance when your income is limited and your knowledge is lacking. But these three things can at least get you on the right track.

What to Do If You’re a Saver and Your Spouse Isn’t by Kevin Mercadante on MoneySmartLife
No matter what side of this argument you’re on, dealing with a spender when you’re a saver (or vice versa) is beyond frustrating. Here are a few ways to remedy the situation and create compromise.

Is There a Black Hole in YOUR Budget? by John Schmoll on BudgetsAreSexy
You might think your spending is right on track, but many of us have a spending black hole that is consuming funds before we even realize they’re gone. Is this your situation?

Food For Thought:
Staubach, JLL pick Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII by Rob Kozlowski on Pensions&Investments
I just had to slip a Super Bowl post in here. Did you know that office vacancies have been used to predict who will win the Super Bowl? Might seem strange, but the numbers point to the Broncos, so we’ll go with it.

Material Stuff Can Make You Happy by April Dykman on GetRichSlowly
We always hear that “stuff” does nothing for our level of happiness. But the author in this post presents the flip-side of that argument – sometimes “stuff” does add to the amount of enjoyment we get out of our everyday lives. What do you think?

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