The Dime Roll: Budgeting Tools, Home Improvements, St. Patty's Day & More

March 14, 2014

 

St. Patrick's Day recipes, easy online price comparisons, awesome budget apps and tools -- it's all in this week's Dime Roll. Check it out.

Money Saving Tips:
How to Save Money: Use Princeblink by Jacob Wade on iheartbudgets
One of the perks of shopping online is being able to make quick price comparisons. Priceblink makes that even easier by not only comparing prices as you shop, but offering reviews and site coupons as well.

10 Ways to Save $100 Per Year by Crystal Paine on dotComplicated
Small changes can add up in a big way. I’m convinced that, with a little commitment, some of these ideas would save far more than just $100 a year.

Beyond Green Beer: 9 Shamrock-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Recipes by FrugalFoodie on Mint
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year? Check out these festive, yet inexpensive recipes to make your celebration a blast.

Money Management:
Best Budgeting Tools: Our Favorite Apps and Websites by Miranda Marquit on MoneyUnder30
Maybe you’ve heard of budgeting apps like Mint, but there are far more to choose from. In fact, I would say there is at least one for every style of budgeter out there. This list is a great place to start.

Which Home Improvements Actually Pay Off? by Ilyce Glink on DailyWorth
Not all home improvements are created equal – especially when it comes to money spent and the return on investment. Here are a few that you should consider and what they might pay in return.

A Deeper Look at Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
Personal finance has a lot to do with personal preference, but Dave Ramsey has several money management tenets that he stresses over and over again. Here’s an in-depth look at what those are.

Food For Thought:
Beliefs About Time Affect Savings by Art Markman, Ph.D. on PsychologyToday
New studies show that we often operate from the belief that the future will be brighter than the present – thus we put off saving thinking that eventually we will make more or be more responsible with our money. What do you think?

Stressed Out About Money? by Kimberly Blanton on SquaredAway
It’s no secret that many people are stressed out about money, but what surprised me about this study was how much teenagers are affected by their family’s money situation.

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