The Dime Roll: Coupon Apps, Savings Accounts, Money Realities, & More

March 28, 2014

Whether you want easier ways to save money, or better ways to manage your money, we have you covered with this week’s Dime Roll. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime:
A Baby Boomer’s Retirement Through a Millennial’s Eyes

Starting a Small Business: The Idea

Frugal Colorado: Kid-Friendly Spring Activities

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
Refurbished Electronics 101: How to Save Up to 50 Percent by Maryalene LaPonsie on MoneyTalksNews
Refurbished electronics might seems like a sketchy route to take, but there are plenty of instances where not only is the product virtually brand new, but it’s at a significantly discounted price. Here are some tips for finding those good deals.

15 Cheap and Ingenious Ways to Upgrade Your Furniture by Camilla Cheung on Wisebread
Does your space need a little sprucing? You don’t have to go on a home décor shopping spree in order to get the job done. Check out this post for some really awesomely creative ideas.

8 Best Mobile Coupon Apps to Save Money Shopping With Your Smartphone by Jaqueline Curtis on MoneyCrashers
Say goodbye to traditional couponing – apps have completely revolutionized the way we can save money while shopping. These particular apps go above and beyond when it comes to convenience and usability.

Money Management:
How to Find the Best Savings Account in 2014 by Michael Gardon on TheSimpleDollar
The interest rates on savings accounts are dismal these days, but there are certainly a few diamonds in the rough. This post is incredibly helpful in determining a few places where you can get the greatest return.

Growing Your Savings with a Zero-Sum Budget by Holly Johnson on MoneyBlueBook
It might seem a bit scary to “spend” all the money you have in a given month, but the benefit to having a zero-sum budget is that every dollar has a specified job. Have you tried this method?

When Good Credit Isn’t Enough: The Shocking Reasons You May Be Denied a Credit Card Despite Your Excellent Score by David Weliver on MoneyUnder30
Just because you have a killer credit score doesn’t mean that every lender will accept your credit application (unfortunately).  If you’ve been denied, here are a few possible reasons why.

Food For Thought:
React to the Reality, Not the Image of It by Carl Richards on TheNewYorkTimes
When it comes to watching how others spend their money, it’s easy to conclude that they are better off than we are. But the truth is, you never really know the reality of someone else’s financial situation just by looks alone.

The Fallacy of Thinking “You’ll Never Get a Chance to Do This EVER AGAIN!” by Jason Hull on HullFinancialPlanning
One of the ways we convince ourselves that it’s ok to spend an exorbitant amount of money is by saying we’ll never get to do X,Y, or Z ever again. But is that really true? Or just an excuse?