The Dime Roll: Kitchen Updates, Medical Bills, Financial Excuses, & More

April 25, 2014

In this week's Dime Roll you'll find tips for saving on groceries, paring down your wardrobe, handling out-of-control medical bills, and much more. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime: 

Does Preaching Financial Literacy Actually Create Change?

Kids Birthday Parties: Smile-Worthy Ideas for Less

Hidden Benefits of Credit Cards

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
How to Save on Groceries at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Costco by Ed Thomas on GoGirlFinance
If you’re trying to cut back on your grocery bill, don’t think that you have to completely forgo high-quality food. Find out how you can save at each of these great stores.

More On How to Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear by April Dykman on GetRichSlowly
I’ll be the first to admit that over the years I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on clothes I never wear. If you have a similar problem, it’s time to pare down and get back to basics.

8 Tips for Updating Your Kitchen On a Budget by FrugalFoodie on Mint
You don’t need to rip out your kitchen down to the studs in order to get a refreshed look. Try some of these changes instead.

Money Management:
What To Do When You Get Medical Bills You Can’t Afford by Patty Lamberti on MoneyUnder30
Medical bills are one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in the United States. If you’re faced with this crippling problem, you’ll want to read this.

7 Excuses People Use to Avoid Financial Responsibility – and Why They’re Useless by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
If you find yourself falling back on these excuses, stop. Reevaluate. And read the rest of the articles in this roundup to get your financial life back on track.

Make an Appointment With Yourself to Manage Your Money by J.D. Roth on FiveCentNickel
People who are successful with money management all have one thing in common – they take the time to review their accounts and make sure everything is running smoothly. If you don’t, it’s time to start.

Food For Thought:
Americans More Embarrassed About Credit Card Debt Than Their Weight by Krystal Steinmetz on MoneyTalksNews
Considering what a weight-conscious society we are, I was surprised by the results of a study that said Americans are more embarrassed by their credit card debt. What’s your take?

Don’t Be Afraid to Let Your Child Feel Some Financial Consequences on FrugalConfessions
Sometimes we like to shield our kids from the financial consequences of accidents or poor decision-making. But these consequences teach valuable lessons that could help them in the long run.