The Dime Roll: Farmer’s Markets, Dirty Cash, Simple Investing, & More

May 2, 2014

This week on The Dime Roll we cover everything from no-cost ways to revamp your home to tips for calming your never-ending storm of thoughts. It's all worth a read, so check it out!

This Week on The Dime: 

Do You Qualify for the Good Neighbor Next Door Mortgage Program?

Marijuana Sales in Colorado: Where Do the Taxes Go?

Financial Literacy Month: Tips for Any Age  

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
5 No-Cost Ways to Transform Your Home by Crystal Paine on MoneySavingMom
Sometimes your home could use a revamp but there’s no room in your budget to make that happen. Luckily, there are a few ways to transform your space without spending a dime.

You Won’t Believe How Much You Can Save With an Ice Cube Tray by Max Wong on Wisebread
When it comes to ways to save money, I have never pictured an ice cube tray. But this author has a multitude of ways to use it – from freezing herbs to making baby food – that could certainly add up.

Saving Money at Farmer’s Markets by Dan Blaustein-Rejto on TheDollarStretcher
Farmer’s market season is officially here, but before you head out and stock up on all the deliciousness, check out this post. You’ll find plenty of ways to keep those food costs down.

Money Management:
Dirty Germy Cash; 6 Reasons I Love Using It Now by Joseph on BeatingBroke
With credit and debit cards at the ready, cash just doesn’t seem to be all that popular these days. But this author swears by the envelope system and the control that cash gives him.

20 Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Fund by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
Don’t think you need to have an emergency fund? It might not be the most exciting reason to save, but if you have any of these unexpected (but common) things come up in your life, you’ll be so glad it’s there. I promise.

5 Simple Investment Tips by Brittney Castro on Mint
Simple and investing might not seem like they go together, but they can. This article provide a bit of the basics (and some solid reasons why you should be investing) and makes it digestible for the masses.   

Food For Thought:
Liquid Gold by Alexi Zemsky on Miles Dividend M.D.
If you want a spending philosophy that doesn’t depress you, check out this author’s quote: “My fundamental belief about spending is not that we should all spend as little as possible. It’s that we should spend the exact amount to maximize our own happiness.”

Zero Your Cerebral Inbox on Johnny Moneyseed
Researchers say that the average person has a whopping 50,000 thoughts going through their head every single day. That’s overwhelming. If you want to better handle the stress that over-thinking can cause, check out the idea in this post. It’s simple, yet brilliant.