The Dime Roll: Freebies, Outlet Malls, Easy Personal Finance, & More

May 9, 2014

Take advantage of some Mother's Day freebies, get the lowdown on outlet mall shopping, find out how you can simplify your finances, and much more. It's all in this week's Dime Roll.

This Week on The Dime: 

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And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
10 Shopping Tips to Save Money at Outlet Malls & Factory Stores by Jacqueline Curtis on MoneyCrashers
When it comes to shopping at outlet malls, not all stores are created equal. In fact, some stores don’t offer outlet goods at all, while others are only offering lower quality versions of their goods. If you want to shop smart, check out these tips.

Grocery List Tip: Save Money with This Tip on TheThriftinessMiss
If you’re sick of having to purchase a multitude of food items every week for different recipes, you’ll want to check out this tip. It’s simple, but it could have a huge impact on your organization and what you spend.

Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals 2014 by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
Looking for ways to treat your mom this Mother’s Day? Here are a few places you can do just that without spending too much (or, in some cases, anything at all).

Money Management:
6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Bought My First House by Michael Corbett on Forbes
Hindsight is always 20-20. But if you’re in the process of buying your first home, take the experience of those who have been there before you and use it to your advantage. You might be able to avoid some costly pitfalls.

Easy Personal Finance for Lazy People by Mikey Rox on Wisebread
If you just don’t enjoy managing your finances (and many people don’t), that doesn’t mean you should just let them fall to the wayside. Instead, set up some of the systems mentioned in this post.

Should You Pay Off Debt That’s In Collections? by Alexa Mason on MoneyNing
So your debt made it to collections, but now you’re in a better position to pay it off. Is that the best route to take? If you’re in this position, check out this post.

Food For Thought:
Retirement Trumps Home Ownership for Millennials by Kelley Holland on TodayMoney
Home ownership used to be the personal finance holy grail for many. But apparently millennials are bucking that trend in favor of an early, or at least more secure, retirement. What do you think?

Commitment (& Restrictions) Can Be Deeply Liberating by Anna Newell Jones on AndThenWeSaved
Commitment and restrictions can seem suffocating, but it can be surprisingly motivating and freeing when it comes to a huge goal like paying off debt.