The Dime Roll: Athletes and Money, Wealth Secrets, Trader Joe’s & More

May 30, 2014

Wondering what's a good buy at Trader Joe's and what's not? Thinking about getting your finances in order so you can buy your first house? You'll find those topics and many more in this week's Dime Roll.

This Week on The Dime: 

Summer Fairs & Festivals Around Colorado

How to Be a Book Lover on a Budget

How to Successfully Fill Your Retirement Plate

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
Best and Worst Buys at Trader Joe’s by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
Now that Trader Joe’s is a part of the Colorado grocery scene, it’s good to know what constitutes a good buy at the popular chain and what just isn’t worth the money.

How to Get Travel Discounts on Stuff You’ve Already Booked by Deia B on WiseBread
There’s nothing worse than booking a trip only to see it drop in price afterwards. These sites can help you recoup some of that cash.

How to Automate Your Frugality and Save Money Without Much Effort by Kristin Wong on TwoCents
If you automate your bills, you might also want to consider automating your cost-cutting efforts. Here are a few ways you can do just that.

Money Management:
5 Money Mistakes Even Diligent Savers Make by Carolyn O’Hara on Forbes
Saving might be half the battle, but unfortunately, not all forms of saving are created equal. If you want to put yourself on solid financial footing, make sure you aren’t making these mistakes.

Financial Planners Tell Wealth Secrets by Judy Martel on Bankrate
Which habits do the wealthy adopt that the average person hasn’t caught onto yet? Financial planners share the secrets that you might want to follow as well.

A Checklist for First-Time Homebuyers by Geoff Williams on DailyFinance
Buying a house can be a complicated process. Here are all the financial ducks you should have in line before you head down that path.

Food For Thought:
Surprising Thoughts About Professional Athletes and Money by Ben Carlson on PhroogalBlog
Athletes might make bucket loads of money, but that doesn’t mean they know what to do with it. Did you know that after they’ve been out of the game for 2 years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress?

How to Win the Lottery (Happily) by John Tierney on TheNewYorkTimes
You often hear about people winning the lottery only to end up miserable and broke after a few years. But new studies suggest that coming into a large sum of money doesn’t generally have such dire consequences.