The Dime Roll: Overlooked Discounts, Mortgage Applications, Negotiating, & More

June 6, 2014

This week on The Dime Roll we cover everything from easy ways to score discounts to tips for becoming an expert negotiator (and actually getting what you want). Check it out!

This Week on The Dime: 

How I’m Slaying a $30,000 Debt Dragon

5 Tricks to Help Cut Your Spending

Frugal Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love  

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:

5 Surprising Ways to Get Deals by Amanda Meadows on Wisebread
If you’re looking for additional ways to save while shopping (especially online), these lesser-known tips will often do the trick.

10 Overlooked Discounts You Don’t Want to Miss by Raechel Conover on TodayMoney
I’ve taken advantage of plenty of discounts by checking out the back of receipts. Here are a few other places to look.

27 Essentials for the Budget Traveler by Claire Murdough on ReadyForZero
Packing – especially when you’re trying to save money – can be an overwhelming task. That’s why this list is so awesome.

Money Management:
Percentage Budgeting: A Flexible Alternative by Stefanie O’Connell on TheBrokeandBeautifulLife
If your income changes from month to month, or you just want some flexibility in your spending, consider giving percentage budgeting a try.

Money Manners: How Much to Tip for Food Delivery by Patty Lamberti on MoneyUnder30
Knowing how much to tip, especially when it’s not a sit-down restaurant, can be tricky. Here are some guidelines to help.

7 Tips to Help Get Your Mortgage Application Approved by Allison Martin on MoneyTalksNews
Lending standards aren’t as lenient as they once were. If you still want to get approved for your mortgage, you may have to do some extra work.

Food For Thought:
The Lost Art of Negotiation by Andrew Fiebert on ListenMoneyMatters
Negotiating can have a huge impact on everything from our earning power to our monthly bills. But there is a right and wrong way to go about it.

Income Should Have Strings Attached by Michelle Singletary on TheNewYorkTimes
Do you think an allowance should just be a give-in? This author doesn’t. Find out why and how she proposes paying your kids.