The Dime Roll: Theme Parks, Divorce, Emergency Funds, & More

June 13, 2014

Going on a theme park adventure this summer and need to conserve some cash? Worried about the state of your emergency fund and how big it should be? We cover those topics and many more in this week's Dime Roll.

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Fitness Apps: Stay in Shape for Less

Homeowners Insurance Nightmares: Not Everything is Covered  

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
5 Easy Ways to Save Money at Theme Parks This Summer by Rick Aristotle Munarriz on DailyFinance
Planning on hitting up a theme park this summer? There’s no doubt it can be an expensive outing, but there are ways to save.

Inexpensive Etiquette by Rebecca Rogge on TheDollarStretcher
Sometimes being polite – i.e. buying a hostess gift, etc. – can put a dent in your already tight budget. Luckily there are ways to still be gracious and polite without spending a bundle.

Make Your Own Pop-Tarts and Other DIY Convenience Foods by Heidi McIndoo on LivingOnTheCheap
Convenience foods come at a premium. Learn how to make your own and your wallet and waistline will reap the benefits.

Money Management:
15 Financial Moves to Make Before You Divorce by Marilyn Lewis on MoneyTalksNews
Divorce comes at a high emotional and financial price. Mitigate the latter of the two by taking these actions beforehand.

4 Ways to Reduce the Financial Bite of Student Loan Interest Hikes by Reyna Gobel on Forbes
On July 1, 2014, student loan interest rates are expected to rise 0.8% for specific borrowers. Find out if you will be affected and what to do if you are.

Money Advice Not Everyone Agrees On: Emergency Funds by Kristin Wong on TwoCents
Often we forget something very important about personal finance – it’s personal. This post explains all the prevailing thoughts on emergency funds which can help you choose the school of thought that best fits for YOUR situation.

Food For Thought:
This Single Minute of Jim Carrey’s Speech May Change Your Life Forever on Lifebuzz
This clip might not have much to do with personal finance, but the message is inspirational – and one worth sharing.

Visualizing Your Financial Future (and Why It's Important) by Bret on Len Penzo dot Com
Whether you believe that visualizing your dream life helps or not, this post brings up something important -- if you want to achieve the financial life you desire, you have to have direction and clear-cut goals.