The Dime Roll: Food Waste, Guilt-Free Spending, Goals, & More

June 20, 2014

This week on The Dime Roll we talk about everything from cutting down on food waste to tips for splurging without the guilt. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime:
Disneyland Adventures: Money Saving Tips for Planning Your Stay

Girls & Money: Giving Them the Confidence They Need to Succeed

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
Tips to Save Big When Traveling on a Tight Budget by Melissa Batai on FreeFromBroke
Food and accommodations can be a huge money suck when you’re on vacation. Find out how to cut back these costs significantly with these helpful tips.

A Ten Step Strategy to Avoid the Expense of Food Gone Bad by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
Food waste. It’s the bane of my grocery budget. This impressive guide will (hopefully) help me cut back on all the once-delicious food that ends up in my trash every month. Maybe it will help you too.

9 Easy Ways to Save $50 Every Month by Damian Davila on Wisebread
You might not have the funds to throw a ton into your savings every month, but making these small changes and banking the savings is a great start.

Money Management:
How We Do Guilt-Free Spending by Joanna on OurFreakingBudget
If you are diligently following a budget or spending plan, thinking about splurging might give you hives (or I might just be talking about myself). But the truth is, splurging is totally acceptable when you’re simply borrowing from other spending areas.

10 Tips Most First-Time Homebuyers Don’t Consider by Suba Iyer on FiveCentNickel
Navigating the home buying process for the first time? You might already be inundated with information, but you’ll want to peruse this list. There are plenty of important things to consider.

Save or Pay Off Debt? by Sandra Block on Kiplinger
It might be logical that retirement take the back seat when you’re dealing with debt. But that means you’ll be missing out on something extremely valuable: time.

Food For Thought:
While You’re Planning for Tomorrow, Don’t Forget to Live for Today by Alexa Mason on MoneyNing
For many, spending money often comes with guilt. (We even talked about it in a recent post.) But the key to anything in life is balance, and sometimes spending can be just as important as saving.

Finding Your Purpose: What are the Reasons Behind Your Goals? by Laurie on FrugalRules
Sometimes proactively managing your money can be time-consuming, challenging, and just altogether frustrating. So what can keep you motivated? Goals and an overarching purpose.