The Dime Roll: Gas Savings, Life After Debt, Laundry Quarters, & More

June 27, 2014

Wondering how you can take the sting out of summer gas prices? Or are you searching for the motivation to keep paying down your debt? You’ll find these topics and so much more in this week’s Dime Roll.

This Week on The Dime: 

The Budget-Savvy Guide to Surviving Summer

Student Loans: Unusual Ways to Help Pay Them Off

Colorado Road Trip: Rest Stops, Historical Markers, National Monuments & More

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
How to Save Some Serious Money on Gas this Summer with Loyalty Cards, More by Lou Carlozo on MoneyUnder30
Gas prices got you down? Summer time might mean more driving, but your wallet doesn’t have to suffer.  Employ some of these cost-saving tips and you’ll be just fine.

3 Ways to Get Hotel Deals by Deia B on Wisebread
If you’re willing to go about booking your travel a little bit differently, there are big savings to be had. This post will give you the lowdown on everything from flash sales to secret hotels.

Don’t Fall for These 5 Pricing Tricks by Anna Akbari on DailyWorth
Think you’re fully in control of the money in your wallet and on top of your purchase decisions? Think again. Stores use these tactics all the time to convince you that you’re getting a deal when that is not actually the case.

Money Management:
Top 27 Stories of ‘Life After Debt’ from the Personal Finance Blogging Community by Thomas Bright on ClearPointCreditCounseling
When you’re saddled with thousands of dollars worth of debt, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But you aren’t the first (or the last) to face this problem. Read these stories and you’ll be inspired to keep on truckin’.

Money Advice Not Everyone Agrees On: Using Credit Card Rewards by Kristin Wong on TwoCents
Credit card rewards are all the rage in the personal finance blogging community, but there are still those that say the practice of earning said rewards doesn’t reap positive credit habits. This post highlights both thought processes.

Saver’s Block: How to Begin When You Don’t Know Where to Start by Zee on WorkToNotWork
Saving can be intimidating when you don’t know how – where you should keep your money, how much you should be putting away. But the key to combat saver’s block is simple: just start.

Food For Thought:
Leave a Financial Legacy? Boomers and Millennials Slug It Out by Dan Kadlec on Time
When it comes to the topic of leaving an inheritance for future generations, Boomers and Millennials have a different thought process. Think you know who plans on leaving one and who doesn’t?

Finally, a Subscription Service for Laundry Quarters by Brad Tuttle on Time
How much would you pay for convenience? A new company wants to make going to the laundromat easier – by mailing you quarters. So for $15 they will mail you $10 worth of quarters. Ridiculous? I’d  say so.