The Dime Roll: Finance Challenges, Christmas in July, Thrift Stores, & More

July 11, 2014

Find out how you can score awesome deals at thrift stores, why Christmas might have a place in July, and how you can kickstart your finances. It's all in this week's Dime Roll.

This Week on The Dime:
Under Contract: The Home Buying Roller Coaster

5 Easy DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Home   

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
Christmas in July? It Could Save You, Big Time by Donna Freedman on MoneyTalksNews
Yes, I realize that Christmas has crept into nearly every season there is, but starting early (and gradually) does have plenty of cost-saving benefits.

5 Tips for Scoring Big at Thrift Stores by Alice on BudgetBlonde
Don’t avoid thrift store shopping just because all those racks are intimidating. Know what to look for and you can easily score some killer deals.

Look Out for Dealer “Holdback” When Negotiating a New Car by Kristin Wong on TwoCents
Before a dealer tells you they are “breaking even on a sale” and can’t go any lower, read this post. You’ll be glad you did.

Money Management:
Use Google Calendar to Pay Your Bills on Time by Glen Craig on FreeFromBroke
Sick of forgetting bills and paying for it? Organization is the key to reducing that stress. Find out how google calendar can help.

5 Financial Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 30s (Did You?) by Nora Dunn on Wisebread
With many people starting families in their 30s, there is plenty of financial responsibility to be had. Check out this post and make sure you’re on the right money management track.

Why Not Buy the Best House on the Block? by Tali Wee on StackingBenjamins
As a society we tend to want to have the best in comparison to our peers – or neighbors. But when it comes to buying a house, this rarely pays off. Here’s why.

Food For Thought:
Setting Powerful Short-Term Personal Finance Challenges…And 25 Examples to Get You Started by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
I love good, long posts with plenty of applicable information – exactly what this post has. Find out how you can kickstart your finances and take back control with these challenges.

Why You Should Never Say You’re Bad at Math (and Other Financial Wisdom) by Shannon Mcnay on ReadyForZero
Women sometimes get a bad wrap for being not-so-stellar money managers. But often that criticism comes directly from women themselves. And it’s time to stop.