The Dime Roll: Free Music, Income and Happiness, Student Loans, & More

July 25, 2014

This week on The Dime Roll we cover everything from free music streaming services to little-known facts about student loans. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime: 
Paying Out of Pocket: Tips for Teachers With Classroom Supply Shortfalls

Renting in Denver: Tips, Tricks, and Things to Remember

Behind the Scenes: My Experience on a Home Improvement TV Show

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
Music for Free – Comparing Nine Free (and Legal) Online Music  Options by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
I take full advantage of my unlimited data plan by streaming music constantly. But while I’ve been a dedicated Pandora user for some time, I had no idea there were so many free streaming options out there. This list is incredibly helpful.

Abandon Shopping Cart: 17 Online Retailers Who’ll Bait You Back with a Coupon by Kyle on RatherBeShopping
If you’re looking for ways to save on your online purchase but can’t find a coupon code, these retailers will offer you a discount after abandoning your cart. Yes, it’s that easy.

Keep Searching for Vacation Savings After Making Reservations by Brock on CleverDude
With all of the vacations I’ve booked over the years, I’ve never once thought to try to get a discount after the reservations have been made. Apparently, this is a great way to save some serious cash.

Money Management:
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Paying Off Student Loans on Kiplinger
Did you know that one simple step could cut the interest rate on your federal student loans? Learn more about paying off student loans with this helpful post.

Is Paying Off Your Mortgage the Right Move to Make? by Miranda Marquit on Quizzle
Trying to pay off your mortgage as quickly as possible? While this might seem like the best use of your money, that’s not the case for everyone. Here are a few questions to ask yourself first.

3 Steps You’ll Want to Take Before You Invest in Anything by Neal Frankle on DailyFinance
Many people are tempted to jump head first into an investment thinking they’ll quickly strike it rich. Before you fall into that trap, stop.  Follow these steps first.

Food For Thought:
Here is the Income Level At Which Money Won’t Make You Any Happier in Each State by Kevin Short on TheHuffingtonPost
You may have heard about the study that pinpointed the income level in which earning more wouldn’t increase your happiness level. This study shows the threshold in each state. Do you agree with the findings?

5 Inspiring People Who Each Paid Off Over $100,000 in Debt by Alaina Tweddale on Wisebread
When it comes to something as overwhelming as creating and executing a debt repayment plan, I think it’s extremely beneficial to see how others have managed to accomplish such a monumental task. These stories are nothing short of inspiring.