The Dime Roll: Price Adjustments, Debt Repayment, College, & More

August 15, 2014

Trying to figure out how to make college more affordable? Or wondering when the best time is to buy big-ticket items like a car or furniture? This week's Dime Roll has you covered.

This Week on The Dime: 

How to Get Prepared to Buy Your First Home

Teenage Drivers: Tips for Battling High Insurance Premiums

7 FREE Travel Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Trip

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
Twelve Inexpensive Strategies for Saving on Medical Costs and Improving Your Family’s Health by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
Medical bills are expensive – especially when you compare them to the cost of preventative healthcare. Stay on top of your health and keep your expenses in check with these tips.

18 Retailers That Offer Price Adjustments by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
Have you made a purchase only to see it somewhere else for significantly less? Some stores have some pretty awesome price adjustment policies to help combat this frustration. Here are a few.

The Best Times to Buy Big-Ticket Items by Liz Weston on Dailyworth
The last thing you want to discover after shelling out the big bucks on a major purchase is that you could have gotten it for cheaper had you waited. Avoid that nasty realization by paying attention to this list.

Money Management:
15 Actions Families Are Taking Today to Make College More Affordable by Luke Landes on ConsumerismCommentary
The cost of a college education is staggering and completely overwhelming for most families. This post is full of smart ways to manage the expense and cut costs when possible.

12 Simple Tips to Kick Your Debt Repayment Into High Gear by Claire Murdough on ReadyForZero
Paying off debt is equal parts physical and mental. If you’re ready to tackle both aspects of the process, read this post. You’ll be glad you did.

Why Sports Stars Crash and Burn Within 5 Years of Retirement by Natalie Pace on TheHuffingtonPost
Did you know that a whopping 78% of NFL stars are bankrupt 5 years after retirement? Avoid those wealth pitfalls by following the money management tips in this post.

Food For Thought:
A Helpful Guide to Becoming Unbusy by Joshua Becker on BecomingMinimalist
If you were to take a poll of all the people in your life, I would guess that a staggering amount would say that they have very busy lives. In truth, most of us are addicted to being busy. But it’s not helping us – and probably not our spending habits either.

Would a Boatload of Money Help? on Everyday Cheapskate
Many people think that if they were to just make more money or, better yet, win the lottery, all of their money issues would fly out the window. This post points out that’s not the case – it’s not just the amount of money that matters, it’s the money habits that make the biggest difference.