The Dime Roll: Organic Food, Credit Scores, Organization, & More

August 29, 2014

Dealing with a low credit score due to medical debt? Wondering how you can organize your life and, in turn, your finances? Looking for ways to eat organic without the price tag? We’ve got you covered.

This Week on The Dime: 

Celebrate Labor Day Along One of Colorado’s Scenic Byways

Your Dollars at Work: Making the Most of Your FSA:

What Happens When the Fed Raises Interest Rates?

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:

How to Eat Organic Without Breaking the Bank by AJ Smith on MSNMoney
When I’m on a tight grocery budget, the last thing I go for is organic food. However, this article gives me hope that one doesn’t have to crowd out the other.

15 Ways to Make Your Home Look Amazing for Under $100 by Camilla Cheung on WiseBread
Does your space need some sprucing up? A home makeover might seem like it would cost a bundle, but there are ways to get the effect without the cost.

Shocking Costs Your Health Insurance Might Cover by Jenna Gross on SkinnyMom
Did you know that your insurance might offer a discounted gym membership or massage therapy? Make sure you’re getting the most of your benefits by checking out this post.

Money Management:

Have You Cost Yourself $180,405? The Actual Math Behind Paying Down Your Mortgage vs Investing on Funancials
Sometimes it seems like the general consensus in the personal finance world is to pay down debt – regardless of the type – aggressively before putting too much into investing. But that’s not always the best option.

5 Things You Can Do Every Decade for a Bright Financial Future by LearnVest on HuffingtonPost
If you need a blueprint for your financial goals no matter your age, here it is. This simplifies the smorgasbord of personal finance information out there.

Medical Debt Takes Back Seat in New FICO Credit Score by Claire Murdough on ReadyForZero
Is your credit score suffering because of unpaid medical bills? FICO is changing their credit score model and medical debt won’t pack the same punch that it used to.

Food For Thought:

26 Resolutions to Keep You Organized in 2014 by Peggy Wang on Buzzfeed
I’m fully convinced the more organized you are, the easier it is to keep your expenses down and manage your money – thus why I love this tip roundup.

Would Your Life Change If You Became a Millionaire Overnight? By Kim Parr on EyesOnTheDollar
If you suddenly came into a huge sum of money, would your life change drastically? Or would you keep your purchases modest in comparison to your newfound wealth? This post brings up some interesting questions.