The Dime Roll: Outlet Malls, Credit Flaws, Frugal Marriage, & More

September 5, 2014

Score some real deals at outlet malls, learn the ins and outs of negative marks on your credit report, and much more. It's all in this week's Dime Roll.

This Week on The Dime: 

Colorado Sports: Rooting for the Home Team on a Budget

The Cost of Opting In: The Slippery Slope of Overdraft Fees

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
6 Tricks Outlets use to Sell More Stuff by Julie Hills on BargainBabe
Outlet malls might appear to be ripe with killer deals, but not every deal is a good one. Find out what you should look for and what is best to avoid.

Gimme a Break: 101 Frugal Ways to Relax by Emily Co on PopSugar
Before you spend a fortune on a massage, check out this extensive list of other, far more frugal, ways to relax. Then you won’t have to stress about money afterwards.

11 Frugal ways to Entertain Your Family by Allison Martin on MoneyNing
Looking for things to do this weekend? Leave your wallet at home and try these free, family-friendly activities instead.

Money Management:
How Long Different Credit Flaws Stay on Your Report by Amanda Grossman on TwoCents
How long will hard credit inquiries stay on your credit report? Or how about bankruptcies? This post lays it all out.

3 Myths About Buying Your First Home by Eric Roberge on BeyondYourHammock
There are several prevailing thought patterns in our society that convince many people they should own a home. Make sure you don’t believe these myths before signing on the dotted line.

Physical Restraints to Help Shopaholics Stop Spending Money by Amanda on FrugalConfessions
Sometimes it takes more than willpower to stop bad spending habits. These physical barriers will make spending far harder than it’s worth.

Food For Thought:
Comparing Ourselves to Others Leads to Foolish Financial Choices by Brent Esplin on TheMicawberPrincipleBlog
The Harvard study cited in this post will make you think twice about the decisions you make as a result of comparing your financial situation to others.

Behind the Scenes of a Happy Frugal Marriage on TheFrugalWoods
If you’re wondering how money can ever be a peaceful topic of conversation in your household, read this post. Every couple is different, but it’s always good to get a little advice.