The Dime Roll: iPhone Upgrades, Negotiating Tips, Credit Scores, & More

September 12, 2014

Thinking about upgrading to the newly-released iPhone 6? Trying to score a good deal on a new (or used) car? You'll find these topics and many more in this week's Dime Roll.

This Week on The Dime: 

Paying for Healthcare: How to Utilize a Health Savings Account

Unusual Things You Didn’t Know You Could Get at Costco

Learning for Life: FREE Online Resources to Increase Your Brain Power

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:

Upgrade Your iPhone to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus for Free or Cheap by Kelly Whalen on TheCentsibleLife
Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus this past week which means plenty of people will be scrambling to upgrade their phones. If this is your plan, make sure you know the most cost-effective route to take.

How to Get the Best Deal on a Car Loan by Marilyn Lewis on MoneyTalksNews
Thinking about buying a car? Make sure you have a plan for scoring the best deal possible. Start by reading this helpful post.

10 Little Words That Will Get You the Best Price, Every Time by Paul Michael on Wisebread
When it comes to negotiating, your words can pack a big punch. Try to incorporate these key words into your negotiating vocabulary and you’ll be sure to get the best deal possible.

Money Management:

Does Carrying a Balance Help or Hurt Your Credit Score? by Claire Murdough on ReadyForZero
There are plenty of myths out there about what can damage or boost your credit score. Find out once and for all what kind of impact carrying a balance has on your score.

Are You Spending Enough Time Planning Your Retirement? by Miranda Marquit on MoneySmartLife
A new study shows that people spend more time planning their next vacation than their retirement – unfortunately one lasts significantly longer than the other. Start to get proactive about creating your own retirement plan by reading this post.

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly (No Matter What You Owe) by Len Penzo on LenPenzodotcom
Credit card debt is a heavy burden to carry. Take control of it once and for all by following this simple, step-by-step guide.

Food For Thought:

How to Stop Making Excuses for Bad Financial Choices by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
Excuses are really just stumbling blocks we place in our way to getting where we want to go. If you’re ready to take control of your financial situation, it’s time to eliminate those excuses once and for all.

Value vs. Perception: Why You’re Paying More for These 8 Luxury Items by Koa Beck via DailyWorth
Sometimes, when it comes to purchases like wine or clothing, we believe that the pricier the item, the better the quality. The truth is, that’s not always the case.