The Dime Roll: Money Mind Tricks, Cash Spending, Meditation, & More

September 19, 2014

This week's Dime Roll covers everything from cheap and easy dinner ideas to the power of meditation when it comes to investing. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime: 

Investing 101: Mutual Funds vs Exchange Traded Funds

How to Score Ski and Snowboard Gear at a Discount

Finding Financial Bliss in Your Relationship

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:

Best Cheap and Easy Dinner Recipes by Michael Gardon on TheSimpleDollar
When it comes to cooking dinner (which is a rarity for me), I have two requirements – that the recipe be both cheap and easy. This list looks like a lifesaver to me.

Always Ask for the Special by Aaron on ThreeThriftyGuys
Sometimes a store or company will offer a discount if you just remember to ask. This post served as a great reminder of that for me.

Worst Things to Buy on Amazon by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
Amazon can definitely help you save on a wide variety of purchases. But there are a few things that will actually cost more if you go through this mega online retailer.

Money Management:

6 Fascinating Mind Tricks That Help You Save Money by Molly Triffin on DailyWorth
Our mind and the way we think about money can have a major impact on the size of our savings. These tricks can help you utilize your mind in a way that actually works to your advantage.

5 Questions to Help You Decide Whether to Save or Pay Off Debt by Kimberly Palmer on USNewsMoney
It’s tough to know where to allocate your money when you want to save but have a mountain of debt to tend to as well. These questions will help you decide which of the two should be your priority.

3 Reasons Cash is Still King (to Me) by Travis Pizel on MoneyNing
I am the worst offender when it comes to never having cash on hand. But this post reminded me that using cash to pay for discretionary spending can really simplify a budget.

Food For Thought:

Tons of Simple Hacks for Stuff You Do Every Day by Donna Freedman on MoneyTalksNews
I’m always a sucker for a good life hack. Check out some of these and you’ll be looking at common household items in a whole new light.
 
How Meditators Can Overcome Behavioral Finance Biases by Jason Voss on Enterprising Investor
Meditation can be hugely beneficial when it comes to quieting mind chatter, but this article points out something I had never considered before – how useful it is when it comes to managing money.