The Dime Roll: Saving at Starbucks, Money Apps, Debt Payoff, & More

October 31, 2014

Still want your Starbucks splurge without the steep cost? Wondering what the best option is to pay off your debt? We've got you covered with this week's Dime Roll.

This Week on The Dime:
How the Economic Slowdown Effects 401(k) Contributions

Credit Scores: Everything You Need (or Want) to Know

Halloween Makeup for Scary Cheap

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:

Can You Save Money at Starbucks? – 8 Ways to Make it Happen by Kyle on RatherBeShopping
Starbucks may be a splurge, but it doesn’t have to be a splurge you skip – if you do it the right way. Here are some easy ways to save a few bucks and still enjoy that killer coffee.

11 Worst Things to Buy at Walmart by Cameron Huddleston on Kiplinger
Walmart might be deeply discounted, but not everything offered at this big box retailer is actually a deal. Find out what items you’d be better off getting elsewhere.

5 Ways to Save Money on School Lunches by Addi Ganley on MoneySavingMom
Sick of doling out cash for lunches your kids aren’t thrilled about anyways? Here are some easy ways to save while getting your kids excited about lunch again.

Money Management:
5 Apps Changing the Way We Spend Money by Koa Beck on DailyWorth
Our smart phones are undoubtedly changing the way we communicate, but it appears that they are changing the way we bank and spend money as well. These apps are certainly worth knowing about.

Debt Consolidation vs. Balance Transfer Cards: Which is Best? by Shannon Mcnay on ReadyForZero
If you’re struggling to figure out your debt payoff options, it’s essential to do your research. Start with this post.

IRA and 401(k) Changes Coming in 2015: Make the Most of Them by Robert Pagliarini on DailyFinance
The IRS recently announced the 2015 limits for IRA and 401(k) contributions and it looks like good news for super savers.  

Food For Thought:

The 5 Best ways to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Workday by Brittany Lyte on Wisebread
I’m guilty of checking out the last 10 minutes of my workday. But this could be the best time to get ready for the following day. Here’s how.

7 Money Conversations to Have With Your Kids by Michael F. Kay on Forbes
Many kids leave the house with little to no knowledge about how to handle their finances. Put your kids on the right track by using these conversation starters. They’ll thank you later. (Hopefully.)