The Dime Roll: Cyber Monday, Food Waste, Deflation, & More

November 7, 2014

Find out when you should tackle your online holiday shopping, how to combat food waste, and so much more. Check it out.

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And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in November by Lindsay Sakraida on MoneyTalksNews
With Black Friday just around the corner, make sure you know what constitutes a good deal and a not so good deal.

Skip Cyber Monday: This Day Has the Best Online Deals by Krystina Gustafson on TodayMoney
Cyber Monday may be hailed as the best day for online shopping, but data shows it’s actually only the 4th best day for online deals. Find out which day ranked #1.

How FrugalWoods Say No to Food Waste on ClubThrifty
Wondering how you can lower your monthly grocery bill? Then it’s time to tackle food waste once and for all. Find out how to better utilize what you already have.

Money Management:
How and Why to Use a Zero-Sum Budget by Holly Johnson on TheSimpleDollar
What’s one of the best ways to take control of your spending? Give every dollar you have a specific job. That’s the idea behind zero-sum budgeting. If you haven’t heard about it, read this.

Consider Filing Taxes Separately When Married With Student Loans by Kristin Wong on TwoCents
This post serves as a good reminder to really look into your options when it comes to filing taxes – or making any financial decision for that matter.

Deflation Risk Ahead: But What’s So Bad About Falling Prices? by Dan Caplinger on DailyFinance
As consumers we’re usually thrilled when we see falling prices. But deflation isn’t necessarily a good thing. Find out why.

Food For Thought:
Skipping Vacation Won’t Get You a Bonus or a Raise, Study Finds by Bob Sullivan on MoneyTalksNews
Think that leaving your vacation days on the table will help you get ahead? Think again. A new study shows it actually does just the opposite.

What I Learned During Shopping Addiction Therapy by Lauren Bowling on LBeeAndTheMoneyTree
Some addictions are glaringly obvious. Others – like shopping – are usually less so. My guess is that more people struggle with this than would admit.