The Dime Roll: DIY Gifts, Money Moves, Saying 'No,' & More

November 14, 2014

Trying to keep your budget in check this holiday season? You'll find tips to help, along with much more in this week's Dime Roll.

This Week on The Dime: 
Portability, Choice, Transparency: This Isn’t Your Grandparents’ Pension

Veterans Day Heroes Are Close to Home

ThanksGIVING: How You Can Give Back This Holiday Season

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
100 of the Best DIY Gifts Ever by Emily Co on POPSUGAR
Don’t want to spend a bundle on pricey gifts this year? This list of DIY gifts is so comprehensive, there’s no way you won’t find something for every person on your list.

A Couple Websites That May Help Lower Your Medical Bills by Aaron on ThreeThriftyGuys
Medical bills are among the toughest to contend with. If this is something you’re dealing with check out these sites. After all, every little bit counts.

How to Make the Most of Gifting Gift Cards by Jean Chatzky on Fortune
You may feel a twinge of guilt just giving gift cards, but studies show that’s what the majority of people on your list want. So drop the guilt and learn how you can really make the most of this purchase.

Money Management:
10 Money Moves You Need to Make Before the End of the Year by Damian Davila on Wisebread
You may have a lot on your plate this holiday season, but now is the perfect time to tie up those financial lose ends. Run through this list when you get a chance and you’ll be on much better footing come the New Year.

How I Track My Money (and Still Save) Without Using a Budget by Miranda Marquit on MoneyNing
When it comes to smart money management, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. So while strict budgeting might work for one person, it might not work for someone else. This post is a great example of that.

10 Best Personal-Finance Tools to Better Manage Your Money on Kiplinger
While you’re in the process of organizing your finances for the New Year, check out these awesome tools and resources to make the workload a bit easier.

Food For Thought:
1 in 5 Americans Would Choose Death Over Running Out of Retirement Money by Krystal Steinmetz on MoneyTalksNews
The results of a survey showing that many would choose death over destitution in retirement is almost as shocking as the stat from the same survey showing a whopping 34% have yet to save a dime for retirement.

When Your Plate is Too Full by Leo Babauta on zenhabits
This is the perfect reminder around the holidays – learn to say “no” to more things so you can give your full, undivided attention to the things that matter.