The Dime Roll: Cheap Cleaning, Discounted Gift Cards, Automation & More

November 21, 2014

This week's Dime Roll is chock-full of tips for saving money on holiday shopping, ways to streamline your finances and much more. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime: 

How to Extend the Life of Your Appliances

Creative Ways to Get (and Stay) Fit

Proven Tricks to Get Yourself to Save More Later

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
10 Cheap Households Staples That Double as Cleaning Supplies by Allison Martin on TheSimpleDollar
Whether you’ve run out of cleaning supplies and found yourself in a pinch, or you’re just looking for ways to save money, this helpful list is for you.

How We’re Saving Money on Christmas Shopping This Year by Joanna on OurFreakingBudget
This post has some great recommendations for deal and price comparison apps plus some other great tips for saving on holiday shopping.

Raise Lets You Buy Discounted Gift Cards to Use Instantly In-Store by Kristin Wong on TwoCents
You may have heard of sites that sell discounted gift cards, but now there’s an app that not only lets you buy said cards, but you can buy them from your phone and use them right away. Talk about a killer deal.

Money Management:
5 Ways to Automate Your Finances by Mikey Rox on Wisebread
I’m a big believer in automating certain parts of my financial life to ensure they run smoothly (like 401(k) contributions, savings, paying certain bills, etc.).  Find out in what ways you could make an automated system work for you.

Retirement Planning for Women: Strategies for a Secure Retirement by Suba Iyer on FiveCentNickel
Sixty-eight percent of the elderly poor are women. This startling statistic is a sobering reminder that retirement planning needs to be an integral part of our lives at every life stage.

4 Weird Reasons Your Credit Score is Low by Miranda Marquit on Quizzle
I recently covered some of the more quirky reasons a credit score might be low, but here are some more run-of-the-mill reasons that you may want to look into.

Food For Thought:
9 Surprising Things That Are Taxable by Sandra Block on Kiplinger
Did you know that finding buried treasure could come with a hefty tax bill attached? Find out what other (odd) things the IRS can collect on.

Home Affordability for Metro Denver Middle Class Slipping Away by Howard Pankratz  on DenverPost
As housing prices in metro Denver continue to increase and wages struggle to keep up, home ownership has slipped out of reach for many families.