The Dime Roll: Sibling Discounts, Simplifying Your Life, Millionaire Money Habits & More

December 12, 2014

This week's Dime Roll covers everything from awesome sibling discounts to what role gender plays in personal finance. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime: 

 5 Gifts Teachers Actually Want (and 4 They Don’t)

Colorado Staycations: Awesome Spots in Your Own Backyard

Creating a Cushion: How to Earn Extra Income for the Holidays & Beyond

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
5 Sibling Discounts You Simply Have to Ask For by Naomi Mannino on Bargaineering
Did you know that some colleges offer a “sibling discount” on tuition? Find out where else you can score this type of discount.

6 Things Not to Buy Before Christmas by Louis Ramirez on MoneyTalksNews
Thinking about revamping your wardrobe (or someone else’s) before Christmas? Apparel is just one thing you shouldn’t buy before December 25th. Find out what else you should hold out on.

Try These Tips to Save an Extra 10% or More on Purchases by Aaron on ThreeThriftyGuys
Sometimes saving money is simply a matter of thinking outside of the box. Here are a few ways to save that you might not have considered.

Money Management:
Student Loan Consolidation: Pros and Cons by Kristen Kuchar via TheSimpleDollar
If you are trying to remember the due dates on more than one student loan, you might be tempted to consolidate all of your loans into one larger loan. Before you pull the trigger, read this.

7 Ways to Pick the Bank That’s Right for You by Mikey Rox on Wisebread
When it comes to picking a bank, there is no shortage of options. If you need a little more direction to pick a financial institution that works for YOU, check out this post.

The Simple Action No One Does That Will Make You a Millionaire by Brandon Turner on BiggerPockets
Stable and lasting wealth isn’t just about how much you earn, it’s about ditching one habit that leaves so many of us with nothing at the end of each month.

Food For Thought:
5 Questions to Simplify Your Life During the Holidays by Leo Babauta on ZenHabits
The holidays are supposed to be a time to enjoy those we care about most but we often let it get bogged down by a long to-do list and obligatory gatherings we don’t really want to attend.  If you want to get your priorities in line and keep your stress in check, you’ll want to read this.

Women, Insecurity and Money: Overcoming the Confidence Gap by Kristin Wong on GetRichSlowly
How big of a role does gender play in personal finance and money management? This author looks at the insecurities she’s noticed in managing her own finances.