The Dime Roll: January Buys, Decluttering, Your Secret Number & More

January 9, 2015

There seemed to be a pervasive theme on personal finance blogs this week -- getting all aspects of your life in order for the New Year. So if you're ready for a little revamp, check out this week's roundup!

This Week on The Dime: 

Beating Debt: What Worked for Me

How to Defend Against the Post-Holiday Blues

Plummeting Gas Prices: What’s the Reason Behind It?    

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January by Lindsay Sakraida on MoneyTalksNews
If you’re looking to stock up on fitness gear or winter clothing, January is your month. Check out more deals and duds in this post.

64 Insanely Easy Ways to Save Money Around the House by Anna Newell Jones on AndThenWeSaved
Saving money can be relatively easy when you are committed to doing things just a little bit differently. Here is a whole host of ideas to get started.

5 Reasons to Reconsider Groupon and LivingSocial by Mel Bondar on DailyFinance
Many have written off Groupon and LivingSocial as a way to waste money – not save it. But don’t discount them just yet.

Money Management:
10 Free (or Almost!) Tolls and Resources for Creating a New 2015 Budget by Tim Lemke on Wisebread
Is 2015 your year to create and, hopefully, stick to a budget? Then you’ll want to check out these helpful resources.

Create a “Secret Number” to Make Your Financial Goal More Specific by Kristin Wong on TwoCents
We are far more likely to achieve financial goals if we have specific numbers attached to them. Here is an interesting idea for doing just that.

29 Actionable Financial Tips That Millennials Need to Take Right Now by Jeff Rose on GoodFinancialCents
Calling all millennials! Ready to tackle some major financial goals this year? Here is your blueprint to get started.

Food For Thought:
How to Declutter & Downsize Your Home Effectively – 9 Essential Tips by Laura Williams on MoneyCrashers
Decluttering is at the top of my to-do list this year and something tells me I’m not alone. This post is full of great tips I hadn’t considered.

Why I’m Turning My TV Off for 31 Days by Cait on BlondeOnABudget
I’ve always been suspicious that my TV is a major energy, time, and productivity suck – and I don’t even watch that much. This post is seriously making me consider a ban.