The Dime Roll: New Mortgage Rules, Economic Abuse, Road Trips & More

January 30, 2015

Whether you're thinking about where you'll go for spring break, how to correctly file your taxes, or how to put together a killer Super Bowl party, we've got you covered. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime:
Savings Touchdown: Host a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

Colorado Myths You Could Have Sworn Were True (and Some That Actually Are)

Benefits of 529 Plans You Probably Didn’t Know About     

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
9 Best Road Trip Destinations in the USA on a Budget by Mary McCoy via MoneyCrashers
I don’t know about you, but I’m already dreaming of spring break destinations. With gas prices so low, these are some great road trips worth looking into.

10 Homemade Baking Mixes That Save Money and Time by Ashley Marcin via Wisebread
The best part about these mixes is being able to make them with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Not to mention that many are cheaper than store bought brands.

Free Football Party Printables + Homemade Stadium Snack Recipes by Jennifer Sbranti via Hostess With the Mostess
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend, you’ll want to check out these awesome FREE printables to make festive food serving containers.

Money Management:
1040, 1040A, 1040EZ: Which Tax Form Should You File? by Dan Caplinger via DailyFinance
Take the guess work out of filing your taxes and read this post. I know I need all the help I can get.

How to Read Your Investment Statements (and Actually Understand Them) by Kristin Wong via TwoCents
Investment statements are one of those things that many of us get in the mail, glance at, and toss to the side. They’re certainly not the easiest things to understand, but this post can help immensely.

Opinion: Millennials Can Finally Afford Homes with New Mortgage Rules by Damian Maldonado via MarketWatch
New changes in the mortgage industry (i.e. lower mortgage insurance premiums and lower minimum down payments) could make buying a house easier for some millennials.

Food For Thought:
Why You Should Tell Your Children How Much You Make by Ron Lieber via NewYorkTimes
Would you tell your kids how much money you make? This author argues it will increase their understanding about why we make the decisions we do. Don’t miss this article.

How Money is Used as a Weapon in Relationships by Anne Kates Smith via Kiplinger
While many people aren’t familiar with the term “economic abuse,” it’s an issue that’s prevalent in many relationships. If you suspect that you, or someone you know is dealing with this type of abuse, read this.