The Dime Roll: Debt vs Retirement, Broke Athletes, Freezer Meals & More

February 20, 2015

When does it cost more to remain a loyal customer? How should you juggle debt repayment and saving for retirement? What should house hunting millennials know about the home buying process? Find answers to those questions and MANY more in this week's Dime Roll!

This Week on The Dime: 

Teacher’s Side Gig Has Her Students Acting Out

Are You Driving Without a Spare Tire?

Have You Seen It? New Digs, Even More Great Information

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
Love Bargains? How to Get the Best Deals at Flea Markets by Lisa Rowan via ThePennyHoarder
It may not quite be flea market weather yet, but it’s really just around the corner. And with these great tips, you’ll be fully prepared to score some awesome deals.

When Customer Loyalty Doesn’t Pay by Cameron Huddleston via Kiplinger
After recently getting a bill for my car insurance, I realized it’s one area where customer loyalty doesn’t mean much. This post offers a few other times when it’s probably better to shop around.

17 Freezer Meal Prep Sessions That Will Change Your Life by Kelly on NewLeafWellness
We recently covered the cost saving effects of meal planning, and one easy way to plan ahead is freezer cooking. I admit, I’ll be trying several of these recipes in an effort to get my food costs under control.

Money Management:
Debt vs. Retirement: How Much to Put Toward Each by Laura Shin via Forbes
Debt repayment requires a lion’s share of your income, but you know you should be socking away money for retirement at the same time. What do you do? Read this.

10 Ways to Keep Debt Contained in 2015 by Steve Bucci via Bankrate
Looking for ways to keep your financial house in order this year? This post offers some great tips about protecting your identity and cleaning up your credit.

Millennials Join the House Hunt by Hadley Malcolm via CNBC
More millennials are jumping into the housing market, but the process is more complicated than many of them thought it would be. If you’re in this boat, here are some things you should know.

Food For Thought:
10 Pro Athletes Who Earned Millions…Then Lost It All by Ahsley Barnett via MoneyUnder30
I admit, I have a sick fascination with the idea that you could make millions and end up bankrupt – and that’s exactly the situation these athletes find themselves in.

Everything You Need to Know About Listening to Podcasts, My Favorite Free Form of Entertainment by Trent Hamm via TheSimpleDollar
Ever since I listened to the Serial podcast, I’m hooked on them. If you’re looking for a quick, FREE way to stimulate your mind, read this.