The Dime Roll: March Buys, Online Banking, Strange Taxes, and More

February 27, 2015

Wondering what you can score a deal on in March? Or are you thinking about switching to an online bank? You'll find those topics and many (many) more in this week's Dime Roll!

This Week on The Dime: 

 Keeping Your Cash Under the Mattress? Put It Here Instead

4 Ways to Give Your Savings Account a Boost

Young Americans Bank: Teaching Colorado Kids How to Manage Their Dollars & Cents 

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
5 Discount Stores That Are More Expensive Than You Think by Brittany Lyte via WiseBread
This might not be a money saving tip right off the bat, but knowing what you should and shouldn’t buy at so-called discount retailers can certainly help your wallet in the long run.

10 Healthy Snacks You Can Make At Home for Less by Emily Lugg via Cheapism
Skip the vending machine and whip up a batch of these snacks instead. They will save you money and help your waistline.

Best Things to Buy in March by Lindsay Sakraida via MoneyTalksNews
It might not be the time to stock up on spring apparel, but apparently chocolate can be found at a discount. Check out what else you can save on in the month of March.

Money Management:
From Guilt to Sadness – How Emotions Affect Money Habits by Liz Weston via DailyWorth
Are you prone to resorting to retail therapy more often than your budget can handle? Your emotions can really wallop your finances if you let them.

20 Things You Should Know About Saving Money in Your 20s by Elyssa Kirkham via GOBankingRates
If you’re in your 20s and still trying to find your financial footing, read this post. It’s full of awesome tips for making your money work for you.

Best Deals in Online Banking, 2015 by Lisa Gerstner via Kiplinger
I’m a huge proponent of online banking after I was able to find a savings account with an interest rate far above any brick and mortar bank. If this is something you’re considering, check this out.

Food For Thought:
Millennials and Money: How Banks Are Missing the Mark by Shama  Hyder via Forbes
Millennials, with their skepticism of financial institutions and aversion to stepping into a bank branch, have really turned the industry on its’ head.

10 Strangest Ways States Tax You (or Don’t) by David Mulhbaum via DailyFinance
Did you know Alabama taxes playing cards as if they were a vice like alcohol or tobacco? Find out some other quirky facts about state taxes around the country.