The Dime Roll: Spring Cleaning, Busyness, Buying a Mattress, & More

March 20, 2015

Whether you're dreaming of spring break, thinking your finances could use a little organizing, or you're guilty of being too busy, we have something for you in this week's Dime Roll. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime: 

Traveling for Spring Break? Consider Your Health

The Unbanked and Underbanked: Why Many Opt Out of the Banking System

Pedaling for Charity: Colorado’s Bike Scene Offers Plenty of Opportunities to Give Back     

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:
21 Apps That Will Keep You From Going Broke on Spring Break by Susan Shain via ThePennyHoarder
This post might be geared toward the worry-free college student, but there are still plenty of gems to help you save a bundle on your spring break adventure.

Best Times to Buy Big-Ticket Items by Cameron Huddleston via Kiplinger
Whether you’re wondering when to buy a plane ticket or a car, this post is full of expert tips to help you get the biggest bang for your buck.

10 Tips for Saving on Your Next Mattress by Julia Sonenshein via DailyWorth
With sneaky pricing tactics and lengthy negotiations, buying a mattress can sometimes be as big of a pain as buying a car. These tips can take away some of the pain.

Money Management:
How Loss Aversion Costs You Money by Amelia Josephson via SmartAsset
It’s human nature to care more about losses than wins, and that can sometimes make us do not-so-great things with our money. Here are just a few.

13 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances by Marilyn Lewis via MoneyTalksNews
Ready for a little spring cleaning? This post is full of great tips and ideas to help you organize your finances and streamline your life.

Should You Track Your Spending Manually? by Miranda Marquit via CashMoneyLife
While I was thrilled to find a few apps to help me track my spending, I’m not convinced I actually pay attention to the results as much as I should. This argument suggests that being more involved in the process can help.

Food For Thought:
Six Reasons You’d Be Happier If You Stopped Saying “Busy” by Megan Wycklendt via WashingtonPost
As Americans, we’re obsessed with busy – acting busy, telling people we’re busy, ensuring our schedules are filled to the brink with busyness. And it’s really not helping anyone.

Pare Down With the Declutter Habit by Leo Babauta via ZenHabits
Speaking of spring cleaning, now is the perfect time to declutter your space. You might not immediately see the correlation, but a clean, organized house can help you make more positive, well-thought out decisions with your money as well.