The Dime Roll: American Dream, Beauty Buys, Travel Tips, & More

March 27, 2015

Stuck in a financial rut? Wondering how you can cut costs on travel? We have solutions to those financial woes and so many more in this week's Dime Roll. Check it out.

This Week on The Dime: 

Cell Phone Plans Up the Ante With New Options

MyRA: New Account Option Takes a Stab at Retirement Security

The More You Make, the More You Need        

And other awesome content across the World Wide Web:

Money Saving Tips:

Why It’s Time to Book Travel Directly Again With Hotels, Airlines by Robert McGarvey via MainST
Next time you go to book your travel, you may want to think twice about just sticking with sites like Expedia and Travelocity. Hotels and airlines are now offering discounts directly to the customer instead of opting to pay a fee to the online travel agency.

7 Generic Beauty Buys Better Than the Expensive Originals by Brittany Lyte via Wisebread
Don’t get tricked into spending an exorbitant amount on beauty buys like mascara – it turns out the ingredients are the same no matter how much the total cost is.

Get Your Annual Credit Card Fee Waived By Simply Asking by Kristin Wong via TwoCents
Knowing I have a credit card fee coming up soon, this post caught my eye. Apparently many credit card companies will wave this fee if you simply ask, or if you threaten to cancel your card.

Money Management:

Use Intermittent Spending to Stay on Budget by Travis via EnemyOfDebt
I know the amount I spend – especially when buying groceries -- is directly related to how many times I visit the store. If I’m organized and limit my trips, I spend significantly less. This post made me consider using this as a new spending/saving strategy.

5 Solutions to Help You Get Out of a Financial Rut by Melanie Lockert via MoneyNing
Do you feel like you’re just spinning your wheels when it comes to repairing your financial picture? Read this post for a quick jumpstart.

Should You Co-Sign a Loan? by Kristen Kuchar via TheSimpleDollar
Before you lend a helping hand by signing on the dotted line, consider the implications and what you’d be on the hook for if the situation went awry. There’s nothing that could ruin a relationship quite like a co-signed loan.

Food For Thought:

The Wedding Industry’s Pricey Little Secret by Will Oremus via Slate
You’ve probably heard recently that the average cost of a wedding is at or above a WHOPPING $30,000. But is it really accurate? This post points out where that number came from and why it’s misleading.

I Achieved the American Dream – and It Was Awful by Darlena Cunha via DailyWorth
Owning a house has long been touted as the “American Dream.” But is having a white picket fence all it’s cracked up to be? This author’s story will make you think twice.