The Dime Roll: Volunteering Families, Improving Your Credit Score, and 401(k) Fees

November 6, 2015
This November, The Dime is taking on the theme of giving back. We have dedicated a portion of our posts, including our weekly Dime Roll, to introducing volunteering opportunities all over the state and other ways for everyone to lend a hand or give back to the community.   

It's finally November and as much as you'd like to believe otherwise, the leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and we have begun to introduce different opportunities that people have to "lend a hand" in Colorado. This is, of course, in addition to some tips on paying attention to your 401(k), buying refurbished electronics, and improving your credit score. It's all in this week's Dime Roll.

This week on the Dime:

Lend a Paw in Colorado. Volunteer.

Do You Have the Gift of Negotiation? 

Check out these great volunteering opportunities in Colorado as well as financial tips we found across the Web.

Family Volunteering Opportunities in Colorado

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is a great way to bring the kids and show them what volunteering can do for others as well as themselves. Involve your kids as young as 6 and show them that volunteering can help the whole state.

Food Bank of the Rockies is always looking for volunteers to help feed people and build up the food banks. This is another opportunity to involve the family as kids as young as 14 can join their parents in helping.

Colorado Kids for Kids can help you show your kids what they can do for the underprivileged in the community. With lists of ideas including collecting clothing, school supplies, and more; they want to help your family help others.

Money Management

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score by Dana Dratch via Bankrate

Top 5 Personal Finance Tips for Recent College Graduates by Amy Freeman via Money Crashers

Food for Thought

When High Fees Stink Up Your 401(k), What Can You Do? by Chris Arnold via NPR

Should I Buy Refurbished Electronics? – How It’s Different From New & Used by Amy Livingston via Money Crashers