The Dime Roll: Stepping Stones to Self Sufficiency, Craft Beer, Volunteer Opportunities and More!

November 20, 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.

This week, we continue with our theme of “lending a hand” by providing you with different ways to get involved. We highlight a Denver-based non-profit that works to empower impoverished and chronically unemployed women by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency.

And since we’ve cleared up some of the confusion surrounding Craft Beers, it’s time to get out there and find out why it is such a big draw in Colorado. Plus, we have plenty of money management and saving tips in this week’s Dime Roll.

This week on the Dime:

Stepping Stones to Self Sufficiency: The Women’s Bean Project

Let’s Craft Some Beer, Colorado

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

Volunteering Opportunities in Colorado:

Operation Turkey is a team of volunteers – families, friends, and businesses- to cook, prepare, pack and deliver thousands of hot meals and provide other necessities to people in need.

Meals on Wheels is a program through Volunteers of America which helps home bound seniors receive nutritious meal, especially during the holidays.

Thanksgiving Turkey Drive is a program through the Denver Rescue Mission that feeds the homeless on Thanksgiving Day. Give cash, donate a turkey (at the Lawrence Street Shelter, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily) or simply, help spread the word!

Money Saving Tips:

5 Tips for Saving Money When Booking Holiday Travel at the Last Minute by Erica Lamberg via Bankrate

Top 10 Stores For Black Friday Deals: JC Penney, Kohl's Lead Pack by Clare O’Connor via Forbes

Food for Thought:

Americans' financial focus: Paying debt, rather than saving by Sheyna Steiner via Bankrate

Tuition Can't Keep Pace With Inflation as Colleges Struggle by Michael McDonald via Bloomberg