The Dime Roll: Top Ten Most Terrible Holiday Gifts and How Kids Can Go From ‘Hangry’ to Focused

December 4, 2015
This holiday season, 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 volunteer opportunities all over the state and other ways for everyone to lend a hand or give back to the community this holiday season. 

Hopefully Black Friday and Cyber Monday didn’t hit your bank account too hard! If it did, we understand and have some tips on how you can save in other areas this holiday season, especially while entertaining and hosing holiday parties.

We have also extended our theme of ‘giving back’ during the holidays until the end of the year. Below you will find a few good ideas on things you can do to help those in need. We have all that, plus a bunch of good advice on planning for retirement, whether that’s tomorrow or 30 years from now. It’s all in this week’s Dime Roll.

This week on the Dime:

Top Ten Most Terrible Holiday Gifts

Food For Thought: From Hangry to Focused, One PowerSack at a Time

Employer Benefits: Making Saving for Retirement Easier

Upcoming Holiday Volunteer Opportunities:

Christmas Dinner Baskets - Volunteers needed to help clients sign-up for baskets on Dec. 14th and distribute their baskets (and gifts) on Dec. 21st. This project will be held at the VOA Mission at 2877 Lawrence St. Sign up Here or Contact 303-297-0408 X 13158.

Meals on Wheels - Help Deliver Meals on Wheels on Christmas Day or the Days surrounding Christmas! Meals on Wheels helps home bound seniors receive a nutritious meal. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Bo Partyka at or 303-297-0408 X 13111.

Personal Finance Tips:

4 Holiday Entertaining & Party Ideas on a Tight Budget by Amy Livingston via MoneyCrashers

When Fees Attack: Rolling Over A 401(k) Can Trigger Big-Time Charges via NPR

The 7 Credit Score Killers via Forbes

Food for Thought:

Gen X Wants Richer Retirement Benefits by Rebecca Moore via Plansponsor

Here’s What Living Cheaply in Another Country Looks Like by Holly Johnson via SimpleDollar

6 Financial Tips for Newlyweds by Robin McDaniel via Everything Finance