The Dime Roll: Great Kid Gifts for Less Than $10 and How to Prepare Financially for 2016

December 11, 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. 

As we approach the Holidays and the New Year, we have some advice on great gifts for kids that are under $10 as well as how to prepare yourself financially for 2016.

Meanwhile, in the spirit of giving back, we continue to list opportunities and ways you can donate your time and money to a good cause this holiday season.  It’s all included in this week’s Dime Roll!

This week on the Dime:

Lend a Hand at Craig Hospital

Back to the Basics: Social Security 101

Upcoming Holiday Volunteer Opportunities:

Florence Crittenton ServicesAdopt a Family over the holidays and help teen parents with basic necessities and gifts for their children.

Project C.U.R.E. Help people in developing countries this holiday season.  Kits for Kids is a great project for families, coworkers and the community. Fill the “Kits” with healthcare supplies like band aids, ointments and more and allow Project C.U.R.E to ship them to families in need all around the world.

Personal Finance Tips:

Americans Making More Financial Resolutions for 2016 by Rebecca Moore via Plansponsor

13 Great Kid Gifts for Less Than $10 by Maryalene LaPonsie via MoneyTalksNews

Food for Thought:

4 Things You Need to Know About the Computer Chip in Your Debit/Credit Card by Travis Pizel via MoneyNing 

Planning for Maternity Leave – Length, Pay & Insurance Options by Maurie Beckman via MoneyCrashers

10 Best Ways to Make Money from Home (Legitimate) by Suzanne Kerns via MoneyCrashers