Income Percentile

What’s Your Income Percentile?

When babies are born, one of the first things they do is take their measurements. With those measurements, they can tell what percentile the baby is in, concerning height, weight and head circumference. The doctor then gives this information to the parents. Seemingly so they have conversation ammunition at their...

Dime Dad Family

The Cost of Raising Kids

There has been some exciting news around the Dime household this past month. We welcomed our second son to the family on June 13, 2018. It has been so much fun to take a little break and take care of a newborn again. Also, seeing our two-year-old adjust to becoming...

Bike-Commute

The Cost Of Commuting (Infographic)

The cost of commuting is more than just the price of gas. There are other factors at work when it comes to how you choose to get to and from work. There are those that think a long commute is unavoidable. After all, the average American commutes for nearly an...

Crib

5 Things You Shouldn’t Buy Used

If you've been reading this blog, you know that I am a huge fan of buying used. Buying something used saves money and gives the item a second chance. There are items, however, that you should insist on buying new. 5 Things To Buy New Mattress I understand that new...

Reel Lawnmower

Reel Lawnmowers are the Real Deal

Spring is here. The days are longer, the trees are blooming, and your grass could use its first trim of the year. You wake up early to be sure and beat the heat. You catch yourself being a little excited to give your yard a haircut. You pull out the...

House

Stock Market vs. Savings Account

Stock Market or Savings Account? When deciding where to put your money, the stock market vs. a savings account, there are a lot of questions you could ask. I recommend asking just one: When will I need to use the money? A lot of people instead get hung up on...

Barber Shop

Shave Money With a Safety Razor

This post about shaving with a safety razor is admittedly aimed more towards the men readers but hopefully you Dime Moms will find this topic of interest and at least somewhat applicable to your daily grooming habits. I know that for some, shaving is a relaxing, enjoyable ritual. It is...

commute

The Curse (and Cost) of Commuting

I want to focus our attention on a subject now that I feel like gets talked about both all the time, and not enough. The cost of commuting. Not only the commuting cost in dollars, but in time spent.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American daily commute...

Raleigh RX 2.0 Craigslist Photo

Why You Should Do All Your Shopping On Craigslist

Craigslist. Firstly, this place doesn't get enough credit for being the marketplace of the future. It's incredible that when we don't want something anymore, we can upload a photo to the internet and a little while later a stranger shows up and gives us money for it. REAL DOLLARS! Let's...