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Derek Brameyer

How to Earn 110,000 American Airlines Miles in 3 Months

How would you like to take a trip to Hawaii for two, for free? How about traveling to Europe, again for two, for free? Or a single luxurious round-trip first-class flight to an exotic destination in the Caribbean? I’m going to tell you how I accrued over 110,000 AA miles in just 3 months, which […]

How to Pick the Best Student Loan Repayment Plan

Just starting to pay back your student loans, or have you been making payments on them for years? Either way, it pays to understand federal student loan repayment plans. Even if your loan servicer has already set your monthly payments, you can choose to switch to a new repayment plan. This is especially helpful if […]

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5 Tax Perks to Hiring Your Child for Your Business

There are obvious benefits to hiring your child for your business. Teaching your child business skills and good work habits are certainly among them. Grooming your child to eventually take over the business is another obvious benefit. But there are also tax perks to hiring your child for your business. Here are five tax perks […]

A New Way to Analyze Your Investments

Interview with Founders of Investment Portfolio Analysis App–Draft

Recently I had the chance to speak with Brad Lawler and Jason St. Peter, founders of DraftApp.com. This app enables investors to evaluate the asset allocation of their portfolio and compare it to other portfolios of like-minded investors. Think of it as crowdsourcing your investment portfolio analysis. As described by the company, “The app allows […]

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How to Start a Website for a Home-Based Business

This post is sponsored by GoDaddy. The content and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone. So, you’ve decided to make the leap and become an entrepreneur? Maybe you’ve been in business for a while, or maybe you’ve recently decided to strike out on your own. Either way, congratulations! While the uncertainty of business (and your […]

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The Best Way to Save for College: UGMA vs 529 Plan

If you’ve seen the news lately, you’re probably aware that there is a student loan crisis happening in this country. Student loan debt is now estimated at over $1.3 trillion, with more than 40 million Americans carrying student loan debt. While the government tries to relieve some of the stress, there’s an even better way to pay for college […]

Now is the time for estate planning

11 Life Events That Tell You It’s Time to Get a Will

No one can predict the future, and life can change in an instant.  The evening news is full of stories about car accidents, train wrecks, and plane crashes.  And, apparently, death by selfie is on the rise.  So just like the boy scouts, everyone should be prepared. Being prepared includes the estate planning process, which […]

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The Best Interest Rates for February 2016

Finding the best interest rates is a lot easier today than it was even a few years ago. Here at Dough Roller we track rates on everything from checking and savings accounts to mortgages to CDs. It occurred to me, however, that there was no one single page on the site where you could find the […]

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HSA vs. FSA: Which is Best for You?

Consumer-driven healthcare plans are becoming more common, even with large employers who pay for some or most of their employees’ healthcare costs. These health plans are the kind that allow consumers to make more of their medical spending decisions. They also place more of the onus of paying for those decisions on the consumer. While these […]

Guide to filing 2015 taxes

Guide to Filing Your 2015 Income Taxes

For the 2015 income tax filing season, here is some important information that you will need to prepare your return. The list summarizes a number of common questions. Additional research may be needed to determine the degree to which each question applies to your personal situation. What are the key dates for the 2015 tax […]

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5 Coding Bootcamps That Can Land a 6-Figure Job

With the constant creation of new technologies in overdrive, and almost all of them revolving around the computer industry, it makes sense that computer related jobs are the rise. As a whole, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects computer occupations to grow by 12% over the next ten years. With demand for computer software […]

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