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8 Ways to Nab Free Hotel Stays

Traveling the world used to be a dream of mine, but it seemed like we’d never be able to afford it. Between the cost of airline tickets and hotel stays, each trip overseas would easily cost several thousand dollars. We thought it would take years to save up, and it would have…if we hadn’t discovered loyalty […]

This Woman Increased Her Credit Score 354 Points By Writing Letters

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: there’s no magic solution for increasing your credit score. With that said, you can take some fairly simple steps that might dramatically boost your score. One woman did, and she increased her score by a whopping 354 points! Melissa’s Story According to this story […]

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Best Interest Rates 2015 (2)

The Best Interest Rates for October 2015

Finding the best interest rate 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 […]

How to Get a Great Deal on a Used Car

14-Step Guide to Getting a Great Deal on a Used Car

With dozens of online tools and apps available to car buyers, finding a new car is easier than ever. But all the tools in the world can’t negotiate a great deal for you. If you’re going to find a good car at a good price, you need to be prepared before ever stepping foot onto a […]

Is P2P Lending a Good Investment?

Is P2P Lending a Good Investment?

If you’re tired of fixed rate investments that pay next to nothing, you may find salvation in the growing peer-to-peer lending (P2P) market. This type of investment comes with more risks than with those you’ll find elsewhere, but there’s potential for greater earnings as well. Before taking the plunge, however, it’s important to understand how […]

Car Insurance Definitions to Know

19 Car Insurance Terms You Need to Know

If you own and operate a vehicle, you are legally required to carry some sort of car insurance (or proof of financial responsibility) in almost every state. While the laws regarding coverage types and limits vary from state to state, you’ll need to at least meet the state minimum coverage requirements no matter where you live. […]

9 Tax Moves to Make Now

9 Tax Moves to Make Now

With the end of the year approaching, now is the perfect time to examine your tax situation from an investor’s perspective. After all, paying too much in taxes is the ultimate net-worth killer. Fortunately, some thoughtful end-of-year tax planning could result in you paying far less than you ever imagined. Here are nine tax moves […]

Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost

Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?

Pets make us smile. They make us crazy. They make us proud. For many people, a pet isn’t just a furry little companion to snuggle up to on the couch. They are part of the family. We love our pets, and businesses have found a way to cash in. Pets have become big business – […]

5 Options for Getting a Personal Loan

5 of the Best Personal Loan Rates

Not too long ago there was one option for those needing a personal loan – the local bank. The application process was long and tedious. It was difficult and time consuming to compare rates. And fees were often extremely high. P2P lending sites and other online financial institutions have changed the way we shop for […]

American Express Bank Review

American Express Bank Review

American Express is best known for its award winning credit cards. I’ve carried an Amex card for years and enjoy the excellent travel benefits it offers. What many don’t know, however, is that American Express also offers an online bank with competitive interest rates. American Express Bank, FSB is an FDIC insured online bank (FDIC […]

$5 Meal Plan Review

Make Meal Planning Easy: $5 Meal Plan Review

As a working mom trying to feed a picky husband and a pickier preschooler, meal planning is basically the bane of my existence. I’m always looking for a simpler, easier way to plan meals, grocery shop, and cook – without spending a fortune. At the same time, I want to be healthy, and I want […]

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