30 Things I Learned in My First 30 Days of Blogging

Thirty days ago I published the first article on The Dough Roller. At the time, I had no idea just how humbling the first 30 days of blogging can be. With that in mind, here are 30 things I’ve learned in my first 30 days of blogging: 1. It turns out, Furl is not something […]


Large Cap vs. Mid Cap vs. Small Cap Mutual Funds

Large cap vs. mid cap vs. small cap: What’s the difference, and why does it matter to an asset allocation plan and a well diversified portfolio? These are important questions for every investor to answer. So first, let’s talk about market capitalization, and then we’ll talk about why it matters. Market capitalization (or market cap, […]


$54 Million And The Pantsless Plaintiff–Whose to Blame?

This is a story about a man seeking a pound of flesh. If you haven’t heard, on Monday a judge threw out a lawsuit seeking $54 million for a pair of pants that a dry cleaners lost. To make matters worse, the pantsless plaintiff is an Administrative Law Judge. Now, in all fairness to him, […]


106th Edition of Carnival of Personal Finance

91 Ways to Wealth: The Carnival of Personal Finance, Epic Journey Edition is up at The Digerati Life. My article on How Half a Percent Can Ruin Your Retirement was included in the carnival. Thanks, Digerati Life. Here some of the articles I found particularly noteworth: When Can You Retire? @ Lazy Man and Money: […]


A Frugal Way to Buy a Mac or iPod

I‘m a Mac addict. And now that Macs use Intel chips and can run Windows, I’ll never buy another PC again. A few months back I bought a 20″ iMac and saved $200. How? I bought a refurbished iMac directly from Apple. It came with the same warranty as a full-priced iMac, was shipped to […]


Stocks vs Bonds

Understanding the differences between stocks vs bonds is critical to asset allocation. The allocation between stocks and bonds is one of the most significant indicators of the risks and rewards of an investment portfolio. A stock fund buys shares of publicly traded companies, each share representing a small, fractional ownership interest in the company that […]