How Smarter Money Management Can Make You a Cool $826.75 in 10 Minutes

This post is a story about how I made $826.75 in about 10 minutes this morning, and more importantly, how you can, too. This post is also about following the Dough Roller on Twitter, but more about that in a moment. Let’s first get to the money part of this post, which is an example […]


7 Unexpected Ways Your Credit Score Affects Your Finances

We all know just how important our credit score is when we apply for a loan. High credit scores get approved, while low scores do not, subject to other factors of course. But as it turns out, your credit score and credit history affect a lot more than whether you get approved for a loan. […]


Do You Follow the 50-50 Rule of Mutual Fund Investing?

Picking mutual funds to entrust your hard earned cash can often feel like a crap shoot. The experts tell us not to look at past results, but let’s be honest, it’s the first thing most of us look at. And if past results are not an indicator of future performance, why are past results plastered […]


Mutual Fund Investing That Costs Nothing, Nada, Zip (Free!)

What do Home Depot, Anheuser Busch, and Carmax have in common? Here’s a hint: Bank of America, American Express, and General Electric have the same thing in common. The answer is they are all investments by a “mutual fund” that does not charge you a load fee or annual expenses. You’ve no doubt heard of […]


97 New Ways to Save Money (from DR Readers)

Several years ago I wrote an article about 51 painless money saving tips. It was a simple enough article with a bunch of ideas on how to save some money without making huge sacrifices. The response was stupendous. There have been countless comments to the article, and the article has been viewed by more than […]


How to Avoid the Infuriating Cost of Disorganization

Note: This post comes from my darling wife, Mrs. Dough. A few years ago, I was in charge of filing the insurance claims for our family. Somehow, slowly, DR took over. This was probably because he had the forms at his office and they would occasionally change and one day he offered to take my […]