Ally Bank Just Raised (Then Dropped) Their Savings and MMA Interest Rate

For the past few years, the state of deposit interest rates has been nothing short of depressing.  Month after month, I’ve been forced to update our best online savings account page by reducing interest rates for every single bank and in some cases, interest rates have declined by more than 80%.  However, for the first […]

Published or Updated: August 22, 2013

ShareBuilder $50 New Account Bonus

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Even though our economy has yet to really get the ball rolling, Wall Street has seen a lot of recent success and investing has slowly but steadily picked up in 2011.  When trading stocks, it’s important to find an online discount broker with great tools and a low cost and that’s exactly what ShareBuilder provides.  […]

Published or Updated: January 18, 2012

Overcoming the Fear of Vacation

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I’ve met a good amount of people in my lifetime and no matter their race, religion, job, family, size or shape, every single one of them was afraid of something.  Statistics will show that most Americans fear public speaking and death the most however for me, it’s always been vacations.  You might be wondering if […]

Published or Updated: July 29, 2011

How To Find Low Cost Discount Dental Insurance

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As a child, I had what you might call a strange aspiration.  I wanted to become a dentist. Most kids hate going to the dentist because of  all the needles and drills, but twice a year I had a wide smile on my face because I knew that it was dental visit day. I would […]

Published or Updated: March 5, 2013

5 (Quit Your Day Job) Blogging Ideas

One of the best things about making a living online is the incredible diversity. The Dough Roller is of course about personal finance, investing, and money in general. But there are thousands of profitable topics just waiting for a creative, enthusiastic blogger to come along. So in this article we are going to look at […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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It seems every week, I hear of a new scandal involving a college athlete and the reason is always the same … money.  For the past few months, the NCAA has been digging their claws into USC and Ohio State, two of the most storied athletic institutions there are in college sports.   The consequences […]

Published or Updated: July 20, 2011

Wells Fargo Way2Save: Gimmick or Gold Mine?

When it comes to saving money, I’m a big believer in doing whatever it takes. If having too much tax taken out of your check each week so you get a big refund helps you save, do it. While you’ll lose interest on your money while Uncle Sam is holding on to it, that’s better […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Money Online

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I recently published an article describing how my wife and I paid off more than $200,000 in debt in five years. The post covered what you’d expect from an article on debt, including the importance of an emergency fund and avoiding credit card debt. But the secret weapon that really propelled us out of debt […]

Published or Updated: September 11, 2012

Prosper Raises Interest Rates by 2.5 Percent

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As an investor in both Lending Club and Prosper loans, I keep an eye on the interest rates that both p2p lenders charge. Interest rates for p2p lending present a bit of catch-22 for the industry. High rates attract investors, but turn away borrowers. Low rates do the opposite. So I was a bit surprised […]

Published or Updated: August 18, 2014