Archives for February 2012

Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) Revamped

Welcome to our week-long series on refinancing your mortgage. In this second of five articles, we look at the Home Affordable Refinance Program, better known as HARP. As the real estate market hit bottom, it created a significant hurdle to refinancing–home values. Many homeowners owe more to the bank than the value of their home. […]

Published or Updated: April 13, 2016

When to Refinance Your Mortgage

Welcome to our week-long series on refinancing your mortgage. In this first of five articles, we look at when you should refinance. As I mentioned yesterday, my wife and I just closed on the refinancing our mortgage. We purchased our current home in 2004 and obtained a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 5.625%. We are […]

Published or Updated: April 13, 2016

A Guide to Refinancing Your Mortgage

I‘ve been in the middle of a refinancing frenzy. Last week my wife and I closed on a second refi in under 12 months on our home. We brought our rate down from 5.625% to 3.875% on a 30-year fixed. And my business partner and I are in the middle of refinancing three rental properties. […]

Published or Updated: April 2, 2013

Saturday Night at the Movies: Declaring War on Bad Debt (Braveheart)

Saturday Night at the Movies uses great films to explore some aspect of personal finance. Published Saturdays at 7 PM, get your front row seat by subscribing to The Dough Roller. Sir William Wallace was born in the 1270s (the exact date is disputed). Barely reaching the age of 30 before his death, he led […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

How To Take Your Side Hustle Full-Time

Welcome to our week-long series on How to Earn Extra Income from a Side Hustle. In this final article, we look at how to turn your side hustle into a full time dream job. Let’s assume you have successfully found a rewarding niche and financially profitable side hustle. That’s impressive! While your initial motivation may […]

Published or Updated: February 7, 2012

Minimum Credit Score to Qualify for an FHA Loan

My sister recently signed a contract to buy a home. Given the market and interest rates, she got a great deal. And she’s financing the purchase with an FHA loan. So it seemed timely to talk about the minimum credit score you need to qualify for an FHA mortgage. As a quick review, an FHA […]

Published or Updated: February 9, 2012

50 Incredibly Useful Resources for Freelancers

Welcome to our week-long series on How to Earn Extra Income from a Side Hustle. In this fourth of five articles, we look at 50 resources every freelancer can use. Knowing where to find the right tools to help you get the job done is an important part of the Side Hustle process. The web […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2016

Side Hustle Comic Strip [Infographic]

Welcome to our week-long series on How to Earn Extra Income from a Side Hustle. Today we have a guest post and a comic strip infographic I know you’ll enjoy. Want to earn more money? Of course you do—that’s a silly question. Whether you’re earning $0 or $200,000, everyone could always use a little extra […]

Published or Updated: February 7, 2012

75 Ways To Make Money On The Side

Welcome to our week-long series on How to Earn Extra Income from a Side Hustle. In this third of five articles, we cover 75 ways to make a side income. In yesterday’s article we looked a 5 resources for side hustle ideas. Today we have come up with a list of practical ways to make […]

Published or Updated: January 1, 2013

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