20 Easy, Affordable DIY Holiday Gifts from Pinterest

This holiday season, you may be looking to save some cash without skimping on gifts for friends and family members. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds with these easy-peasy, super-affordable DIY gift ideas we’ve collected from the treasure-trove that is Pinterest. I’ve carefully checked each of these gift-making tutorials, and they all […]


DR 004: Obamacare FAQs with Nate Purpura of eHealth

In this 4th episode of the Dough Roller Podcast, I interview Nate Purpura of eHealth. Nate and the folks at eHealth are experts when it comes to Obamacare. Given all of the questions and uncertainties surrounding the Affordable Care Act, I was thrilled when Nate agreed to come on the show. The Topics Covered on […]


8 Ways to Cultivate Generosity in Your Kids Over the Holidays

You don’t need the zillions of toy-related commercials this time of year to remind you that it’s difficult to keep kids from turning into mindless consumers. What can we expect, when they’re constantly bombarded with more and more things to want or “need”? But you don’t have to throw in the towel on raising selfless, […]


DR 003: How to Invest for Retirement with Rick Ferri

One of the best books on investing is All About Asset Allocation by Rick Ferri. He’s written several great investing books, but AAAA is my favorite. It’s a must read, particularly if you’re just starting out or want to learn more about passive investing. In October of this year at a personal finance bloggers conference […]


5 Ways to Invest in Bitcoins

Bitcoins, the most popular in a wave of electronic cryptocurrencies, are taking over the news these days. There’s the Norwegian guy who bought $27 in Bitcoins, only to find four years later, that his investment was worth nearly $1,000,000. Then there’s the first Bitcoin ATM, located inside a Vancouver, British Columbia, coffee shop. Some investors […]


Alternatives to Healthcare.gov Coming Soon

The rollout of the federal healthcare exchange website, Healthcare.gov, has been about as smooth as cottage cheese. It’s been nearly two months since the website launched, and I still cannot register and compare insurance plans. That’s the bad news. The good news is that change is coming. According to CNN: “Julie Bataille of the Centers […]