Capital One 360 Black Friday Cash Bonus Deal

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Update: Although the Black Friday deal is over, Capital One 360 still offers some of the best interest rates available on savings and checking accounts and a $50 bonus when you open a checking account. You can check out my review of Capital One 360 or go straight to Capital One 360’s website for all […]

Published or Updated: December 6, 2013

20 Easy, Affordable DIY Holiday Gifts from Pinterest

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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 […]

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Published or Updated: November 27, 2013

DR 004: Obamacare FAQs with Nate Purpura of eHealth

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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 […]

Published or Updated: November 26, 2013

8 Ways to Cultivate Generosity in Your Kids Over the Holidays

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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, […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

5 Tips to Find the Best Cyber Monday Deals

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Holiday shopping season is almost upon us, and you, like many gift-givers, may be wondering how to get the best deals on all those gifts you need to buy. Savvy bargain shoppers have been working Black Friday for years, but you may be less familiar with how to get a great deal on Cyber Monday. […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

DR 003: How to Invest for Retirement with Rick Ferri

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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 […]

Published or Updated: November 27, 2013

5 Ways to Invest in Bitcoins

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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 […]

Published or Updated: November 22, 2013

9 Tools That Make Price Matching a Snap During the Holidays

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Holiday shopping is something of a competitive sport in the United States — even if you’re only competing against the last price you saw. We all spend more during the holiday shopping season, but that doesn’t mean we want to. In fact, many of us look for ways to limit the damage to our bank accounts. […]

Published or Updated: November 21, 2013

Alternatives to Healthcare.gov Coming Soon

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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 […]

Published or Updated: November 20, 2013