4 Reasons YNAB Beats Mint Hands Down

After months of debating whether to pay $60 for budgeting software, I finally took the plunge and bought You Need a Budget (YNAB). For years, I’ve used Mint. I appreciate its slick graphical interface and that it automatically syncs with my accounts. With that said, in the last few weeks, I’ve become more and more of […]


DR 005: 6 Accelerators to Improve Retirement Preparedness with Fidelity’s John Sweeney

Preparing for retirement requires us to make a number of critical judgments. From how much we should be saving to how to invest our savings, these decisions will have a major impact on our ability to retire and the lifestyle we’ll enjoy during retirement. To that end, Fidelity has just released a new study on […]


6 Tools to Find Promo Codes for Just About Anything

You can save money on nearly anything with promo codes. Luckily, with the power of the internet, it’s now possible to quickly find promo codes for just about anything you might want to buy. Whether you’re on your way out the door to pick up some groceries, or considering a big ticket online purchase, these […]


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, […]