The Dough Roller is a blog about money. How to make it, give it, save it, and spend it in a way that moves us closer to financial independence.

We discuss everything from asset allocation to zero coupon bonds, from savings yields to real estate investing, and from raising financially fit kids to raising financially fit parents (yes, even our parents need raising now and again–at least mine do). Your comments are what make this blog interesting and are welcomed, encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Behind the Dough Roller

Rob Berger

Rob Berger founded the Dough Roller in May 2007. The mission of the Dough Roller is to help people make sense out of the ever more complicated world of personal finance, investing, and money management. What started out as a simple blog about money has turned into a website enjoyed by nearly 2 million visitors a year. Rob’s articles on personal finance have been syndicated to MSN Money, U.S. News & World Report, and Yahoo! Finance.

Rob has invested in the stock market for nearly 20 years and real estate for more than eight. He holds a law degree from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in English from Evangel University. He lives in Virginia with his wife of more than 20 years, their two teenaged children, and their Shih Tzu, Sophie:



Michael has been part of DoughRoller.net since 2009 and became an instant expert at paying down debt when he amassed more than $225,000 of it obtaining a Mathematics undergraduate degree from the University of Miami. Enjoying the sunny skies of Miami, Michael works with most major US Banks on the development and marketing of their credit card products, which allows him to presents unique bonus offers to DoughRoller readers.

In the next few years, Michael plans to get married, buy a home in the northeast where the weather actually changes, and start a family (in that order). For now, he’s just putting every penny he has into paying off debt while rebuilding his credit score.


We cover just about every topic involving money:

Banking: From the best bank rates to making the most of CD ladders, we cover everything to help you make the most of your money:

Credit: A good credit score can help you save thousands of dollars on everything from home mortgages to credit cards to even auto insurance:

Credit Cards: From cash back to travel rewards to 0% intro offers, we cover some of the best credit card offers available:

Investing: Investing articles cover everything from the best discount brokers to retirement investing:

Personal Finance: From managing our money to developing good spending habits, we cover the entire scope of personal finance issues:

Retirement-Planning: It seems to be getting harder and harder to save for retirement. To help you get a head start on your golden years, you’ll find articles on everything from 401(k)s and IRAs to retirement investing and retirement living.

Smart Spending: One of the easiest ways to build wealth is to spend money smartly. From finding good deals to making every dollar last, we cover it all:

Published or Updated: April 6, 2013