Rob BergerRob Berger founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.

7 Free Tools to Help Aging Parents with Their Money

As your parents get older, they might appreciate a bit of help with managing their finances. Of course, many seniors are content to look after their finances by themselves and are more than capable of doing so. In some cases, however, aging parents need assistance paying bills and monitoring investments. If a parent does ask […]

Published or Updated: May 22, 2016

Chase Bank Checking and Savings Cash Bonus Deals (up to $400)

Chase Bank is offering some excellent cash bonuses on new checking and savings accounts. You can earn a $400 bonus when you open a Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account and set up direct deposit; a $200 bonus when you open a Chase Total Checking® account and set up direct deposit; and a $150 bonus when you open a Chase […]

Published or Updated: May 19, 2016

How to Evaluate an Investment Portfolio

Evaluating your investment portfolio is a critical task for DIY investors. That’s particularly true if you have an investment advisor manage your money and are now considering taking over the reins. That’s exactly the situation of a reader named Dave who emailed me recently. He’s five to 10 years away from retirement. His investments are […]

Published or Updated: May 2, 2016

The Best Interest Rates for May 2016

Finding the best interest rates is a lot easier today than it was even a few years ago. Here at Dough Roller we track rates on everything from checking and savings accounts to mortgages to CDs. It occurred to me, however, that there was no one single page on the site where you could find the […]

Published or Updated: May 1, 2016

Top Three Online Savings Accounts for Kids

One of the greatest gifts we can give a child is to teach them financial responsibility at a young age. And a savings account for children can go a long way in this effort. As my wife and I raise our two kids, now both teenagers, we can see just how important it is that […]

Published or Updated: April 30, 2016

5 Tax Moves to Make Now (Yes, After Tax Day)

With April 15th behind us, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. They shouldn’t be. If you only think about taxes at the beginning of April, you’re missing out. Making the right tax moves now – even after tax day – will help improve your tax situation next year. At a minimum, planning […]

Published or Updated: April 19, 2016

How to Read a Personal Finance Book the Right Way

Think of the last personal finance book you read. What did you get out of it? How did it change your life? What are you doing differently today with your finances as a result of reading the book? These are some of the questions I started asking myself as looked through my large collection of […]

Published or Updated: April 18, 2016

Finally, Investment Advice That Won’t Rob You Blind

The Department of Labor released its final regulation on what’s known as the Fiduciary Rule. The rule requires those offering paid financial advice on retirement accounts to put their client’s interests first. While at first glance the rule seems anything but objectionable, it raises some concerns. One key concern is cost. While fee-only advisors promote the […]

Published or Updated: April 10, 2016

How to Get An Extension of Time to File Your Tax Return

Recently I Interviewed Mark Steber, Chief Tax Officer at Jackson Hewitt. The interview focused on last-minute tax tips, but he also discussed some tips on how to file an extension of time for your income tax return. Filing for an extension is a simple process for the most part. That is, as long as you […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2016

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