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.

The Best Interest Rates for September 2015

Best Interest Rates 2015 (2)

Finding the best interest rate 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 arortgages 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: September 2, 2015

3 Reasons to Cheer a Stock Market Crash

3 Reasons to Cheer a Falling Stock Market

The stock market has been on a roller coaster ride this month. Just over a week ago the S&P 500 fell from over 2,100 to below 1,900, a drop of more than 10%. Then it recovered to finish last week at just under 2,000. What a ride! The financial press had a field day. Here […]

Published or Updated: August 31, 2015

The Perfect Asset Allocation Plan

The Perfect Asset Allocation Plan

All to often we make investing far more complicated than it really is. I was guilty of this when I first started investing back in 1993. Like the search for the Holy Grail, I was convinced that there was a perfect asset allocation plan. And I searched for it. I spent hours upon hours trying […]

Published or Updated: August 28, 2015

How to Invest During Retirement – An Interview with Dr. Wade Pfau

How to Invest During Retirement

Imagine you spend 30 or 40 years saving and investing for retirement. With a long investing horizon, you stick with an aggressive asset allocation of 70% or more in equities. Now it’s time to retire and start spending some of your wealth. How should you invest? It’s a tricky issue. On the one hand you […]

Published or Updated: September 2, 2015

Chase Bank Checking and Savings Cash Bonus Deals (up to $300)

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Chase Bank is offering some excellent cash bonuses on new checking and savings accounts. You can earn a $300 bonus when you open a Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account* and set up direct deposit**; a $150 bonus when you open a Chase Total Checking® account* and set up direct deposit**; and a $100 bonus when you open a Chase […]

Published or Updated: August 13, 2015

A Free Service To Manage Your Child’s College Fund

Free Service to Manage Your Child's College Fund

Investing for a child’s education is not for the faint of heart. It’s much harder than investing for retirement. With retirement you have decades to plan, adjust investment choices, and to address any financial mistakes you’ve made. Saving for college doesn’t offer such luxuries. What’s particularly challenging with investing for a child’s education is the […]

Published or Updated: August 3, 2015

6 Websites to Help You Find the Cheapest Textbooks

6 Websites to Buy and Sell College Text Books

Students spend thousands on textbooks. It doesn’t matter what field you’re studying. Literature? You’ve got to buy thirty-five novels for every class. Science or math major? Textbooks for these classes routinely cost upwards of $100 or more. But there are ways to get ahead of the curve on textbooks, and great ways to save money. […]

Published or Updated: July 27, 2015

How To Apply ‘Getting Things Done’ To Your Finances

How to Apply "Getting Things Done" to Your Finances

Recently I read the 2015 edition of David Allen’s widely popular book, Getting Things Done—The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. The previous edition was an eye-opener for me, although to be honest, I didn’t implement his system. This time is different. I’ve jumped head first into the GTD cult. In this article I’m going to walk […]

Published or Updated: July 23, 2015

The Ultimate Retirement Calculator (and it’s free)

Ulitmate Retirement Calculator

Personal Capital first introduced what is by far the best financial dashboard I’ve used. It’s a free online tool that tracks everything from your bank accounts to your investments. It comes with great graphs and charts that show your asset allocation, investing costs, and cash flow. Now they’ve introduced an equally impressive retirement calculator. I […]

Published or Updated: July 9, 2015