Interview with Green Dot’s Founder and CEO, Steven Streit

Steven Streit of Green Dot

A listener to the Dough Roller Money Podcast recently emailed me about online security. He wanted to know whether our online financial lives—think banking, investing, credit cards, and the like—are safe. And what happens if a hacker does manage to compromise are accounts? Are just out of luck? To begin answering this question, I interviewed […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2015

This Mom Created a 5-Figure eBay Business in Her Spare Time

How One Mom Makes a 5-Figure Income from eBay

Over the last decade, motivated individuals have invented plenty of creative ways to make money on the internet. One of the most popular strategies involves the online auction site, eBay. All over the web, you can find countless examples of people who have used eBay to build fortunes and even long-term sustainable businesses.   Many people […]

Published or Updated: May 16, 2015

10 Personal Finance Myths Busted

10 personal finance myths busted,

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something–Thomas Edison If you spend any time reading about personal finance, you’ve no doubt encountered a ton of rules. Whether it’s that credit cards are evil or that school loans are ‘good’ debt, these rules all have their place. A problem arises, however, if […]

Published or Updated: May 11, 2015

A Simple Trick to Increase Your Investment Returns Without Risk

Asset Location

Imagine if you could increase your investment returns without increasing your risk? Now imagine you can do this with very little effort – and at no cost. I know, it sounds like the start of a late night infomercial. It’s not; it’s what’s called asset location. Recently I received a voice mail message from a listener named […]

Published or Updated: May 7, 2015

8 Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Under $20

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to present some ideas for homemade, low cost gift ideas for mom. The problem is that I’m not really a “homemade, low cost gifts for mom” kind of guy. Fortunately, our daughter loves crafts. So I asked her to find some great gift ideas from Pinterest.  Here’s what […]

Published or Updated: May 6, 2015

The New Visa Clear Prepaid Program Simplifies Prepaid Card Fees

Visa Prepaid

Visa just simplified the confusing world of prepaid debit card fees. In order to help consumers avoid the complex maze of fees sometimes charged by prepaid cards, Visa recently announced a new designation for prepaid products with simple fee structures and no “gotchas.” The new set of standards, called the Visa Clear Prepaid Program, aims […]

Published or Updated: May 7, 2015

Republic Wireless Now Pays Customers for Unused Cellular Data

Republic Wireless Plans

Last month I reviewed Republic Wireless (How Republic Wireless Can Save You $10,976.76), and it generated a lot of interest. In general, the comments in response affirmed that Republic is on to something with its low prices and “hybrid calling technology”. But now there’s more on the Republic Wireless story, as if the package weren’t already attractive […]

Published or Updated: May 5, 2015

8 Ways to Avoid Emotional Investing

Emotional Investing

Investing is an emotional experience. With so much at stake, it can be an emotional roller coaster to watch the stock market gyrate from day to day. The topic of emotional investing came up in a recent email from a listener named Joe. He asked the following question: I’m a big fan of your newsletter and […]

Published or Updated: May 2, 2015

Personal Capital Releases Apple Watch App

Personal Capital Apple Watch App

Personal Capital revolutionized the free online financial dashboard. In one place you can now automatically track all of your investments, including retirement accounts. It shows your asset allocation and investing costs, and does so with amazing charts and graphs. All for free. Now the dashboard is available on the Apple Watch. The Personal Capital Apple […]

Published or Updated: May 15, 2015