Person to Person Lending Challenge

Borrow or Lend Online

A quick Google search reveals that person to person (p2p) lending and borrowing is all the rage. From the Wall Street Journal to the Huffington Post, the media dissects the p2p industry. The two giants in the field are LendingClub and Prosper, as this chart from the above WSJ article aptly demonstrates: I’ve invested in […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

Can you contribute to a 401k and IRA?

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During the 31-Day Money Challenge, readers sent in a lot of great questions. One question from a reader named David is one I’ve received many times. Here it is: My 401k is maxed out for the year at 17,500 + 5,500. Can I also contribute a total of 6,500 to a conventional IRA with after-tax […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

Me vs. the S&P 500–2013 Edition

Investment Performance - February 2012

With the 31-Day Money Challenge having come to an end, I’m without excuses. Did I or did I not beat the S&P 500 index in 2013 with my stock picks? I’m a big believer in low cost, passive index mutual funds. Most of our investments are in Vanguard and Fidelity index funds that cost between […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

DR 038: The Dough Roller Podcast Listener Q&A Edition

Dough Roller Podcast--Veterans Day

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis is the last day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over the past 31 days, I’ve published 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday was talked about retirement accounts. In today’s podcast, we wrap up the series with a number of […]

Published or Updated: February 8, 2014

DR 037: 5 Steps to a Perfect Retirement Savings Plan

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis is the thirtieth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday was all about mortgages. In today’s podcast, we cover the basics of retirement accounts (401k, IRA, and Roth accounts). […]

Published or Updated: February 19, 2014

DR 036: 6 Mortgage Tips Every Future Homeowner Should Know

Mortgage Points

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis is the twenty-ninth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we looked at an how one couple built a 6-figure eCommerce business in under a year.. In today’s podcast, […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

DR 035: How to Start an Online eCommerce Business [Interview with Steve Chou]

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis is the twenty-eighth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we interviewed J. Money about how he earns money blogging. In today’s podcast, I interview Steve Chou about how […]

Published or Updated: January 31, 2014

DR 034: How to Earn Money with Side Hustles [A Case Study with J. Money]

Best Small Business Credit Cards

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis is the twenty-seventh day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we talked about term life insurance with CFP, Jeff Rose. In today’s podcast, I interview J. Money of BudgetsAreSexy.com […]

Published or Updated: January 31, 2014

DR 033: All About Term Life Insurance [Interview with Jeff Rose]

Life Insurance

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis is the twenty-sixth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we looked at an asset allocation tool called Jemstep. In today’s podcast, we talk about life insurance with Certified […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2014