Abby HayesAbby Hayes is a freelance copywriter and blogger who writes on everything from personal finance to health and wellness. She spends her spare time bargain hunting and meal planning for her family of three.

A Review: How to Earn a $750 Bonus with Chase Ink

With the Chase Ink card, you could earn up to a $750 bonus, plus cash back on everyday purchases. These cards, targeted at business owners, are a great option if you’re a big business spender. But each has its own strengths, so read on to find out which Chase Ink card would work best for […]

Published or Updated: May 2, 2016

23 Excellent Ways to Save Time and Money with Amazon Echo

At $179.99, the Amazon Echo looks like a pricey toy, especially if you’ve got a smartphone that can do many of Echo’s tasks. Early reviews of the Echo were mixed, as Amazon’s version of Apple’s Siri, named Alexa, wasn’t as responsive as some had hoped. But, as should be expected of one of the most […]

Published or Updated: April 27, 2016

Is the Chase Freedom Unlimited Your Best Credit Card Option?

Chase recently introduced a new credit card to its line: the Chase Freedom UnlimitedSM. It’s got some unique benefits among standard rewards credit cards, which makes it a good option for many consumers. Here, we’ll dig into the benefits of this card, as well as some potential drawbacks. The Rewards The first thing most people […]

Published or Updated: April 18, 2016

31 Greatest Money Rules of Thumb You Need to Know

Rules of thumb are basically loose “rules” that apply broadly to many different situations. We talk about rules of thumb a lot here on Dough Roller. When it comes to personal finance, the key word is “personal.” There are no one-size-fits-all rules for running your budget, savings, retirement planning, or other aspects of your financial […]

Published or Updated: April 16, 2016

A Review: Is Chase Bank the Best Option for Your Money?

Shopping around for a new bank? Or maybe you just need an additional single-use checking account to keep your budget straight? While small banks and credit unions are a great option, don’t leave the big names off your list, either. Chase Bank is a big name in the industry, and they offer their customers quite […]

Published or Updated: May 31, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are also known as Flexible Spending Arrangements. These are limited-use accounts set up through an employer which allow you to save pre-tax dollars for specific types of expenses. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know about setting up and using a Flexible Spending Account.   Unlike Health Savings […]

Published or Updated: March 29, 2016

How to Save Big with Student Loan Refinancing

Until recently, student loans were about the only lending market in the U.S. that didn’t provide options for restructuring credit. You can refinance your mortgage. Refinance your car. Consolidate your credit cards. But can you refinance your student loans? Today, this just might be possible. I recently spoke with Brendan Coughlin, President of Consumer Lending […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2016

The Amex Everyday Card – How Does it Compare?

When it comes to choosing a credit card, my personal preference is for cards with good everyday spending rewards. If you don’t travel a lot or dine out frequently, a card that gives good rewards for gas, groceries, and other basic spending is a great option. That’s where the The Amex Everyday® Credit Card from […]

Published or Updated: May 31, 2016

6 Credit Cards with 0% Balance Transfer and Valuable Rewards

Some of the best 0% balance transfer cards offer no rewards. Some of the best rewards cards offer no 0% introductory rate. The Chase Slate is a good example of the first, offer 0% on balance transfers for 15 months with no transfer fee. The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is a good example of […]

Published or Updated: March 17, 2016

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