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.

Roth IRA Contribution and Income Limits for 2016

The IRS recently released its 2016 update to income and contribution limits for Roth IRAs. As detailed below, the contribution limits for a Roth IRA are unchanged for 2015—still $5,500. The catch-up contribution for those 50 or older, which is not indexed for inflation, remains $1,000. The income limits to qualify for a Roth IRA, […]

Published or Updated: May 19, 2016

Baby on the Way? How to Make a Money Plan for Your Maternity Leave

It’s a well-known fact that the United States sits rock bottom on the list when it comes to paid parental leave, compared to other developed nations. In many countries, moms (and sometimes even dads!) get paid leave of ten to thirty weeks, or even more. In the United States, though, new moms aren’t entitled to any paid […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2016

Book Review: What Do You Need to Know Before You Buy a House?

Recently, blog author and financial coach Jonathan White contacted us about the new book he’s releasing, A Tale of Two Houses. Interested in the premise of the book, we decided to give it a read. The Content Jonathan’s book starts out with an attention-catching introduction that points out how often home ownership becomes a burden instead […]

Published or Updated: May 7, 2016

How to Save Time and Money with these 7 Grocery Delivery Services

My family is fairly frugal when it comes to groceries. We don’t clip coupons or always shop sales, but we do come in well under the USDA’s moderate-cost food plan. However, we recently hit a super busy patch with renovating our home, working two full-time jobs, raising a preschooler, and gestating a baby on the […]

Published or Updated: May 9, 2016

Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card–50,000 Bonus Points Are Back

Update: For a limited time, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card is again offering a 50,000 point bonus for new card members. If you love to fly Southwest and travel often, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card might be the travel card for you. With excellent rewards and a great bonus option […]

Published or Updated: September 30, 2016

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: July 31, 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 Unlimited. According to, 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 […]

Published or Updated: October 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

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