Best Interest Rates for September 2014

Best Interest Rates

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 mortgages to CDs. It occurred to me, however, that there was no one single page on the site where you could find […]

Published or Updated: August 30, 2014

Capital One 360 Financial Independence Days Sale (Just 4 Days)

You missed it! The annual promotion is now over. But you can still nab a $50 bonus when you open a 360 Checking® account. Capital One 360 has just launched a limited time Financial Independence Days Sale. From June 30, 2014 to July 3, 2014, earn bonus cash when you open a new 360 Checking® […]

Published or Updated: July 4, 2014

Synchrony Bank Review

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Synchrony Bank is a newcomer to the online banking market, and it offers an interesting blend of old-fashioned and high-tech banking. Like many online banks, it runs on a lightweight business model so it can offer lower fees and higher rates of return. Unlike online-only banks like Ally, Synchrony has a physical location in Bridgewater, […]

Published or Updated: June 30, 2014

Manilla to Close–Here are 5 Alternatives

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Manilla recently announced that they will be closing effective July 1, 2014. It’s unfortunate as Manilla provided a free and very unique service. In addition to tracking your bills, Manilla could also keep track of your explanation of benefit forms for several major health insurance companies. The notice really took me by surprise. I had […]

Published or Updated: May 25, 2014

5 Factors to Consider Before Using a HELOC for Your Emergency Fund

A reader named Brian asks whether it’s a sound move to use a home equity line of credit as an emergency fund: Rob, I enjoy your podcast, and I have great respect for your approach to personal finance. The 31-Day Money Challenge actually had me looking forward to my daily commute. I have a simple […]

Published or Updated: April 15, 2014

Capital One 360 Black Friday Cash Bonus Deal

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Update: Although the Black Friday deal is over, Capital One 360 still offers some of the best interest rates available on savings and checking accounts and a $50 bonus when you open a checking account. You can check out my review of Capital One 360 or go straight to Capital One 360′s website for all […]

Published or Updated: December 6, 2013

GE Capital Bank Review

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In January, 2013, GE Capital Bank acquired MetLife’s online bank, creating the new GE Capital Online Bank. This online bank offers great yields and several good Certificate of Deposit options, but a quick online search also turns up hundreds of customer complaints. So what’s the real deal? Is GE Capital Bank worth checking out? As […]

Published or Updated: September 25, 2013

Barclay’s Bank Review

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Voted one of the best banks in America by Money Magazine in 2012, Barclays Bank is a great option for a high-yield online savings account. Relatively new, Barclays’ online division for US customers offers some of the highest savings account yields out there. Even though Barclay’s online banking option is new, the bank itself is […]

Published or Updated: March 24, 2014

4 Options When You Can’t Open a Bank Account

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According to CNN Money, about 15% of bank account applicants are denied regular savings and checking accounts because of their banking history. Banks usually get information about this history from a company called ChexSystems, which maintains a file of information on your checking account history similar to your credit report. ChexSystems, which is governed by […]

Published or Updated: July 28, 2014