The Best Interest Rates for February 2016

Finding the best interest rates 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 the […]

Published or Updated: February 6, 2016

Capital One 360 Bonus Offer

We’ve talked about Capital One 360 here at the Dough Roller. It’s the bank I use for savings, checking, and for our children. You can read about my experience with the bank in this review. Today Capital One 360 has gotten even better. For a limited time they are offering a bonus of up to $500 […]

Published or Updated: January 15, 2016

Chase Bank Checking and Savings Cash Bonus Deals (up to $300)

Chase Bank is offering some excellent cash bonuses on new checking and savings accounts. You can earn a $300 bonus when you open a Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account and set up direct deposit; a $150 bonus when you open a Chase Total Checking® account and set up direct deposit; and a $100 bonus when you open a Chase […]

Published or Updated: January 14, 2016

Best Online Banks of 2016

With more online banks available now than ever before, finding the best online bank has never been easier. In this article, we’ll explain how online banks work, whether or not they are safe, and compare how they differ from traditional banks. We’ll also explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of using online banks as […]

Published or Updated: February 6, 2016

American Express Bank Review

American Express is best known for its award winning credit cards. I’ve carried an Amex card for years and enjoy the excellent travel benefits it offers. What many don’t know, however, is that American Express also offers an online bank with competitive interest rates. American Express Bank, FSB is an FDIC insured online bank (FDIC […]

Published or Updated: November 24, 2015

Online vs. Traditional Banking: Which is Better?

According to credit behemoth Discover, 82% of U.S. customers used online banking in the last 30 days. But they aren’t just using a standalone computer for their banking needs; they’re turning to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to get the job done. In fact, according to recent data, the number of people banking on […]

Published or Updated: September 4, 2015

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

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

Synchrony Bank Review

Click here to go directly to Synchrony BankSynchrony 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, […]

Published or Updated: November 24, 2015

Capital One 360 Black Friday Cash Bonus Deal

Update: This offer has expired. You’ll find current banking promotions on our bank bonus page. Capital one 360 has just launched a limited time Black Friday sale. From November 28th at 12 am ET to December 1st at 11:59 pm ET, earn bonus cash when you open a new 360 Checking® account or 360 Savings® […]

Published or Updated: December 1, 2015

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