The Best Interest Rates for July 2015

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 arortgages 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: July 24, 2015

Capital One 360 Bonus Offer

Capital One 360 Mobile

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 […]

Published or Updated: July 28, 2015

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

Steven Streit of Green Dot

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

Synchrony Bank

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: July 24, 2015

Capital One 360 Black Friday Cash Bonus Deal

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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® savings account. Here are the details: 360 Checking®: Earn $100 bonus with fee-free checking How […]

Published or Updated: November 28, 2014

Manilla to Close–Here are 5 Alternatives

Finovera

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

GE Capital Bank Review

Coin Dropping Into Piggy Bank

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

Barclay Online Bank

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: April 28, 2015