March 2008 in Review

March 2008 was a great month at The Dough Roller. More than 40,000 folks stopped by to read an article or two, and to add to the discussion through comments. I also added a second writer to the staff. More about the mysterious “NL” in a later post, but she has written some great posts, […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

Here’s the Real Deal on Dave Ramsey and Debt

As much good as he does, Dave Ramsey drives me nuts with his views on debt. Dave Ramsey, as he readily admits, did some really stupid things with debt. Leveraged to the hilt on bad real estate deals, he went bust in a way most of us could never imagine. Even as a real estate […]

Published or Updated: February 13, 2013

8 Tricks to Stay Motivated to Get Out of Debt

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. –Winston Churchill Getting out of debt and saving money requires motivation. Lots of it. Motivation is that burning desire to better our lives and to achieve more than we have achieved thus far. Motivation may flow from a dissatisfaction […]

Published or Updated: July 31, 2013

Tracking Time with Firefox Extensions

Photo: firefoxrockfestival We all want to know how we’re spending our hard-earned dough (or, at least, we should want to know). Budgets are lauded as the ultimate financial tool because they tell us in detail how we’re spending our money. But what about our time? While the cliche that time is money may be overused, […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2013

Best of January and February 2008

Photo Credit: Wolfgang StaudtWelcome to the Best of January and February 2008. Here you’ll find the best articles, posts, tools, resources and news about money, finance and investing from the past two months. News and Analysis Are payday loans actually good for us? An Experimental Analysis of the Demand for Payday Loans (45 page pdf […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

ING Direct Orange Savings Account – $25 Bonus Referral

Important Update: We are currently out of ING Direct referral links. You can, however, check out our list of high yield savings account options. A great option is EverBank, which pledges that its rates are in the top 5%. You can learn more about EverBank’s online accounts and apply online at www.EverBank.com. Who wants a […]

Published or Updated: January 15, 2013

How to Stop a Debt Collector from Calling or Contacting You

Photo Credit: givepeasachance My wife and I recently received a call from a debt collection agency. They didn’t identify who they were in the voice mail or that they were calling to collect a debt. When we called back, some guy said he was with The Northland Group and claimed we owned some money on […]

Published or Updated: February 15, 2014

Get Paid to Interview for Jobs!??

  No, I’m not making this up. A new online service claims it will pay you to interview for jobs, on average $300 – $600 per interview. NotchUp is an online company that aims to take the hassle and cost out of placing “top-tier candidates” with employers. And it boasts that it has signed up […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

Idea Shower Firefox Extension: A Great Way to Store Online Information

The Internet offers a wealth of information about personal finance and investing. Whether its a news item, a new online tool you want to try out, or information to help make you a better investor, all this information can be overwhelming. I’ve tried everything from e-mailing a link to myself to using bookmarks, but somehow […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013