The 31-Day Money Challenge


As we begin a new year, it’s a good time to give our finances a makeover. So for the next 31 days, we are going to tackle just about every personal finance and investing topic one needs to get out of debt, to start investing, and to begin moving closer to financial freedom. There is […]

Published or Updated: March 7, 2014

What is Financial Freedom [with Jean Chatzky]

Financial Freedom

This is the first day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. In today’s podcast, we interview Jean Chatzky of the Today Show to gain a better understanding of what financial freedom is, how we can achieve it, and what […]

Published or Updated: May 16, 2015

DR 001: How to Make the Most of Veterans Benefits

Dough Roller Podcast--Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, I’m happy to announce the launch of the Dough Roller Podcast.  It’s been a long time in the making, and while I don’t have all the kinks worked out, it is off to a good start. To commemorate Veterans Day, in this first episode I interview Ryan Guina.  Ryan served in […]

Published or Updated: November 24, 2013

A Brief History of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Saving Time is the semi-annual ritual of setting our clocks one hour forward or back depending on the season. “Spring forward. . .fall back” is the familiar reminder of which direction we should adjust our clocks. But why do we have DST and where did it come from? It turns out that Daylight Saving […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2013

8 Awesome Online Forums for Personal Finance and Investing


Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time on personal finance and investing forums. As a blogger, forums are an excellent source of information. They let you know what questions people are asking about money. And the better forums have really thoughtful answers and resources. So I thought I’d share with you some of my […]

Published or Updated: September 23, 2013

The Definitive Financial Checkup for 30-Somethings (Part 1)

Average Wealth by Age

I get a lot of email from subscribers to our free weekly newsletter. It’s a great opportunity to connect with people and to share ideas about ways to improve our finances. Recently, a subscriber named Wanda emailed me with the following question: I am married and my husband and I are in our early thirties. […]

Published or Updated: April 23, 2015

Saving and Investing on Your Military Deployment

Saving Money on Military Deployment

This guest post comes from Spencer of Military Money Manual. This year I deployed for the first time with my squadron to a location in Southwest Asia. It was quite an adventure. I had a lot to learn about accomplishing our mission out there as well as all the opportunities for financial and personal growth […]

Published or Updated: September 9, 2013

5 Critical Financial Goals for 20-Somethings (Hint: One Goal Makes You ‘Poorer’)

Financial Goals

This guest post comes from my good friend Bob Lotich of, a personal finance blog with a mission to help you make, save, grow, and give money. I remember when I was 20 years old. I wasn’t financially savvy and ended up maxing out a credit card along with incurring other debts. It was […]

Published or Updated: September 5, 2013

Interview with Jean Chatzky (And Contest Announcement)

Jean Chatzky

Update: We have a winner! Congrats to Megan who won a free virtual personal finance class with Jean. For everybody else, you can still sign up for one or all of the six virtual personal finance classes with Jean Chatzky. This week I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Jean Chatzky. Jean is the financial […]

Published or Updated: September 8, 2013