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DR 139: 3% Mortgages Are Back – Is This a Good Thing?

3% Mortgage

The 3% mortgage is back. After years of turmoil in the housing market and recriminations on whose to blame, the low down payment mortgage has surfaced again. The 3% mortgage will mean more flexibility for homebuyers, and in some cases, for those looking to refinance as well. Until now, borrowers had a choice between conventional […]

Published or Updated: December 17, 2014

DR 138: Interview with WealthFront CEO, Adam Nash

Adam Nash of Weatlh Front

Wealthfront is the largest and fastest growing automated investment service, with over $1.6 billion under management. And it all happened in just three years! I had a chance to interview Wealthfront CEO, Adam Nash. He shares his insights on the platform, and on investing in general. His educational background is in software and design, but […]

Published or Updated: December 16, 2014

DR 137: Interview with Todd Tresidder, a Former Hedge Fund Partner Who Retired at 35

Todd Tressider

When people talk about early retirement, they often mean at 50 or 55 – and sometimes as early as 45. But today’s podcast interview is with Todd Tresidder, a fascinating guy who managed to get out of the rat race at 35. I interviewed Todd about his life before retirement, what he’s been doing since, […]

Published or Updated: December 15, 2014

DR 136: 5 Reasons Robo Advisors are Worth the Cost

Robo Advisor Cost

As robo advisers grow in assets under management, more people are beginning to ask if using one is the right strategy. My last podcast on robo-advisors brought this email from a reader named Steve: The other timely podcast was the robo-advisor one. I’m in the process of helping my mom move her accounts from Morgan […]

Published or Updated: December 12, 2014

DR 135: How a Single Mom of Three is Achieving Financial Freedom–Interview with Christa Miller

Christa Miller

Imagine going to college while raising a young child. Imaging graduating from school with more than $200,000 in student loans. Imagine starting a new career as a single mom raising three children. Imagine tackling more than $15,000 in credit card debt. I give you Christa Miller. In today’s podcast she shares her story. We talk […]

Published or Updated: December 9, 2014

DR 133: Inbox Zero–A Simple Strategy to Conquer Your E-mail

Inbox Zero

Email is a real pain. Most of us have multiple email accounts. The inbox can easily pile up with junk, often resulting in important email getting lost or forgotten. For many, inbox zero is nothing but a pipe dream. This hit home for me recently.  I have four primary email accounts that I monitor.  One […]

Published or Updated: December 3, 2014

DR 132: Robo Advisors–The Pros and Cons

Robo Advisors

The first so called Robo Advisor I recall is Betterment. Several years ago I met its founder, Jon Stein, and recently interviewed him for the podcast. Since then I’ve used or evaluated Motif Investing, Acorns, Wealth Front, Future Advisors, and JemStep. I’ve also used extensively the free Financial Dashboard offered by Personal Capital. It was […]

Published or Updated: December 2, 2014

DR 131: Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses–An Interview with Fidelity’s Brian Hogan

Fidelity Small Business Retirement Plans

One of the biggest surprises for me as a blogger was the retirement plan options available to a small business owner. While a 401k maximum contribution is $17,500 (as of 2014) and an IRA is $5,500 (as of 2014), as a small business owner I can sock away more than $50,000 a year. It almost […]

Published or Updated: November 28, 2014

DR 130: The #1 Way to Save Money Is . . .

Save

The many ways to save money are limited only by our imagination. That’s why I asked the readers of the Dough Roller Newsletter their #1 money saving tip. In past weeks they have given some great replies to other questions: What is your favorite book about money? Where do you keep your emergency fund? What […]

Published or Updated: November 26, 2014