3 Ways to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck When You Donate to Charity

This time of year, you might be thinking about donating some of your money or your time to charity. You’re certainly not alone. According to Charity Navigator, total charitable giving in 2012 was about $316.23 billion in the United States, with about $223 billion of that from individuals. Many people do their giving over the […]

Published or Updated: December 27, 2013

Where to Get the Best Deals this Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is all about the deals. Everyone is looking for the best deals on gifts and the trappings of the holidays. So, where should you go to find the best deals of the holiday season? That depends on what you’re looking for. But here are a few things to try as you […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

Give the Gift of Experience: 6 Places to Find Discount Gift Cards

Gift cards are increasingly popular as gifts because they offer the recipient the chance to choose something that he or she really wants. If you put careful thought into the gift card you purchase, it’s possible to make it personal. A gift card to the recipient’s favorite restaurant or store, or a gift card to […]

Published or Updated: December 12, 2013

20 Easy, Affordable DIY Holiday Gifts from Pinterest

This holiday season, you may be looking to save some cash without skimping on gifts for friends and family members. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds with these easy-peasy, super-affordable DIY gift ideas we’ve collected from the treasure-trove that is Pinterest. I’ve carefully checked each of these gift-making tutorials, and they all […]

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Published or Updated: November 27, 2013

The Homeowner’s Guide to Money-Saving DIY Home Maintenance

*Please note that Dough Roller has no affiliation with the videos included in this 12-part series. We’ve simply selected what we think are the best videos available on YouTube for each of the home maintenance topics discussed below. There’s no doubt about it, being a homeowner is a big job. If you’ve rented in the […]

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Published or Updated: October 24, 2013

Price Matching Policies Made Simple for Top Retailers

Price matching can be a big money-saver, but you need to be able to navigate the fine print. For example, I saved more than 50 percent recently on a camera memory card purchase when Target matched Amazon’s $16.56 price, knocking down Target’s original price of $34.99. Ever better: I didn’t have to wait for shipping. […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

7 Ways to Save Money at Warehouse Clubs

Photo: vasta Warehouse clubs like Sam’s Club, Costco and BJ’s have been popular for years and are becoming even more so. The USDA says these stores account for about 16 percent of food sales in the U.S., as of 2011 — the largest share of the market next to traditional food stores like supermarkets and […]

Published or Updated: June 3, 2013

When You Need Self Storage, and When It’s a Terrible Investment

Photo: masanori_jpn According to the Self Storage Association, self storage has been one of the fastest-growing pieces of the U.S. commercial real estate industry for more than three decades. And it’s no surprise. We have a lot of stuff, and we like to keep it. That’s evident from these statistics from the association’s 2012 fact […]

Published or Updated: April 15, 2013

How to Save Money by Swtiching Electric Companies

Photo: paulinaclemente In my weekly newsletter (you can signup in the box in the right sidebar), we cover painless ways to save money. One of the tips we recently discussed was saving some dough by changing electric companies. The response from readers was amazing. I received countless emails from readers who had great insight into […]

Published or Updated: April 22, 2013

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