DR 037: 5 Steps to a Perfect Retirement Savings Plan

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This is the thirtieth 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. Yesterday was all about mortgages. In today’s podcast, we cover the basics of retirement accounts (401k, IRA, and Roth accounts). Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast is sponsored by […]

Published or Updated: July 29, 2014

8 Ways to Cultivate Generosity in Your Kids Over the Holidays

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You don’t need the zillions of toy-related commercials this time of year to remind you that it’s difficult to keep kids from turning into mindless consumers. What can we expect, when they’re constantly bombarded with more and more things to want or “need”? But you don’t have to throw in the towel on raising selfless, […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

How to Ditch Cable Without Starving for Entertainment

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Cable TV is expensive. It was that long ago when nobody paid for Television. Then cable TV came along in the 70s, and now most everybody is paying upwards of $100 or more for a gazillion channels few ever watch. So it wasn’t surprising when a reader recently asked about how to get rid of […]

Published or Updated: November 15, 2013

How Not to Spend $235,000+ to Raise a Child

Photo: xopherlance Every year since 1960, the USDA has released a report called “Expenditures on Children by Families.” Popularly, it’s known as something like “The Cost of Raising Children Report.” The report details how much families of different income levels spend on their kids in different areas. And it usually creates quite a stir, reminding […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

April 2008 in Review (250,000th Visitor Edition!)

April 2008 was another banner month for The Dough Roller in many respects. I’m happy to report that we had our 250,000th visitor to the site. I’m looking forward to the day when we have 250,000 each month! We’ve also added several features to the site, including polls to let you vote and see how […]

Published or Updated: March 23, 2012

Why Don’t More Americans Give a Damn About the Environment?

  Photo Credit: 708718Last week I launched a new blog called Energy Saving Gadgets. As the name suggests, the site is focused on eco-friendly gadgets of all kinds. I’ve written generally about how being energy efficient can save you money (check out Money Saving Tips and 20 Inexpensive Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills), but […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

How to outsource parenting: a guide to letting somebody else raise your child

When I started this blog nearly 1 year ago, there were two words I was certain I’d never utter on these hallowed pages — lactation consultant.  Yes, this is a very dark day for the dough roller.  Indeed, this is a very dark day for parenting.  Need a lactation consultant?  That will be $85 per […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012