These 7 Unusual Employee Benefits Could Save You Big Money

Aliyyah Camp

When you’re evaluating a job offer, it’s important to look beyond just the salary and consider all the other benefits. We’re all familiar with the basic benefits that most employers offer: paid vacation/sick days, paid holidays, and health insurance. But employers are getting creative with the extra perks they provide to entice people to come […]

Published or Updated: May 26, 2016

Baby on the Way? How to Make a Money Plan for Your Maternity Leave

It’s a well-known fact that the United States sits rock bottom on the list when it comes to paid parental leave, compared to other developed nations. In many countries, moms (and sometimes even dads!) get paid leave of ten to thirty weeks, or even more. In the United States, though, new moms aren’t entitled to any paid […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2016

The Money Binder: How to Prepare Your Finances For Your Death

In many families one person handles the finances. In our case, I handle everything about our money from budgeting to investing. My wife has no interest in taking over this responsibility. And that presents a potential problem. What would my wife do should I get hit by a truck? How would she handle our investments? […]

Published or Updated: March 28, 2016

3 Money Rules that will Guarantee an Early Retirement

Chris Mamula

“I know all the rules but, the rules do not know me. Guaranteed” After listening to the 200th episode of the Dough Roller podcast, I answered the call to be a contributor to the website.  I will share my experiences with building wealth and becoming a DIY investor and tax planner to prepare for our […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2016

11 Ways to Save Money When Traveling Abroad

Mark Hull

I’ve been fortunate enough to have lived and traveled all across Europe for the past three years. I’ve visited 16 countries, walked the hallowed grounds of history’s battlefields, and reveled in the beauty of some of the greatest cities in the world. These new adventures sometimes came with never-before-made mistakes. I’ve made my fair share when […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2016

DR 125: A Podcast Listener Interviews . . . Me

It was bound to happen sooner or later. It started with an innocent email from a listener of the Dough Roller Money Podcast. They asked if I would dedicate a show to talking about . . . me. For better or worse, they wanted to know about the guy behind the mic. Do that triggered […]

Published or Updated: November 17, 2014

DR 065: How to Pass Your Digital Assets to Your Loved Ones When You Die

What happens to your Facebook account if you die? And would your relatives be able to access your online bank accounts, should the worst happen? What tools can you use to manage all the login credentials for these online accounts so that you can easily get them to the right people at the right time? […]

Published or Updated: October 10, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

How many Americans would you guess are self-employed? One out of 10? One out of five? It’s actually about one out of three. According to the Freelancers Union, 42 million people identify as independent workers, which includes freelancers as well as consultants, traditional business owners and independent contractors. Many more Americans likely wonder if they should […]

Published or Updated: April 8, 2013

Current Money Exchange Rates

There are two primary reasons why you would care about current exchange rates.  Either you’re planning to leave the country and need to budget the amount of money you have against the other countries economy, or you’ve done some investing and exchange rates dictate the profit you can make.  I’ve never had the pleasure of […]

Published or Updated: February 1, 2012

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