DR 125: A Podcast Listener Interviews . . . Me

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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

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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: May 16, 2014

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

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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

Collecting Money From Family and Friends is No Easy Task

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Lending money to family and friends is usually a complicated situation and one that most people try to avoid at all costs.  What? You mean you’ve already lent it? In that case, collecting on that loan really comes down to the type of relationship you have with the person and how serious you are about […]

Published or Updated: December 21, 2010

5 Tips on Giving Back This Holiday Season with a Tight Budget

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As the holiday season approaches (really, it will be here quicker than you know it), people are beginning to save and decide on their gift giving plan. With the economy having experienced some rough bumps this year, it’s uncertain how successful retailers will be this season. One thing is for certain, though: there has been and […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

It’s All About the New Benjamins

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The hundred dollar bill is a highly counterfeited piece of US currency, but starting in February of next year, printing fake bills will get a little bit harder. Back in April, treasury secretary Timothy Geithner announced a new $100 bill – one that would be considerably tougher for aspiring crooks to fake. According to a […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

How to Turn Mistakes into Opportunities (a real life example)

Mistakes. They are a part of life. We all make them. And mistakes when it comes to money are a fact of life. But like turning lemons into lemonade, we can either benefit from our mistakes and make the most of them, or we can run from them and pretend they don’t exist. This hit […]

Published or Updated: February 13, 2013

5 Steps To Conquering a Debilitating Fear of Change

Photo Credit: Shahram Sharif Fear of change can be a powerful, all-consuming force in our lives.  It can keep us from pursuing our dreams.  It can keep us in a destructive relationship.  And fear of change can cause us to make some really bad investing choices. I had to confront my own fear of change […]

Published or Updated: March 23, 2012