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How to Use a Health Savings Accounts to Save For Retirement

I‘ve recently received a couple of emails from readers about Health Savings Accounts. One comes from Robert, who writes: I would like you to cover HSAs in the future podcast. We just started using one, and we are getting confused and occasionally tripped up by some of the rules. And a podcast listener named Patrick […]

How to Hold Real Estate in an IRA

It often surprises people to learn that you can hold actual, physical real estate in an IRA. But really, it shouldn’t be much of a shock.  The IRS rules regarding investment choices within an IRA are amazingly broad. In fact, you can hold just about any investment in an IRA except for collectibles and life […]

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How to Explain a Unique Career History

In today’s workforce, the career “ladder” is an outdated concept. Modern careers tend to involve more lateral movement between roles, businesses, and segments, gathering experience and skills along the way. Some even include gaps of time between roles. This may be due to a layoff, or perhaps an intentional break from the job in order […]


FreedomPop: Is a Free Cell Phone Plan Too Good To Be True?

You may have heard the rage about the new cell phone service provider that offers free talk, text, and data. It’s called FreedomPop. When it first released, many news outlets covered the service from the angle of home users and domestic wireless users. Now, FreedomPop offers global cell phone service as well — a unique […]

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Money Ratios: Are You on Track to Retire Early… Or At All?

One of the biggest challenges in personal finance is figuring out whether you’re on track to retire when you want to retire. There are so many variables, ranging from how much you’ll save, the returns you’ll earn, and how much you will actually need during retirement. And then there are countless unknowns, chief among them […]


Why You Need to Worry About Asset Protection Planning

At its core, asset protection planning is about keeping your money and property safe from those who might take it from you via the legal system. Commonly, people engage in asset protection planning to minimize risk of loss from potential litigation, divorce, or to protect against would be creditors. In this article, we’ll cover asset […]


How to Set Up Your WordPress Website

Welcome to the fourth installment of our Dough Roller podcast series, How to Start an Online Business. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the first three installments, covering what it takes to run one, how to pick a topic, and picking your domain name. This week, I’m going to be […]


The Most Common Tax Deductions: What You Need to Know

Let’s face it: Fall is already upon us. By now, the kids are all back in school, the weather is changing (unless you’re here in California), and you’ve likely been enjoying your favorite pumpkin-flavored coffee beverage for a few weeks. Where did the year go? If you are anything like me, you have begun thinking […]

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The Best Interest Rates for October 2016

Finding the best interest rates is a lot easier today than it was even a few years ago. Here at Dough Roller we track rates on everything from checking and savings accounts to mortgages to CDs. It occurred to me, however, that there was no one single page on the site where you could find the […]


Lending Club Debt Consolidation Calculator Review

Lending Club is a peer-to-peer lending company, connecting borrowers and investors with one another in the financial equivalent of a dating site. Admittedly, they have a very good platform in place to facilitate this. What’s even more amazing, though, is that they continue to improve it by adding new loan programs and features. Recently, they […]


Credit Karma Review

The word karma can be defined as “the effects of a person’s actions that determine his or her destiny in his next incarnation.”  The idea of karma is most widely believed by those who follow Hinduism and Buddhism, but Credit Karma is something entirely different.  Unlike future incarnations, the effects of your actions in this […]

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