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How to Determine Your 401(k) Fees

You are probably already figuring out how much money to contribute to your 401(k) plan every year. More than likely, you also spend time learning how best to invest the money. One thing many people neglect, however, are 401(k) fees. Small fee changes each year can make big differences in the performance of your plan […]

Derek Brameyer

When Should You Cancel Your Credit Card?

Credit cards are a great thing, when used properly. They provide fraud protection and the ability to build your credit, and many cards come with other great benefits like cash back or purchase protection. Properly applying for, using, and paying off a credit card is a critical financial responsibility. It’s also important to know when […]

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What to Do When You Made a Mistake on Your Taxes

I have an embarrassing confession to make: I forgot a W-2 on my 2015 taxes. True story. I write about this stuff for a living, and I completely left out an entire W-2 from my taxes. Oops. I discovered this mistake when my husband and I applied for a mortgage in April. I’d already filed the […]

Emergency Fund

Big Expense? How to Decide If It’s Emergency Fund-Worthy

According to a survey conducted by GOBankingRates, 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. This means if a financial emergency occurred, more than half of Americans couldn’t handle it simply with cash. They’d have to rely on credit, borrowing money from friends/family, or even dipping into their retirement accounts to cover a financial […]

Side Hustle

How to Earn Extra Income and Have More Fun With a Side Hustle

Personal finance is simple, right? Spend less than you earn, invest the rest wisely, and grow rich. It does not get much easier than that. So why are we not all millionaires living life on our own terms? Often, people get caught up in misconception that success is extremely complicated or requires great sacrifice. While […]

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Want to Be Your Own Boss? Here’s How to Make the Transition

If you’re ready to take the leap to leave your day job and start your own business, the process may seem simple. After all, you just need to quit your job and start working for yourself, right? Not so fast. Although you may already have a side hustle, being a full-time entrepreneur is a whole […]

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Can I Retire Yet? How This Book Can Help You Answer

Can I retire yet? It is a question you have likely asked yourself, or will eventually ask. For some of us approaching the decision, it is a question we ask daily. Finding the right answer for you is vital. If you are overly optimistic and retire too soon, you risk running out of money before […]

529 Prepaid Tuition Plans

How to Decide If 529 Prepaid Tuition Plans Are Right For You

If you’ve done much research about saving for your child’s college education, you’ve likely heard of 529 (or prepaid tuition) plans. These plans offer a tax-advantaged option to save specifically for future college expenses. Typical 529 plans operate similarly to IRAs. You put money in, sometimes netting a state tax benefit, though not a federal […]

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The Best Interest Rates for August 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 […]

Millennials

When Should Millennials Take Out a Life Insurance Policy?

Life insurance is often perceived as one of those things that is decidedly “adult.”  A life insurance policy can seem like a strange thing to millennials — something to put off for years, or even decades. For most 20-somethings, a life insurance policy may be an afterthought. It’s still important to understand what it is, […]

How to Write a Great Cover Letter

How to Write an Eye Catching Cover Letter and Why It Matters

If you think the cover letter died a slow death when we moved to online applications, think again. While they may not be the trendiest, cover letters are not rolling over dead just yet. It is true that some companies are thought to ignore cover letters and focus solely on the resume and any specific […]

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