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Real Estate Versus Stocks: Where Should Your Nest Egg Go?

There is a debate that comes up often when discussing long-term investing. Are real estate ventures or stocks the better choice for investing, either for early retirement or financial freedom? Let’s take a look at the rates of return on investment in both stocks and real estate, and see how they compare. The Long-term Performance […]

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Pros and Cons of Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

Think about how much you paid per-minute on your first cell phone. Quite a bit, right? It seems as though phone plans today are cheaper than ever before — so why are we actually spending more money than ever on our cell phones? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average cost increased more […]

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How to Back Up Your Important Files with VeraCrypt and iDrive

In this digital age, how strongly do you rely on technology to keep your personal files safe? Now, imagine that the computer holding all of your important financial documents was stolen, destroyed in a fire, or fried after your child spills water on the desk? Are you confident that your sensitive files are secured and […]

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What It Takes to Run An Online Business (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of 10 in our newest series, How to Start Your Own Online Business. One of the questions I receive most regularly is,”How do you make money online?” After all, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to work for themselves, on their own time? And the freedom to work anywhere you can find […]

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Early Retirement and Paying for Kids’ College: Are They Compatible?

Prioritization is the keystone of any successful financial plan. This is especially true with retirement planning, and even more so with early retirement. So, what happens if you would like to retire early, but have children slated to start college right around the same time? How do you prioritize both saving for your retirement AND […]

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Everything You Need to Know About FICO’s Auto Score 9XT

When you think of your credit score, what do you think about first? If you’re like most consumers, you probably think of just one single number. That number changes over time, but it’s still just one credit score, right? Except when you’re talking about the FICO® Auto Score9 XT. The fact is that your credit […]

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These 4 Apps Will Make Sending Money Simple

When is the last time you went out to a restaurant with a group of friends or colleagues, and everyone at the table pulled out cash to settle their part of the bill? If you are like most people, you’d be hard pressed to answer that question. (And if you’re under 30, the answer might […]

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The Best Interest Rates for September 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 […]

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How One Bank is Changing the Way You Get a Mortgage

If you have ever applied for — or successfully taken on — a mortgage, you can easily appreciate the complicated nature of the process. There is a host of causes, but Bank of America is trying to ease the process. Their new Home Loan Navigator is making things simpler for all by putting more of […]

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How to Save Money on Taxes By Retiring Early

Early retirement offers many benefits. The obvious benefit, of course, is . . . well, retiring early. But perhaps a less obvious benefit would be the tax advantages available to early retirees. The advantages are often hidden behind the complexity of the tax code. A quick Google search claims that the U.S. tax code is […]

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It’s Not What You Know: Building Your Office Network

Networking occasionally gets a bad rap. To some of us, it just sounds like schmoozing. Maybe following people around who are on your ‘hit list,’ until they notice you. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Good networking is not creepy, and it’s not professionally-legitimized stalking. It is a process of building mutually beneficial […]

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