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32 Ways to Save Money on Childcare

Full-time child care eats up a huge portion of families’ incomes. In fact, in some states, parents are paying more for child care than they pay in mortgage payments or rent. Whether you’re getting ready for your first baby or just looking for ways to trim your current costs, we’re here to help. I know […]

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Should You Invest While You Are in Debt?

So, you owe some money. Whether it’s credit cards, school loans, or a car loan (or all three), you know you need to pay off your debt. At the same time, investment opportunities seem so attractive, particularly if your employer matches 401k contributions. You only have so much money to devote to either one, so […]

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How to Become a Millionaire the Hard Way

In my weekly Forbes column, I published an article on how to become a millionaire in under 20 years. There’s no mystery to it. Save a reasonable amount of money each month (maxing out a 401k will get the job done) and invest it wisely in low cost index funds. Done and done. And then […]

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Banks vs. Credit Unions — Which Is The Best Option?

Credit union versus a bank–which is best for you? It’s a question that is not easily answered. While there are significant differences between the two, there are also a lot of similarities. Whether a credit union or bank is best depends upon what is most important to you. Choosing between a bank or credit union […]

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How to Ensure Your Life Insurance Proceeds are Actually Tax-Free

If there is one thing most people “know” about life insurance — aside from the oft-repeated notion that almost everyone should have a policy — it’s that life insurance proceeds are tax-free. As with most generalizations about law and finance, though, this assertion is mostly true.  If you have life insurance, or are thinking about […]

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Cutting the Cord: How To Hack Your TV Budget

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American watches nearly three hours of TV a day. That adds up to a whopping 45.6 days a year spent in front of the tube. It’s safe to say that television is a big source of entertainment in our society, and probably a significant consumer of […]

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5 Smart Approaches to Help You Negotiate a Raise

Very few people are comfortable asking for a pay raise, even if well-deserved. In fact, PayScale.com found that 57% of people have never negotiated their salary in any way, shape, or form. Salary.com found that that 68% of people suffer anxiety over negotiating pay. We are taught from a young age that it is rude […]

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How to Get the Best Mortgage Rates

The Wall Street Journal had a report this weekend on how to snag the best mortgage rates. While some of the tips you’ve probably heard before, I thought it was still worth sharing. With rates at historic lows and real estate prices ready to rebound, it seemed like a good time to review the basics. […]

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How To Prevent Auto Expenses From Dinging Your Budget

When I first started driving, my father stressed the importance of keeping consistent and accurate vehicle records. He bought a vehicle log book for me to use as I began my adventure into car ownership. Even though I no longer track every mile, I still stay cognizant of my vehicle’s performance. For example, I always […]

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Want to Start Investing? These Apps Will Make It Easy

With the advent of internet trading platforms and Robo-advisors, it’s easier than ever to connect into the world of online investing. In spite of an abundance of resources, though, people still find themselves struggling just to get started. If you’ve never invested but would like to try, the world of investing apps is a safe […]

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The Best Interest Rates for July 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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