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How to Start a Website for a Home-Based Business

This post is sponsored by GoDaddy. The content and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone. So, you’ve decided to make the leap and become an entrepreneur? Maybe you’ve been in business for a while, or maybe you’ve recently decided to strike out on your own. Either way, congratulations! While the uncertainty of business (and your […]

The Best Way to Save for College: UGMA vs 529 Plan

If you’ve seen the news lately, you’re probably aware that there is a student loan crisis happening in this country. Student loan debt is now estimated at over $1.3 trillion, with more than 40 million Americans carrying student loan debt. While the government tries to relieve some of the stress, there’s an even better way to pay for college […]

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Tools Every Home-Based Business Should Use

16 Tools Every Home-Based Business Should Use

If you’ve ever worked from home, you know how wonderful it can be. You get to sit in your own house, surrounded by your own things, and you don’t even have to get gussied up to head into an office. It opens up a world of flexibility…and did I mention that the commute is great?!? By […]

Cut the Cord - How to Get Rid of Cable TV

Cutting the Cord – How to Get Rid of Cable

Cable TV costs a fortune. According to Leichtman Research Group, Inc., the average household pays $99.10 a month for TV. This represents at 39% increase over 2010 figures. With streaming options growing, however, many families have started to cut the cord. We even wrote a guide on how to get rid of cable while still […]

HR Block 2015 Review

H&R Block 2015 Tax Software Review

H&R Block has long been a trusted name in affordable tax preparation. (And they’ve had some pretty slick Hulu commercials that past few years, too!) Now, they offer their DIY tax filing option online. What’s new this year, and what level of H&R Block’s online software might work best for your needs? Get the details […]

Capital One 360 Mobile

Capital One 360 Bonus Offer

We’ve talked about Capital One 360 here at the Dough Roller. It’s the bank I use for savings, checking, and for our children. You can read about my experience with the bank in this review. Today Capital One 360 has gotten even better. For a limited time they are offering a bonus of up to $500 […]

Which Retirement Calculator is the Best

Which Retirement Calculator is the Best?

If you don’t know exactly what you’re “retirement number” is, saving for retirement is like chasing a moving target. Your retirement number is either a desired monthly income or the size of a retirement portfolio necessary to produce that level of income. We’ve identified five popular calculators that can help you determine your number. We’ll run a set […]

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Chase Bank Checking and Savings Cash Bonus Deals (up to $300)

Chase Bank is offering some excellent cash bonuses on new checking and savings accounts. You can earn a $300 bonus when you open a Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account and set up direct deposit; a $150 bonus when you open a Chase Total Checking® account and set up direct deposit; and a $100 bonus when you open a Chase […]

Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Plans

The Pros and Cons to Income-Based Student Loan Repayment

You’ve probably heard that there’s a student loan debt crises going on and that many borrowers find themselves unable to land jobs which provide them with enough income to live comfortably while making their payments. The headlines are everywhere, so it’s been hard to miss. But, do have you really dug into the crippling numbers? The total amount of student loan […]

TurboTax Review

TurboTax 2015 Review

TurboTax is the software I use to file my own taxes each year. Even as a freelancer, with more complicated taxes than most, it works well for me. This year, the Intuit software adds some great new features. As always, it’s available in multiple versions at several price points, and it’s a functional, step-by-step software just […]

2016 Income Tax Brackets

2016 Federal Income Tax Brackets, Deductions, and Exemption Limits

Just as we move into the 2015 “tax season” – when we begin preparing our income taxes for the year that just ended – the IRS rolls out the new federal income tax brackets, deductions and exemption limits for 2016! Confusing, perhaps, but absolutely necessary at the same time. After all, it’s 2016 now and all […]

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