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What to Do When Your Employer’s Retirement Plan Sucks

Maybe you are the person who eagerly devours benefit booklets and paperwork first thing when you get a new job. Or perhaps you’ve been at your office for 10+ years and you just realized that you should probably start saving for retirement. Regardless, at some point you are likely to be faced with the task […]

Michael Toub

My Experience With the Vanguard Advisory Services

This review of Vanguard Personal Advisor services is based on my actual experiences.  I migrated my spouse’s portfolio to Vanguard and considered using its advisor service to maintain that portfolio.  The portfolio was held at a large, full service broker and was being charged an annual fee of 1.5% of assets under management.  By comparison, […]

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The Best Interest Rates for November 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 to Drive Traffic to Your Online Business

Welcome to the 7th installment of our podcast series on launching your own, profitable website or blog. I’m glad you’ve stuck around and hope you’re learning a lot. In past posts, we’ve talked about picking the right domain name, setting up your WordPress site, and content strategy. Today, we are going to talk about driving […]

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Do You Need a Sole Proprietorship, an S Corp, or an LLC?

Creating your own small business is a huge endeavor, which comes with a number of important decisions. One of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is how you structure your business. This choice will have major legal and tax implications down the road. Choosing between a sole proprietorship, LLC, and S Corp for […]

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Variable Annuities: What They Are and Why They’re a Bad Idea for Most Investors

I received my initial financial education, particularly as it relates to investing, courtesy of the school of hard knocks. My wife and I spent the first decade of our careers investing with an advisor, one who was paid by commissions on the products we were sold. In the process, we made many massive and expensive […]

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2017 Federal Income Tax Brackets, Deductions, and Exemption Limits

The end of the year is upon us, and this means that you’re probably starting to think about the 2016 tax season. You know, the start of the new year, when we begin preparing our taxes from the calendar year (2016) that just ended. Well, the IRS decided to throw you a curveball this week […]

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How to Use Google Docs to Track Your Cash Flow

My husband and I have used many budgeting tools over the years, including Mint and YNAB. We still use (and love!) YNAB, but it left a hole for us: cashflow planning. Unfortunately, we’re still not accustomed to YNAB’s month-ahead spending goal. And that means that at some points in the month, our checking account ebbs […]

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How to Plan the Content for Your New Blog

Welcome to Podcast 223, which is the 6th installment of our How to Start an Online Business series. I’m glad you’ve made it this far. If you’re just jumping in, we have covered picking a topic, getting a domain, and setting up a WordPress site in recent weeks. Today, we will be covering your content […]

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Early Retirement: How Important Is It to Pay Off Your Mortgage First?

When you plan for early retirement, you’re not just planning for the last few years of your life. It’s more like preparing for the second half of your life. This time frame will likely span a number of decades. One of the best ways to successfully prepare is to get out of all debt, including […]

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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 […]

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