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How to Maintain Insurance (For Your Health!) When You Retire Early

Are you planning to retire early? You’re certainly not alone! It is, of course, a major challenge just to accumulate the type of investment portfolio that will make early retirement possible. But many planning on early retirement forget to plan for one additional detail: adequate health insurance. With what health insurance costs today, is not […]

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How to Track Your Rewards Points and Miles: 5 Simple Options

When it comes to personal finance, nothing beats being able to track where your dollar goes. Sites like Mint.com and tools like You Need A Budget (YNAB) are indispensable for the savvy planner. They’re easy-to-use, simple to understand, and provide great information at a glance. But these tools fall short in one area: credit card […]

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The Best Interest Rates for April 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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Can You Really Pay Off Your Mortgage Early with a HELOC?

There’s a new strategy floating around the personal finance world: paying off your mortgage faster with a home equity line of credit, commonly known as a HELOC. The strategy alleges that you can pay off your mortgage in just a few years. Will it work? On paper it’s brilliant, but I think most of us […]

Leasing a Car: How to Be Smart About It

Most of the time, leasing a car should be one of the last options for aspiring car owners. Even purchasing a car is a losing proposition; you’re spending a significant amount of money for an asset that depreciates, even as it transports you from point A to point B. In most cases, leasing just makes […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are also known as Flexible Spending Arrangements. These are limited-use accounts set up through an employer which allow you to save pre-tax dollars for specific types of expenses. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know about setting up and using a Flexible Spending Account.   Unlike Health Savings […]

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The Money Binder: How to Prepare Your Finances For Your Death

In many families one person handles the finances. In our case, I handle everything about our money from budgeting to investing. My wife has no interest in taking over this responsibility. And that presents a potential problem. What would my wife do should I get hit by a truck? How would she handle our investments? […]

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How to Save Big with Student Loan Refinancing

Until recently, student loans were about the only lending market in the U.S. that didn’t provide options for restructuring credit. You can refinance your mortgage. Refinance your car. Consolidate your credit cards. But can you refinance your student loans? Today, this just might be possible. I recently spoke with Brendan Coughlin, President of Consumer Lending […]

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3 Money Rules that will Guarantee an Early Retirement

“I know all the rules but, the rules do not know me. Guaranteed” After listening to the 200th episode of the Dough Roller podcast, I answered the call to be a contributor to the website.  I will share my experiences with building wealth and becoming a DIY investor and tax planner to prepare for our […]

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How to Get Your Totally Free Credit Score

Not too long ago, the only way to get your free credit score was to sign up for a seven or 30-day trial. You had to enter your credit card, and if you forgot to cancel the membership, they started charging your card. Today there are several ways to get your credit score for free […]

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Be Careful: Fee-Only Advice is Not Conflict Free

A couple of years ago, I sat for and passed the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) exam. If I ever decide to hang out a shingle and become a financial planner, I will become a “fee-only” advisor. I currently manage my own investments, but if I were going to hire a financial advisor, it would be […]

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