Today’s Top Stories

Evan Gautier

Planning Your Estate? You Need These 3 Documents Now

Estate planning is one of those daunting tasks that we tend to put off, even though we know it’s imperative. And who can blame us? Estate planning requires contemplating a number of uncomfortable topics, like acknowledging our mortality and deciding what will happen to our loved ones and belongings after we are gone. If the […]

Charles Aquino

How to Run Home Comps and Why They Matter

How Much is a Home Really Worth? If you are a first-time homebuyer like me, then it is hard to answer that question. You have to realize that a “home” means different things to different people.  Real estate can be either an asset or a liability, with valuations changing just like any other investment. When […]

Recent Articles

7 Tools to Help Your

7 Free Tools to Help Aging Parents with Their Money

As your parents get older, they might appreciate a bit of help with managing their finances. Of course, many seniors are content to look after their finances by themselves and are more than capable of doing so. In some cases, however, aging parents need assistance paying bills and monitoring investments. If a parent does ask […]

employee benefits

These 7 Unusual Employee Benefits Could Save You Big Money

When you’re evaluating a job offer, it’s important to look beyond just the salary and consider all the other benefits. We’re all familiar with the basic benefits that most employers offer: paid vacation/sick days, paid holidays, and health insurance. But employers are getting creative with the extra perks they provide to entice people to come […]

30

30 Items You Need to Budget for When You Buy a Home

When people are making the own-vs-rent analysis, they typically compare the monthly payment involved in owning a home—principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, or “PITI”—next to what it would cost to rent the same home. But what that analysis ignores is that it’s not all about monthly payment. In fact, it isn’t even about the income […]

DOL fiduciary rule

What is the DOL Fiduciary Rule, and Why Should You Care?

Fiduciary [fi-doo-shee-er-ee]: A person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another. Much has been written recently about the Department of Labor (DOL) and its long-awaited fiduciary rule, formally known as “Definition of the Term ‘Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest Rule—Retirement Investment Advice.” Released in April 2016, this 1,023 page whopper of a […]

education tax deductions

Tax Credits and Deductions for a College Education

If you’re a college student, are paying off student loans, or have a child in college in 2016, be sure to look out for education-related tax deduction and credits when you file your taxes next year. The IRS names several available deductions and credits related to college expenses, including student loan interest. I’ll break down […]

Organize your receipts with Google Drive

How to Organize Your Receipts (the Easy Way!) with Google Drive

Does anyone else have a problem with losing receipts? Have you stuffed a receipt in your pocket or purse, never to be found again? Maintaining your receipts in an organized fashion is important for many purposes, such as making a warranty claim or preparing your taxes. Scanning receipts and saving them to Google Drive can make […]

Income and Contribution (1)

Roth IRA Contribution and Income Limits for 2016

The IRS recently released its 2016 update to income and contribution limits for Roth IRAs. As detailed below, the contribution limits for a Roth IRA are unchanged for 2015—still $5,500. The catch-up contribution for those 50 or older, which is not indexed for inflation, remains $1,000. The income limits to qualify for a Roth IRA, […]

Planning for maternity leave

Baby on the Way? How to Make a Money Plan for Your Maternity Leave

It’s a well-known fact that the United States sits rock bottom on the list when it comes to paid parental leave, compared to other developed nations. In many countries, moms (and sometimes even dads!) get paid leave of ten to thirty weeks, or even more. In the United States, though, new moms aren’t entitled to any paid […]

What You Should Know About

Everything You Need to Know About PMI on FHA Mortgages

In the past three years, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has changed its rules regarding private mortgage insurance (PMI). These rules have changed the entire nature of PMI as it applies to FHA mortgages, specifically. Though the FHA tweaks rules frequently, there have actually been two significant changes: one good, and the other not good […]

Welcome to the Dough Roller

Founded in 2007 by Robert Berger, the Dough Roller has become a popular personal finance blog read by millions each year. We bring you the best tips, resources and news to help you make the most of your money. Our content has been featured by the likes of MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider, and U.S. News. The site's rich resources are organized into the following key topics: banking, credit, credit cards, insurance, investing, mortgages, personal finance, retirement, smart spending, and taxes. Don't hesitate to ask a question or offer a tip or connect with Rob on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Advertising Disclosure: The credit card and savings account offers that appear on this site are from companies from which Doughroller.net receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site, including, for example, the order in which they appear on category pages. Doughroller.net does not include all credit card companies, banks, or all available offers, although best efforts are made to include a comprehensive list of offers regardless of compensation.

X CLOSE