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Charles Aquino

Warranties Can Save You Money: Learn How to Take Advantage

A few months ago, I woke up to an unexpected and terrible surprise—my electric gooseneck kettle had stopped working. I couldn’t make my preferred method of pour-over coffee. I searched through my receipts and found that my kettle was almost one year out of warranty. Instead of attempting to file a claim, I posted on […]

How to Determine If Your Salary is Worth the Cost of Childcare

The cost of childcare is high and it’s only rising. For example, the average two-parent, two-child household in Maine devoted over 12% of their annual income to childcare in 2015. Even in less expensive states, like Louisiana, the same family could expect to put around 7% of their annual income toward childcare. With those whopping […]

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Chase Ink Business Card Review

A Review: How to Earn a $750 Bonus with Chase Ink

With the Chase Ink card, you could earn up to a $750 bonus, plus cash back on everyday purchases. These cards, targeted at business owners, are a great option if you’re a big business spender. But each has its own strengths, so read on to find out which Chase Ink card would work best for […]

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The Best Interest Rates for May 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 […]

Online Savings Accounts for Kids

Top Three Online Savings Accounts for Kids

One of the greatest gifts we can give a child is to teach them financial responsibility at a young age. And a savings account for children can go a long way in this effort. As my wife and I raise our two kids, now both teenagers, we can see just how important it is that […]

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Is a Spousal IRA Right for Your Retirement Savings Needs?

The spousal IRA, also known as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA, is a special provision IRA that is available to spouses who do not work outside the home. It gives such spouses the ability to create and fund their own IRA, even though they do not earn income. This is a powerful advantage for […]

The Little Known World of Offshore Banking Exposed

The Little Known World of Offshore Banking Exposed

  Earlier this month, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published an enormous set of over 11.5 million confidential leaked documents. These documents exposed the offshore holdings of “political leaders, links to global scandals, and details of the hidden financial dealings of fraudsters, drug traffickers, billionaires, celebrities, sports stars and more.” This publication is […]

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Is Travel Hacking Too Good To Be True?

If something sounds too good to be true, it generally is. So it’s no wonder people hear stories about travel hacking like this one and figure it can’t be done. If you’ve never heard of it, travel hacking is using credit card rewards to virtually eliminate travel expenses. It definitely sounds too good to be true! I […]

Amazon Echo

23 Excellent Ways to Save Time and Money with Amazon Echo

At $179.99, the Amazon Echo looks like a pricey toy, especially if you’ve got a smartphone that can do many of Echo’s tasks. Early reviews of the Echo were mixed, as Amazon’s version of Apple’s Siri, named Alexa, wasn’t as responsive as some had hoped. But, as should be expected of one of the most […]

health insurance for early retirement

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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