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The Best Interest Rates for February 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 […]

HSA vs. FSA: Which is Best for You?

Consumer-driven healthcare plans are becoming more common, even with large employers who pay for some or most of their employees’ healthcare costs. These health plans are the kind that allow consumers to make more of their medical spending decisions. They also place more of the onus of paying for those decisions on the consumer. While these […]

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The Definitive Guide to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

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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Best Credit Monitoring Services

With all of the information flying around these days – and the increasing potential for it to fall into the wrong hands – credit monitoring services have become almost a necessity. But with dozens available, how do you know which ones are the best? There will always be debate on this topic, but herewith we provide […]

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11 Financial Benefits of Being Self-Employed

I love being self-employed. For years, I worked for other people and was relatively happy. However, I always had a nagging feeling that I wanted to strike out on my own. I wanted more freedom. I wanted control over my own destiny. And, now that I finally made it to self-employment, I’ll do whatever it takes to never look back. There […]

Last Minute Tax Moves

12 Last Minute Tax moves for 2015

With the year coming to a close, now is a good time to consider a few last-minute tax moves. With just a little effort, you potentially can save thousands in taxes. And even though 2016 is just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to get last minute tax moves completed. Here are 12 tax […]

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Which Hilton HHonors Card is Best for You?

The Hilton HHonors line of credit cards offers a huge amount of variety, from relatively low-rewards cards with no annual fee to cards with a high annual fee and excellent rewards. All this variety exists for a reason: To give customers the most flexibility possible. So, while you might be asking, “Which Hilton HHonors card is best?,” the […]

Personal Capital Review

Personal Capital Review

Is Personal Capital just another robo advisor? Not quite. In fact, it isn’t a robo advisor at all because Personal Capital’s investment service isn’t even automated! Instead, Personal Capital has an advisory team who make the decisions about individual portfolios at every step, although they do rely on technology in the process. And unlike robo advisors, Personal Capital […]

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Rocket Mortgage Review – Get a Home Loan in 10 Minutes

For years, Quicken Loans has prided itself as being the best online mortgage broker in town. Its simple application process has helped it grow into one of the largest mortgage companies in the business, accounting for 6% of the mortgages in the United States. That puts them right behind banking giants like Wells Fargo and Chase in […]

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What If You Over-Contribute to a 401(k) or IRA?

We recently got this interesting question from a reader named Jeff: I know the IRS limit for 401k contributions is currently $17.5k / yr. What I want to know is what actually happens if I contribute more than that, say $20k? Do I get a stiff penalty?  Do I go to 401k jail?  Is this […]

How HSA Plans Work

How HSA Health Plans Work

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are tax advantaged accounts that can be used to pay for medical care. They can also be used to save for retirement. As with other types of tax deferred accounts, however, an HSA comes with a lot of rules that must be followed. We’ll cover the requirements, rules and regulations in […]

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