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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

5 Tax Moves After April 15

5 Tax Moves to Make Now (Yes, After Tax Day)

With April 15th behind us, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. They shouldn’t be. If you only think about taxes at the beginning of April, you’re missing out. Making the right tax moves now – even after tax day – will help improve your tax situation next year. At a minimum, planning […]

How to Read a Personal Finance Book the Right Way

Think of the last personal finance book you read. What did you get out of it? How did it change your life? What are you doing differently today with your finances as a result of reading the book? These are some of the questions I started asking myself as looked through my large collection of […]

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Is the Chase Freedom Unlimited Your Best Credit Card Option?

Chase recently introduced a new credit card to its line: the Chase Freedom UnlimitedSM. It’s got some unique benefits among standard rewards credit cards, which makes it a good option for many consumers. Here, we’ll dig into the benefits of this card, as well as some potential drawbacks. The Rewards The first thing most people […]

How to Pick the Best Student Loan Repayment Plan

What You Need to Know About Credit Scores and Student Debt Refinancing

One of the dilemmas facing people who have large student loan debt is the difficulty in refinancing student debt into loans with both lower interest rates and lower monthly payments. Refinancing generally requires either good or excellent credit. The credit score requirement may be too high for most recent college graduates. So does that mean that you […]

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Investing in Lego: A Fun and Unexpected Option

I’m a huge Lego maniac. I’ve loved Lego since I was a kid, and to this day, I still build and collect sets. In fact, I just finished building the recently-released Lego Maze, which I highly recommend! You might be surprised to find that besides being all-around awesome, certain Lego sets and minifigures appreciate in […]

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Thrift Savings Plan User? This is the Only Cheat Sheet You’ll Need

Are you a federal employee or member of the Armed Forces interested in retirement planning? Do you want to take control of your financial future? Are you craving an investment plan that you can manage on your own? You’re in luck because you have access to a great investment program: the Thrift Savings Plan. This TSP Cheat Sheet covers […]

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How To Save More Money With Less Effort

In a recent post, I outlined how your savings rate is the single biggest factor that determines whether or not you will build wealth to achieve early retirement. In our household, we currently save well over 60% of our take-home income. The average American saves only about 5% of their income. For most people, the […]

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31 Greatest Money Rules of Thumb You Need to Know

Rules of thumb are basically loose “rules” that apply broadly to many different situations. We talk about rules of thumb a lot here on Dough Roller. When it comes to personal finance, the key word is “personal.” There are no one-size-fits-all rules for running your budget, savings, retirement planning, or other aspects of your financial […]

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