Today’s Top Stories

Review of CommonBond: Crowdfunding for Student Loans

Crowdfunding has come to the student loan world, and it’s being led by a platform known as CommonBond. Based in New York City, CommonBond is a web platform designed to provide student loans to graduate students. As a for-profit company with a “strong social mission,” CommonBond has funded or refinanced over $200 million in student […]

How to Invest During Retirement – An Interview with Dr. Wade Pfau

Imagine you spend 30 or 40 years saving and investing for retirement. With a long investing horizon, you stick with an aggressive asset allocation of 70% or more in equities. Now it’s time to retire and start spending some of your wealth. How should you invest? It’s a tricky issue. On the one hand you […]

Recent Articles

10 personal finance myths busted,

10 Personal Finance Myths Busted

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something–Thomas Edison If you spend any time reading about personal finance, you’ve no doubt encountered a ton of rules. Whether it’s that credit cards are evil or that school loans are ‘good’ debt, these rules all have their place. A problem arises, however, if […]

Asset Location

A Simple Trick to Increase Your Investment Returns Without Risk

Imagine if you could increase your investment returns without increasing your risk? Now imagine you can do this with very little effort – and at no cost. I know, it sounds like the start of a late night infomercial. It’s not; it’s what’s called asset location. Recently I received a voice mail message from a listener named […]

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

8 Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Under $20

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to present some ideas for homemade, low cost gift ideas for mom. The problem is that I’m not really a “homemade, low cost gifts for mom” kind of guy. Fortunately, our daughter loves crafts. So I asked her to find some great gift ideas from Pinterest.  Here’s what […]

Visa Prepaid

The New Visa Clear Prepaid Program Simplifies Prepaid Card Fees

Visa just simplified the confusing world of prepaid debit card fees. In order to help consumers avoid the complex maze of fees sometimes charged by prepaid cards, Visa recently announced a new designation for prepaid products with simple fee structures and no “gotchas.” The new set of standards, called the Visa Clear Prepaid Program, aims […]

Republic Wireless Plans

Republic Wireless Now Pays Customers for Unused Cellular Data

Last month I reviewed Republic Wireless (How Republic Wireless Can Save You $10,976.76), and it generated a lot of interest. In general, the comments in response affirmed that Republic is on to something with its low prices and “hybrid calling technology”. But now there’s more on the Republic Wireless story, as if the package weren’t already attractive […]

Emotional Investing

8 Ways to Avoid Emotional Investing

Investing is an emotional experience. With so much at stake, it can be an emotional roller coaster to watch the stock market gyrate from day to day. The topic of emotional investing came up in a recent email from a listener named Joe. He asked the following question: I’m a big fan of your newsletter and […]

Personal Capital Apple Watch App

Personal Capital Releases Apple Watch App

Personal Capital revolutionized the free online financial dashboard. In one place you can now automatically track all of your investments, including retirement accounts. It shows your asset allocation and investing costs, and does so with amazing charts and graphs. All for free. Now the dashboard is available on the Apple Watch. The Personal Capital Apple […]

Expired Credit Card Debt

How to Cancel a Credit Card Without Crushing Your FICO Score

A listener to the Dough Roller Money Podcast recently sent in a question about credit scores. He wanted to know how canceling a credit card can affect a person’s credit score. The question comes from a listener named Travis: I was curious how much closing a credit card can hurt your credit score? I understand that […]

Cost of Car Ownership

The Surprising Lifetime Cost of Car Ownership

Have you ever tallied up what it costs to own a car? I don’t mean on a year-to-year basis, but the total cost of owning a car over a lifetime? According to the American Automobile Association (AAA) it costs $8,876 per year to own and operate an average car. Now if you add that up […]

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.