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How to Make Money with Motif Investing for Beginners

If you keep up with financial happenings, you’ve probably heard about the new online brokerage, Motif Investing. You may have read about it in CNBC’s 50 Disruptor Companies of 2016 with its novel concept of investing in ideas. So, how exactly do you go about making money with Motif Investing? Here’s a beginner’s guide that […]

How to Become a Millionaire the Hard Way

In my weekly Forbes column I published an article on how to become a millionaire in under 20 years. There’s no mystery to it. Save a reasonable amount of money each month (maxing out a 401k will get the job done) and invest it wisely in low cost index funds. Done and done. And then […]

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Reasons NEVER to do a 100% Auto Loan

7 Reasons Never to Do a 100% Auto Loan

There’s something of a bubble taking place in the auto loan finance market. How I know this is happening: lenders and dealers are offering 100% auto loans. During the heyday of the mortgage bubble, the mortgage industry had the same product, but it was generally referred to as “zero down.” It’s virtually the same thing, […]

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How to Invest Your First $10,000 in the Smartest Ways

Saving your first $10,000 is a huge milestone. What you do with that money can make a big difference in your life. It can, for instance, bring you a lot closer to your financial goals if invested wisely. Deciding exactly what to do with the money to maximize its benefits is not always easy. To […]

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Fixer Upper: 4 Ways to Pay for Your Remodel

As long-time DoughRoller readers may know, my husband and I went about our journey into homeownership in a slightly off-beat way. Long story short: we own a 2,400 square foot duplex in Indianapolis and have no mortgage. But we do have a significant amount of work left to do, nearly three years into the process. […]

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4 Budget Types and the Best Tools for Each One

Type ‘broke athletes’ into Google and you’ll see a hall of fame that no athlete wants to be in. For example, boxer Mike Tyson’s career earnings of $300 million were gone by the time he filed for bankruptcy in 2003. NBA star Jason Caffey, who earned $35 million, filed for bankruptcy in 2007. Footballer Warren Sapp […]

Websites for the Best Car Buying (or Selling!) Deals

Get The Best Deal Buying or Selling Your Car With These 7 Sites

I’m in the market for a “new” car.  If you’re like me and other Dough Rollers striving for financial freedom, you want to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to purchasing a vehicle.  We know that new cars lose up to 25% of their value the first year after coming off […]

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How to Pay Zero Capital Gains Tax When You Sell Your House

It is often said that buying a house is the largest purchase you will make in your life. If you’re not careful, though, that house can also create one of the largest tax bills you will pay in your life. There are usually a million things going through your head when you buy a house: […]

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Social Security Contribution Limits for 2016

Each year we track changes in the social security tax contribution limits. This year, for the first time in five years, the income limit will not change. It rose from $117,000 in 2014 to last year’s $118,500, but will remain the same for 2016. In 2011 and 2012, employees were lucky enough to only pay […]

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Could Tutoring Now Save You Money on College Later?

As many entry-level jobs today now require at least an Associate’s degree, if not a four-year Bachelor’s degree, millions more students are enrolling in college. While that can be a good thing for those students, statistics show that more and more first-year college students are entering freshman year unprepared for college-level classes. According to some […]

30-year vs 15-year mortgage

How to Make a 30-Year Mortgage Just as Smart as a 15-Year

Taking out a mortgage is one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll ever make. It gives you the means to own your own home, but it’s also a decision you have to stick with for years. Some people call it “good” debt because it could increase your net worth. That said, it’s still debt, which […]

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