3 Ways to Avoid a Mutual Fund’s Minimum Investment

For those just starting to invest, a mutual fund’s minimum investment requirement can be a difficult hurdle to clear. With some funds requiring initial investments of $3,000 or more, it can take months or longer just to invest in a single mutual fund. There are alternatives. Three of the more common approaches are to buy […]

eHealthInsurance.com Review

For those who purchase health insurance through an employer, the process involves selecting medical coverage from a few options. If your employer does not offer health insurance, you’re unemployed or your self-employed, finding quality, affordable health insurance can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are resources available to help find individual health insurance. In this article, we’ll […]

It Takes a Village to Raise a Blog

Two years ago today this intrepid soul launched himself on an unexpected adventure called the Dough Roller. I can still remember the feeling in the pit of my stomach when I hit the publish button on my first article, as if anybody was actually going to read it. Back then I knew absolutely nothing about […]

Code Warriors: Build an App and Win $10,000

Karen over at MSN’s Smart Spending Blog sent over some details of a contest MSN is running. Actually, it’s two contests in one. They are looking for the best web application to help folks through the current economic crisis and a second app to help people go lean and “green.” The contest is called Will […]

Credit Card Legislation: The ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers’ May Surprise You

Conventional wisdom in and around Washington, D.C. is that the credit card legislation that passed the Senate yesterday is a big win for consumers. On an overwhelming majority of 90-5, the measure passed the Senate and is on its way to the White House. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., who had sponsored a similar measure that […]

Treat Your Personal Finances Like A Business

What are the three most important numbers in the business world? While there are a lot of numbers, the three most important ones in my experience are revenue, costs, and profit. Or you can sum it up all into one word: cash flow. And these three numbers should be the most important numbers for you […]