A Dead Simple Alternative to CD Laddering

Yesterday we wrote about how to create a CD ladder. CD ladders are a great way to take advantage of the high interest rates of long-term CDs and the liquidity of short-term CDs. But to be honest, they are a bit of a nuisance to create. CD laddering requires you to open and manage multiple […]

How (and Why) to Create a CD Ladder

Creating a CD ladder is a great way to combine the high interest rates of long-term CDs with the liquidity of short-term CDs. Years ago, laddering certificates of deposit was a lot of work. Not only did you have to go down to your bank to open up multiple CD accounts, but your options were […]

Buxfer Review – Easy Online Money Management

In our never-ending search for useful money management tools, Buxfer is an option that is new to many. Buxfer is a full-service online money management tool that appeals to those preparing for everything from a summer vacation to retirement. It has something for everyone and also has many unique features that you cannot find in […]

Tax Refund Anticipation Loans – Just Say No!

A tax refund goes a long way for many Americans. Whether you add your refund to a high yield savings account, pay some bills, or treat yourself to a new purchase, millions eagerly anticipate the day the tax refund arrives. For some, however, the tax refund check is bitter sweet. There were an estimated 8.4 […]

Five iPhone Apps That Help Save You Money

With tens of thousands of apps out there for iPhone users, surely there are a few to help the Dough Roller crowd organize, save and keep tabs on their money. In fact, there are more than a few. But only a handful prove to be downright irresistible downloads. Here is our short list. 1. Mint.com […]

Health Care Reform Bill–26 Facts and Figures

By a vote of 219 to 212, the House of Representatives passed the health care reform bill. While it seems everybody has an opinion about Obamacare, we thought we’d stick just to the facts, and let you decide whether the bill is good or bad for the country. So with that in mind, here are […]