A Dead Simple Alternative to CD Laddering

Creating a CD ladder takes time and multiple accounts. Here’s a CD ladder alternative that offers high interest rates and liquidity in a single certificate of deposit. 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 […]


How (and Why) to Create a CD Ladder

A CD ladder enables you to benefit from higher rates on long term CDs, while still having access to your money. Here’s how they work and how you can build a CD ladder. Years ago, laddering certificates of deposit was a lot of work. Not only did you have to go down to your bank […]


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 […]