DR Podcast 311: The Flywheel

The squeaky wheel may get the grease but the flywheel gets the dough. What is a flywheel, you ask? Rob describes it as a wheel that doesn’t like change. It’s difficult to get it rolling, but once it builds momentum, you can’t stop it. That’s what you want to envision as you contribute to your […]


DR Podcast 310: Listener Q&A

Podcast 310 is in the bag… the mailbag! We’re discussing four questions from readers focusing on investing for retirement. First, is 40 basis points a high fee for 401k funds and is it worth the expense? Rob breaks down the math and tells us why investing fees are like kryptonite and what are some other […]


DR Podcast 300: The Q&A Episode

You asked and Rob answered! We’re celebrating episode 300 of the Doughroller Podcast with questions from our listeners. One of the favorites: How do you know when you’ve reached financial freedom? Episode 300 is all about you, our loyal listeners! We reached out to you on our Dough Rollers Facebook group to find out how we can […]


DR Podcast 298: Paying Off Debt vs. Investing

In this episode Rob tackles questions from the Dough Rollers Facebook group. The common theme: should you pay off debt first and save or invest later? If you’ve ever thought about borrowing from your 401k to pay off debt, you’re not alone. One of our readers is considering this option and posed the question to […]


DR Podcast 297: The Blue Binder – How to Create a Financial Binder

Where in the world is Rob? Though he’s been absent for a short while, Rob is back to tell you about his recent adventures and some exciting news. In this episode you’ll learn how to create a financial binder and why it’s important. But first, he asks: What would happen if I got hit by a […]


Should You Use a 529 for Private K-12?

A number of  impacts from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have attracted more press coverage than others, including the 529 plan expansion. Here, we’ll talk about that expansion and what you need to consider before making any withdrawals. As you may already know, section 529 plans, usually referred to as simply 529s, offer […]