31 Best Money Rules of Thumb You Need to Know

31 Best Money Rules of Thumb You Need to Know

Rules of thumb are basically loose “rules” that apply broadly to many different situations. We talk about rules of thumb a lot here on Dough Roller. When it comes to personal finance, the key word is “personal.” There are no one-size-fits-all rules for running your budget, savings, retirement planning, or other aspects of your financial…

Financial Freedom Calculator – How Much Should You Save?

Financial Freedom Calculator – How Much Should You Save?

How much should you be saving? It’s a question that we ask a lot, and there are a number of rules of thumb. One answer is based on the 50/20/30 budgeting system. Popularized by Senator Elizabeth Warren, this rule of thumb suggests we should be saving 20% of our income. Any general guideline, however, has…

7 Tips for Effective and Stress-free Budgeting

7 Tips for Effective and Stress-free Budgeting

This is the fourth day of our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we walked through how to prepare your net worth statement. In today’s podcast, we discuss 7 tips for effective and stress-free budgeting. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast…

PocketGuard App Review – Know What’s in Your Pocket at All Times
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PocketGuard App Review – Know What’s in Your Pocket at All Times

There are plenty of budgeting services and apps to choose from. One well worth taking a close look at is PocketGuard. It’s a free app that tracks your spending, helps you to budget for expenses, and begin allocating money for savings. It doesn’t promise to make you rich, but it can give you greater control…

Quicken vs. Mint – Which is Best for Your Budget?
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Quicken vs. Mint – Which is Best for Your Budget?

Today’s budgeting tools make managing your money easy. While some are free, others have so much more to offer if you’re willing to pay a small fee. Quicken and Mint are great examples. Let’s look at which one is best for your budget. Today, there are many choices for personal finance software. Quicken and Mint…

The One-N-Done Method of Saving Serious Dough

The One-N-Done Method of Saving Serious Dough

This is the sixth day of our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we interviewed YNAB-founder Jesse Mecham on the 4 rules of budgeting. In today’s podcast, we talk about the one-n-done way to save serious money. Sponsors: The 31-Day…