The Dough Roller Money Podcast

Do you have student loans? Do you know someone who does? If you answered “yes,” then check out this interview with Andrew Josuweit, one of the founders of Student Loan Hero. It’s an excellent tool to help graduates organize their student debt, manage payments, and – hopefully – get out of debt faster. Topics Covered […]

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It’s official. Credit scores are the most confusing aspect of personal finance. The FICO formula remains largely a mystery. And don’t get me started on the multiple versions of credit scores out there. By one account, you may have 49 different FICO scores, not to mention dozens of credit scores calculated using non-FICO formulas. So […]

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If you are in the market to buy your first or next home, a HUD home could potentially save you tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase price. While buying a HUD Home can save you a lot of money, there are some things to watch out for. In this article we’ll cover the […]

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As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in DIY investing. One of my goals for this site, my free weekly newsletter, and the podcast, is to arm investors with the information they need to invest on their own. Some folks, however, will still want some help. For these folks, my goal is to promote […]

The post DR 078: Are Low Cost Investment Advisors a Myth? [Interview with Mitch Tuchman of Rebalance IRA] appeared first on The Dough Roller.

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One of the great things about producing a podcast are the emails I receive from listeners. Recently a listener named Kate emailed me about the 50-20-30 budget. One thing led to another, and now Kate and her fiancé Trevor are guests on the show. Kate and Trevor’s story was so inspiring that I wanted to […]

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It’s a hotly debated question. Is it better to buy or rent? We covered this question in detail in Podcast 59. Many argue that buying is best because on average homeowners have a higher net worth than renters. Rather than looking at averages, however, today we are going to look at an actual case study. […]

The post DR 076: Is a Home a Good Investment? The Numbers Will Surprise You appeared first on The Dough Roller.

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Recently I reviewed what Dave Ramsey calls his Endorsed Local Providers (ELPs). As I was doing research for that review I learned of Dave’s view that historically the S&P 500 has returned 12%. I also learned that he believes it will continue to do so over the long run. This was curious to me for […]

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Many have said that Robert Kiyosaki’s ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ book is a piece of fiction. Apparently, he never had a rich dad and a poor dad as described in his book, or at least that’s what many believe. But I did. My parents divorced before I was two, and both remarried. My father, who […]

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Next to the tax code, differential equations, and why Gilligan and the other castaways could never get off the island, annuities are really difficult to grasp. Frankly, any time you mix insurance products with investing products the result is ugly. Yet annuities can be a smart way to save for retirement and to generate income […]

The post DR 073: Annuities 101–Interview with Tim Holmes of Vanguard appeared first on The Dough Roller.

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When it comes to mortgages and credit scores, there are two really important questions to ask: What credit score do I need to qualify for a mortgage? What credit score do I need to get the lowest interest rate on a mortgage? These different but related questions are important if you are looking to buy […]

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