The Dough Roller Money Podcast

According to credit behemoth Discover, 82% of U.S. customers used online banking in the last 30 days. But they aren’t just using a standalone computer for their banking needs; they’re turning to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to get the job done. In fact, according to recent data, the number of people banking on […]

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The stock market has been on a roller coaster ride this month. Just over a week ago the S&P 500 fell from over 2,100 to below 1,900, a drop of more than 10%. Then it recovered to finish last week at just under 2,000. What a ride! The financial press had a field day. Here […]

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One of the conundrums faced by anyone who wants to retire early is the 10% additional tax on certain early distributions from many retirement accounts.  For example, if you retire at 50, you won’t be able to access pre-tax retirement accounts without incurring the 10% additional tax, unless you qualify for one of the exceptions […]

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All to often we make investing far more complicated than it really is. I was guilty of this when I first started investing back in 1993. Like the search for the Holy Grail, I was convinced that there was a perfect asset allocation plan. And I searched for it. I spent hours upon hours trying […]

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Imagine you spend 30 or 40 years saving and investing for retirement. With a long investing horizon, you stick with an aggressive asset allocation of 70% or more in equities. Now it’s time to retire and start spending some of your wealth. How should you invest? It’s a tricky issue. On the one hand you […]

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Not everybody has the luxury to make a down payment of a home of more than 20%. But if you do, how do you decide just how big of a down payment to make? That’s the question we received recently from a reader named Kevin: Here’s the email: Hi Rob, My wife and I are […]

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