The Dough Roller Money Podcast (general)

Evaluating your investment portfolio is a critical task for DIY investors. That’s particularly true if you have an investment advisor manage your money and are now considering taking over the reins. That’s exactly the situation of a reader named Dave who emailed me recently. He’s five to 10 years away from retirement. His investments are […]

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Following the conclusion of my 31-Day Money Challenge, I’ve had several people email me about the difference between mutual funds and ETFs (exchange traded funds). A quick review of opinions online may lead some to think ETFs are better than mutual funds. There is a lot of information suggesting, for example, that ETFs are less […]

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This is the last day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over the past 31 days, I’ve published 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday was talked about retirement accounts. In today’s podcast, we wrap up the series with a number of great questions submitted by you. Sponsors: The 31-Day […]

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This is the thirtieth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday was all about mortgages. In today’s podcast, we cover the basics of retirement accounts (401k, IRA, and Roth accounts). Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast is sponsored by […]

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This is the twenty-ninth day in 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 looked at an how one couple built a 6-figure eCommerce business in under a year.. In today’s podcast, we cover the basics of mortgages. Sponsors: The […]

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This is the twenty-eighth day in 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 J. Money about how he earns money blogging. In today’s podcast, I interview Steve Chou about how he and his wife started a 6-figure eCommerce […]

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This is the twenty-seventh day in 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 talked about term life insurance with CFP, Jeff Rose. In today’s podcast, I interview J. Money of BudgetsAreSexy.com about ways he’s made money with side hustles. […]

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This is the twenty-sixth day in 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 looked at an asset allocation tool called Jemstep. In today’s podcast, we talk about life insurance with Certified Financial Planner, Jeff Rose. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money […]

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This is the twenty-fifth day in 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 covered how to tell if you are on track to retire. In today’s podcast, I interview Simon Roy of Jemstep, an online asset allocation and investment […]

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This is the twenty-fourth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday I interviewed Brandon Turner about real estate investing. Today I’m going to cover a number of reader comments and questions, and give you a simple tool to […]

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This is the twenty-third day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday I shared my own asset allocation and investment selections. Today I’m excited to share with you an interview with Brandon Turner about how he started from nothing […]

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This is the twenty-second day in 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 discussed the importance of keeping mutual fund fees as low as possible. In today’s podcast, I share my own asset allocation plan and the investments I’ve […]

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This is the twenty-first day in 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 Stig Nybo about how to become a super saver. In today’s podcast, we look at mutual fund costs, why the matter, and how to keep […]

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This is the twentieth day in 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 looked at how to pick mutual funds to implement an asset allocation plan. In today’s podcast, we explore what it means to become a Super Savor […]

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This is the nineteenth day in 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 covered how to create an asset allocation plan. In today’s podcast, we’ll look at how you pick mutual funds to implement your asset allocation plan. Sponsors: […]

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This is the eighteenth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday I interviewed author Larry Swedroe about his book, Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett. In today’s podcast, we cover how to build an asset allocation plan. […]

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This is the seventeenth day in 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 looked at why it’s important to invest like a business owner. In today’s podcast, we interview Larry Swedroe, author of Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren […]

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This is the sixteenth day in 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 Carl Richards, author of The Behavior Gap. In today’s podcast, we look at why it’s important to think like a business owner when it comes […]

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Direct download: DR023--Earnings.mp3
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This is the fifteenth day in 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 looked at juggling competing financial goals, like getting out of debt and saving for retirement. In today’s podcast, we turn to investing with an interview of […]

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This is the fourteen day in 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 looked at the debt snowball. In today’s podcast, we look at how to tackle multiple financial goals at the same time. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast […]

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This is the thirteenth day in 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 started a 3-Day series on how to get out of debt. In today’s podcast, we look at the debt snowball. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast is […]

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This is the twelfth day in 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 had Maxine Sweet from Experian on the show to talk about improving your credit. In today’s podcast, we start a 3-day series on getting out of […]

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This is the eleventh day in 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 looked at credit score basics. In today’s podcast, we welcome to the show Experian’s credit expert, Maxine Sweet. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast is sponsored by […]

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This is the tenth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday I answered reader questions on everything from timeshares to social security. In today’s podcast, we look at the importance of credit scores and how they are calculated. […]

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This is the ninth day in 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 looked at my 10 favorite money management tools. In today’s podcast, I answer some questions sent in by readers. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast is sponsored […]

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This is the eighth day in 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 looked at the 20 ways to save without sacrifice. In today’s podcast, we talk about 10 money management tools that I’ve found to be very helpful. […]

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This is the seventh day in 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 looked at the One-N-Done method of saving serious money. In today’s podcast, we talk about other ways to save money without pain or sacrifice. Sponsors: The […]

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This is the sixth day in 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 […]

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This is the fifth day in 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 covered 7 tips for effective and stress-free budgeting. In today’s podcast, we Jesse Mecham, founder of You Need a Budget (YNAB). Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast […]

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This is the fourth day in 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 […]

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This is the third day in 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 looked at how to set financial goals you’ll actually achieve. In today’s podcast, we discuss the importance of a net worth statement, how to prepare one, […]

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This is the second day in 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 Jean Chatzky about financial freedom. In today’s podcast, we cover how to set effective financial goals you’ll actually achieve. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast is […]

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This is the first day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. In today’s podcast, we interview Jean Chatzky of the Today Show to gain a better understanding of what financial freedom is, how we can achieve it, and what […]

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Imagine working hard for all of nine years. And then at the ripe old age of 30, you and your spouse retire to start a family. While it may sound like a fairy tale, that’s exactly what an engineer named Pete did. Pete is better known as Mr. Money Mustache. We talk a bit about […]

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Imagine you’re a CPA preparing tax returns for clients. Over the years you hear the same tax questions over and over again. So one day you decide to write a short book answering the most common tax questions and publish the book on Amazon. While you knew you could make money from the book, that […]

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Preparing for retirement requires us to make a number of critical judgments. From how much we should be saving to how to invest our savings, these decisions will have a major impact on our ability to retire and the lifestyle we’ll enjoy during retirement. To that end, Fidelity has just released a new study on […]

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In this 4th episode of the Dough Roller Podcast, I interview Nate Purpura of eHealth. Nate and the folks at eHealth are experts when it comes to Obamacare. Given all of the questions and uncertainties surrounding the Affordable Care Act, I was thrilled when Nate agreed to come on the show. The Topics Covered on […]

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One of the best books on investing is All About Asset Allocation by Rick Ferri. He’s written several great investing books, but AAAA is my favorite. It’s a must read, particularly if you’re just starting out or want to learn more about passive investing. In October of this year at a personal finance bloggers conference […]

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Credit scores and reports are as confusing as they are important. Since 2007 when Dough Roller launched, I’ve fielded hundreds of questions about credit reports and scores. What I’ve learned is just how much misinformation is out there about how FICO and credit reports actually work. So it was fitting for Episode 002 of the […]

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On this Veterans Day, I’m happy to announce the launch of the Dough Roller Podcast.  It’s been a long time in the making, and while I don’t have all the kinks worked out, it is off to a good start. To commemorate Veterans Day, in this first episode I interview Ryan Guina.  Ryan served in […]

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