The Dough Roller Money Podcast helps people make the most of their money. Through interviews, news, tips and resources, the show helps you take your finances to the next level. Whether you are just starting out, under a mountain of debt, or nearing retirement, the Dough Roller Podcast can help you achieve your financial goals. And remember, the best thing money can buy is financial freedom.
Investment advice is everywhere. Some advice you'll find for free but if you're looking for professional advice, tailored to your financial situation and goals, you may have to pay for it. Is it worth investing in? We talk to Vanguard's Steve Utkus about assessing the value of advice. Read More: https://www.doughroller.net/investing/hire-investment-advisor-manage-investments/
In this episode we're going to talk about the simple math behind the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early). How do you even start to think about how much money you'll need when you're ready to retire? The good thing is, it's easier to figure out than you might think. Plus, Rob talks about his new book, which is now available on pre-order.
In this episode, Rob discusses the process of buying a home (he just bought one!) But how should he (and you) keep track of important documents? Rob created a shared spreadsheet that you can use to keep track of everything important related to his home.
In this episode, Rob gets theoretical: How much control do we actually have over our financial situation? Rob tackles the issue, and dives into the Latte Factor - the idea that if you stop buying your cup of coffee at Starbucks you'll end up with a million dollars in 40 years. Is that true, or does it rest on unrealistic assumptions?
In this episode, Rob talks about his plan to generate a million dollars in wealth through cash back rewards. He tries to strike a balance between maximizing cash rewards while maintaining simplicity by using just one credit card. He walks us through which cards he's using, discusses Ebates, and shares his wisdom on earning cash back.
In this episode, Rob talks about investment fees and whether they really matter. Are fees important, or are the returns what we should be focusing on? Rob also takes a detour to discuss the Secure Act - a piece of legislation that would make changes to retirement accounts. Find out how it would affect you if it passes.
In this podcast, Rob takes a deep dive into what you get when you pay high advisory fees. He compares the Fidelity Freedom 2050 target retirement fund with the similar Vanguard 2050 retirement fund. He ends off with three questions to ask yourself before you leave an expensive managed investment fund: Is my advisor’s strategy truly adding value to my portfolio? Am I comfortable having all my money in just three or four funds? How will I handle it when my portfolio underperforms?
In this episode, Rob talks about Health Savings Accounts. He calls them "one of the best tax-advantaged accounts" you could have - he tells us why he has one and why you should too. Oh, and if you want to watch it on Youtube, the the podcast has a video new format - check it out!
In this episode, Rob discusses Balance Transfer Credit Cards. What are they, what aren't they. How to use them, how not to use them. Trick, traps. And everything else you should think about when you consider applying for a balance transfer credit card. He also answers some listener questions about the latest Flywheel episode and more.
In this episode, Rob answers listener questions about REIT funds and the Smart Beta. He also discusses the Flywheel, which describes investing as difficult to get started but easy thereafter. It’s a fun episode - enjoy!
In this episode, Rob discusses The Progress Principle, coined by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, and gives advice on how to apply it to your financial life. From tracking your net worth to using the debt snowball to rid yourself of debt, Rob gives you the tools you need to progress in your financial life.
In this episode, Rob dives deep into best practices for asset allocation. Hint: There's no one right answer - everyone will have a strategy that works best for their own personal needs. But use the tools Rob gives you to figure out your own stocks vs. bonds allocation.
In this episode, Rob discussed a couple of financial tools he finds useful that can help you with budgeting, retirement planning, and much much more. One of the tools you might be familiar with, the other maybe not. As always, he hopes this episode will help you in your quest for financial freedom.
The markets declined recently. We all lost money, on paper. We all started to worry. and we questioned everything. In this episode, Rob talks about the psychology of facing a downturn in the stock market.
In this episode, Rob asks what's more important within the FIRE movement - the FI (Financial Independence) or the RE (Retiring Early). He also discusses the future of the movement in the face of the next bear market.
When it comes to money, things can become very confusing. This confusion can lead to stress, which leads to poor spending habits. In this episode, Rob tells us his four simple strategies to simplify the financial world in order to be successful with money in the long-term.
Rob teaches us how to manage an emergency fund after reading a discussion on the topic on the Dough Roller Facebook group. He tells us what he does with his own emergency fund, and give us some insight into the best alternatives that might be right for others.
Today we talk with famed value investor, Guy Spier. The author of The Education of a Value Investor, Guy shares with us some of his investment approach that has enabled him to beat the S&P 500 for two decades.
In our series on How to Build Wealth on Any Income, today we look at what drives stock prices. So often investors see the market as a game, at best. The reality is that behind every stock mutual fund or ETF are real live businesses working to earn a profit. And it's ultimately profits that drive the direction of stock prices.
In part one of our series on how to build wealth on any income, we look at the importance of the net worth statement. We explore how our monthly budget affects our net worth, and the importance of compounding.
One percent doesn't seem like much. But pay an investment advisor 1% a year and it could easily cost your more than $1 million over a lifetime of investing. In this podcast, we look at why investment fees matter.
We respond to a listener's question about credit card debt. She wants to know if it makes sense to take out a personal loan to pay off four credit cards. We talk about why it can be a good move, but also a significant risk.
A listener named Steve is making some important investment decisions in his 401k. While we can't give him any specific advice, we use his choices to talk about common issues facing all retirement investors.
Health Savings Accounts offer a tax advantaged way to pay for medical expenses. They only apply with high deductible health insurance plans. But if you have one, they can be used for everything from emergencies to retirement. We explain how in this episode.
Refinancing a mortgage can be a great way to save money. While falling interest rates often spark a refi frenzy, there are other reasons to refinance a mortgage. We look at the 4 key times refinancing can make sense and how to evaluate the cost savings.
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, shopping for a mortgage can be scary. There are just so many options out there, and you may not understand what all the terminology means. Before you apply for a mortgage, you should be sure that you understand what’s available. There are literally thousands of specific mortgage products on the […] The post What Types of Mortgages Are There and Which One Is Right for You? appeared first on The Dough Roller.
Welcome back to our eighth – and final – installment of the How to Start an Online Business series. We’ve covered what you need (and don’t need) to make money online, how to set up a WordPress site, what you need to do to drive traffic to your business, and now, we’re going to talk […] The post How to Make Money With Your Blog appeared first on The Dough Roller.
Welcome to the 7th installment of our podcast series on launching your own, profitable website or blog. I’m glad you’ve stuck around and hope you’re learning a lot. In past posts, we’ve talked about picking the right domain name, setting up your WordPress site, and content strategy. Today, we are going to talk about driving […] The post How to Drive Traffic to Your Online Business appeared first on The Dough Roller.
I received my initial financial education, particularly as it relates to investing, courtesy of the school of hard knocks. My wife and I spent the first decade of our careers investing with an advisor, one who was paid by commissions on the products we were sold. In the process, we made many massive and expensive […] The post Variable Annuities: What They Are and Why They’re a Bad Idea for Most Investors appeared first on The Dough Roller.