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The Dough Roller Money Podcast

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.

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DR 024: How to Invest Like Warren Buffett [Interview withLarry Swedroe]

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 […] The post DR 024: How to Invest Like Warren Buffett [Interview withLarry Swedroe] appeared first on The Dough Roller.

48mins

17 Jan 2014

Rank #1

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Betterment vs. Wealthfront

Two of the biggest robo advisors are Betterment and WealthFront.  At first glance they may appear to be virtually identical.  Both create diversified portfolios with similar low cost ETFs.  Both rebalance your portfolio, reinvest your dividends, and offer tax loss harvesting.  Both have slick, easy to use websites. But there are some significant differences between […] The post Betterment vs. Wealthfront appeared first on The Dough Roller.

43mins

15 Jan 2015

Rank #2

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DR 040: How Best to Use a Backdoor Roth IRA

Even if you exceed the income limits for contribution to a Roth IRA, you may still be able to take advantage of this excellent additional retirement account option. You can work through what’s called a “backdoor Roth,” which basically means that you convert traditional IRA contributions into a Roth IRA. The process gets a little […] The post DR 040: How Best to Use a Backdoor Roth IRA appeared first on The Dough Roller.

26mins

21 Feb 2014

Rank #3

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DR 198: The 3 Ingredients to Building Lasting Wealth

Building wealth isn’t rocket science. Sure it can be hard to spend less than you make. And investing can be a bit overwhelming at first. But the math behind wealth is really simple. It only has three ingredients. And that’s true whether you’re Warren Buffett or a school teacher. It doesn’t matter how much you […] The post The 3 Ingredients to Building Lasting Wealth appeared first on The Dough Roller.

44mins

30 Nov 2015

Rank #4

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DR 217: How to Become a Millionaire the Hard Way

In my weekly Forbes column, I published an article on how to become a millionaire in under 20 years. There’s no mystery to it. Save a reasonable amount of money each month (maxing out a 401k will get the job done) and invest it wisely in low cost index funds. Done and done. And then […] The post How to Become a Millionaire the Hard Way appeared first on The Dough Roller.

52mins

13 Jul 2016

Rank #5

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DR 195: Maxing Out Retirement Accounts

Everywhere you look, experts are telling you to contribute to your retirement accounts. Whether it’s advice from newspapers, blogs, financial planners, or friends, any advice that is worth taking must include planning for retirement. Why? Because it’s that important! Over time, setting aside a small portion of your monthly income can mean the difference between living a comfortable retirement and […] The post Maxing Out Retirement Accounts: How Rich Could You Be? appeared first on The Dough Roller.

1hr 5mins

4 Nov 2015

Rank #6

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DR 090: Roth vs. Traditional IRA or 401k: The Math Behind This Important Decision

It’s without a doubt the most frequent question I receive from readers of this blog. People want to know whether they should put their retirement savings in a Roth vs traditional IRA or 401k. I’ve written a lot about these retirement options. If you are new to retirement accounts, I’d suggest you start by reading […] The post DR 090: Roth vs. Traditional IRA or 401k: The Math Behind This Important Decision appeared first on The Dough Roller.

43mins

22 Jul 2014

Rank #7

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DR 296--The 7 Levels of Financial Freedom

We examine the 7 levels of financial freedom.

34mins

2 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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DR 171: How to Retire at 40 – Interview With Chris of Eat the Financial Elephant

Since launching the podcast in 2013, I’ve had the chance to interview folks about early retirement. It started with Mr. Money Mustache, who retired at the ripe old age of 30. Then we had Todd Tresidder on the show, a former hedge fund manager who retired at 35. More recently, we talked to Jason of […] The post DR 171: How to Retire at 40 – Interview With Chris of Eat the Financial Elephant appeared first on The Dough Roller.

1hr 44mins

14 Apr 2015

Rank #9

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5 Reasons Never to Pay Off a Mortgage Early (and 1 Reason You Must)

Whether to pay off a mortgage early is an important decision. For some it’s a question of whether to allocate some extra cash each month to the mortgage. For others it’s a question of whether to pay off the home loan all at once. The lump sum approach often becomes an option from an inheritance […] The post 5 Reasons Never to Pay Off a Mortgage Early (and 1 Reason You Must) appeared first on The Dough Roller.

1hr 35mins

27 Mar 2015

Rank #10

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DR 165: 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 […] The post Financial Freedom Calculator – How Much Should You Save? appeared first on The Dough Roller.

2hr 12mins

2 Mar 2015

Rank #11

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DR 147: 10 Ways to Invest $10,000

A few weeks ago in the Dough Roller weekly newsletter I asked the following question: “What would you do if you came into $10,000?” I received a lot of answers.  What surprised me about the responses were how similar they were.  The varied in the specific details of how people would spend $10,000, but they shared […] The post DR 147: 10 Ways to Invest $10,000 appeared first on The Dough Roller.

32mins

9 Jan 2015

Rank #12

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DR 053: Should You Lease or Buy a Car?

Recently, a reader named John wrote in asking about leasing vs. buying a car. Here is John’s question: I was wondering what your input is in regard to buying vehicles? For example, I’m in the process right now of selling a vehicle for a good buck. Would you suggest reinvesting this money in a used […] The post DR 053: Should You Lease or Buy a Car? appeared first on The Dough Roller.

40mins

14 Apr 2014

Rank #13

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DR 194: Thoughts on Early Retirement

Retiring early is a dream held by many, but few people understand what it takes to make it happen. Even worse, many people don’t realize how much money they’ll need to retire early, so they hold out hope when their chances are slim. Still, it’s important to note that early retirement is absolutely achievable. With a commitment […] The post Is Early Retirement Still Achievable? appeared first on The Dough Roller.

57mins

16 Sep 2015

Rank #14

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DR 068: The 50-20-30 Budget

How can the numbers 50, 20, and 30 help you manage your finances? Today, we’re going to talk about the 50-20-30 rule of budgeting. A company called LearnVest popularized this rule of budgeting recently, but it’s been around long before them. I’ve seen many financial experts write about it, as well. The bottom line is […] The post Is the 50-20-30 Budget a Good Rule of Thumb? appeared first on The Dough Roller.

24mins

23 May 2014

Rank #15

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DR 046: 4% Retirement Withdrawal Rule--An Interview with Vanguard's Maria Bruno and Colleen Jaconetti

What do retirement planning professionals from Vanguard have to say about retirement topics like the 4% rule? In today’s podcast I interview two investment analysts at Vanguard with over 35 years of combined experience – Maria Bruno, CFP and Colleen Jaconetti, CFP. We talk about everything from the 4% rule to portfolio balancing issues to […] The post 4% Retirement Withdrawal Rule–An Interview with Vanguard’s Maria Bruno and Colleen Jaconetti appeared first on The Dough Roller.

47mins

26 Mar 2014

Rank #16

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Podcast 322: What Can An Investment Advisor Do For You? Interview with Steve Utkus at Vanguard

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/

35mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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DR 143: Should You Max Out Your 401k Early in the Year?

It’s common financial advice to max out a 401k. Putting as much away in a tax advantaged account as possible is just smart financial planning. There is of course a limit to how much we can contribute each year to a workplace retirement plan. And that has some asking whether they should max out their […] The post DR 143: Should You Max Out Your 401k Early in the Year? appeared first on The Dough Roller.

24mins

5 Jan 2015

Rank #18

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DR 108: Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest for Retirement?

Imagine you’ve just inherited some money. The amount just happens to match the outstanding balance on your mortgage. Now you have a decision. Do you pay off the mortgage or invest the money for retirement. That’s the question facing a podcast listener named Shelly. Here is her email to me: Great job on your podcasts. […] The post DR 108: Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest for Retirement? appeared first on The Dough Roller.

45mins

23 Sep 2014

Rank #19

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DR 145: 6 Keys to Successful Investing

Investors today must make countless decisions. We have to decide on the type of account to open, where to open it, an asset allocation plan, specific investments, mutual funds vs. ETFs, and the list goes on. It can be overwhelming. This hit home for me recently when I received the following email from a reader: […] The post DR 145: 6 Keys to Successful Investing appeared first on The Dough Roller.

42mins

7 Jan 2015

Rank #20