Flood Insurance: Are you sure your home is covered?

I’ve been talking with my insurance agent over the past few weeks about flood insurance. It may not be the most exciting topic, but I’m always interested in insuring against those events that can totally destroy our home. As part of my research, I found a great government resource about flood insurance that I’ll share […]


ING Electric Orange Checking Account–$25 Bonus Referral

Update: There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that the $25 bonus for an ING Electric Checking Account is no longer available. The good news is that ING still offers a no fee checking account with great rates. In fact, ING’s high yield checking account comes with several great features: Your FDIC-insured […]


Lending Club Halts New Lender Registrations and Referral Program Pending Filing with SEC

Lending Club today announced that it has “started a process to register, with the appropriate securities authorities, promissory notes that may be offered and sold to lenders through our site in the future.” Thus, it appears that Lending Club wants to create a secondary market for its loans that would allow peer-to-peer lenders who need […]


Clinton’s Earn $109 Million as Unemployment Jumps to 5.1%

Two news stories at the end of last week really caught my attention. First, the Clintons finally released their tax returns. They show the former and possibly next Presidents earned a combined $109 million since leaving office.   Second, the U.S. economy lost 80,000 jobs in March, the biggest drop in five years, bring the […]


Best of March 2008

Welcome to the Best of March 2008. Here you’ll find the best articles, posts, tools, resources and news about money, finance, and investing from the past month. News & Analysis New five dollar bill put into circulation The new five dollar bill entered circulation on March 13, 2008. Opensecrets.org A guide to the money in […]


March 2008 in Review

March 2008 was a great month at The Dough Roller. More than 40,000 folks stopped by to read an article or two, and to add to the discussion through comments. I also added a second writer to the staff. More about the mysterious “NL” in a later post, but she has written some great posts, […]