The DoughRoller Weekly Roundup (Zecco $50,000 Practice Forex Account Edition)

In addition to being one of the best discount brokers out there, Zecco has developed a pretty sweet platform for Forex trading.  If you’re not familiar with Forex trading and enjoy playing around with cool technology, Zecco will provide you a mock trading account with $50,000 in virtual currency.  With real-time quotes, it’s the perfect […]


Blockbuster Review – Online and Brick and Mortar Style

Blockbuster Inc., a pioneer in video rentals, developed an extremely sound business model in the mid 1980’s.  Buy VHS movies at bulk rates, rent them out to the public and after two or three rentals rake in the monster profits.  Without competition from other major rental chains like the Internet or satellite and cable T.V […]


SEP IRA Contribution Limits for 2017

A few years ago I set up an SEP IRA, a retirement account designed for self-employed individuals and owners of small businesses. Frankly, it’s one of the best kept secrets for the self-employed. A SEP IRA works similar to a traditional IRA or 401(k). Contributions are generally 100% tax deductible, and investments grow tax deferred. Withdrawals […]


A Buyer’s Guide to Rent to Own Homes

In 2005 I became a landlord. A good friend and I began investing in single family homes in the mid-west. We purchased two HUD foreclosures in 2005, and since then we’ve added 3 more HUD foreclosures to our portfolio. When we advertise one of our homes for rent, we always advertise the property as a […]


Quicken 2010 Review

I just received an e-mail today that Intuit has released Quicken 2010. Describing the new version of its popular money mangement software as the “must-have upgrade,” Quicken Home & Business 2010 offers several new features. Organizes your finances all in one place Improved, streamlined, and guaranteed easier Saves time by automatically importing your existing Quicken […]


Why Many NFL Players Fumble When it Comes to Personal Finance

Almost every breathing human being covets the life of a professional athlete.  The perception is that for a few hours a week, a professional athlete can earn millions of dollars a year in addition to the fame and lifestyle.  The skill set required is usually running fast, throwing far, or being able to shoot a […]