The DoughRoller Weekly Roundup (BudgetPulse.com Edition)

BudgetPulse.com, a personal finance website that allows you to manage your money more effectively, has recently launched a new feature that can help users set and meet their financial goals.  The online fundraising tool allows family and friends to directly contribute money through Paypal and/or Amazon into one centralized location which should eliminate any problems […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

How to Raise the Next Warren Buffett–Teach Your Child to Read!

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What one thing do investing legends Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger do that is responsible for their financial success? The answer is simple–they read. And I mean they read everything. And that brings me to the topic for today’s article–How do we teach our children to read at an early age? You may have seen […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

Orchard Bank Credit Cards Review

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Important Update: Capital One has acquired Orchard Bank, and the Orchard Bank credit cards are no longer available. We do list, however, the best secured credit cards and the best cards for poor credit. Recently I’ve been receiving e-mails and comments asking about how one can get a credit card with bad credit, no credit, […]

Published or Updated: June 4, 2014

Don’t Be Tempted By The Glitter Of Gold

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There can be no mistaking that gold is once again in vogue.  There are so many commercials on late night television with celebrity endorsements trying to convince you to buy gold coins or telling you that you can make a fortune by selling your scrap gold.  But the only people who are actually making money […]

Published or Updated: February 20, 2012

How to Tell if a Credit Card Number is a Fake

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Have you ever taken all of your credit cards, spread them out on a coffee table and noticed patterns in the 16 digit numbers?  Well, neither have I. But believe it or not, there is a way to verify if the credit cards you hold in your wallet are the real deal or phony bologna. […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

Discount Brokers that Pay Interest on Cash

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A reader recently asked which low cost stock brokers pay the highest interest rates on cash. This question is particularly important if you plan to have a fair amount of cash in your brokerage account. And the interest rates paid by brokers on cash balances vary considerably. Some brokers don’t pay any interest, while others […]

Published or Updated: September 19, 2013

10 Simple Steps to Buying a Car or Truck on eBay.

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For someone who is prepared, buying a vehicle on eBay can be a financially responsible decision.  For those who are unprepared, it can be a very scary, very disastrous move.  Four years ago, I purchased a 2003 Ford Mustang with 23,000 miles from a dealer in Florida on eBay and the car runs just as […]

Published or Updated: November 4, 2009

Where Does the Money You Spend on a Movie Ticket Go?

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As has become recent tradition, some friends and I decided to head to the movies and see Saw VI.  Even though I haven’t really liked the last 3 Saw movies that have come out, I feel compelled to continue to watch them, as if I’m addicted.  Well, Saw VI certainly lived up to my expectations, […]

Published or Updated: April 20, 2011

The DoughRoller Weekly Roundup (American Express Money Manager Tool Edition)

American Express recently launched a money manager tool that gives you one more way to stay on top of your finances.  This tool allows you to: Keep track of due dates for bill payments Review all of your spending across multiple bank and investment accounts Consolidate rewards statements for hotel and frequent flyer points Calculate […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012