tradeMONSTER Review – Online Discount Broker

  Update:  tradeMonster has now merged with OptionsHouse.  You can check out our review of OptionsHouse or go directly to the official OptionsHouse website. A sister company of optionMONSTER, tradeMONSTER is the newest player in the online discount broker game.  Barron’s continues to rate tradeMONSTER as a four-star broker, and while they have many similarities […]


Is ‘Buy and Hold’ Investing Fool’s Gold?

Last week my family had dinner with good friends of ours. After dinner our conversation turned to investing. Our friends told us about a money manager they were going to use to manage a small portion of their investment portfolio. The wife was fed up with the ‘buy and hold’ investment strategy, she told us, […]


5 Reasons Why You Are Not Wealthy

Ever see that person driving around in the nice luxury car and wonder why you don’t have one like that? Or you can’t understand why your home isn’t as nice as the one across town? Maybe you can’t figure out how you have so many bills to pay and so little to show for it […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


Orchard Bank Credit Cards Review

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, […]