OptionsHouse Updates Low Cost Options Pricing Structure and Trading Tools

OptionsHouse recently changed its pricing structure for options trading and added some new trading tools. OptionsHouse Low Cost Options Trades OptionsHouse recently announced some significant changes to its trading platform. The discount broker has updated both its pricing structure and its trading tools. OptionsHouse still offers flat rate stock trades for just $2.95. But it’s […]


The DoughRoller Weekly Roundup (Santa Claus Edition)

With Santa getting ready to make an appearance at every child’s home in a couple of days, I thought it would be neat to briefly discuss how financially, Santa took it on the chin this year. First, he lives in the North Pole.  Considering how the housing bubble burst, I’m certain the value of his […]


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Car Insurance

Insurance, is one of the more interesting financial decisions that is made each year by consumers. Whether it be auto, health, life or the many other kinds available, the options, features and pricing can be a bit overwhelming.  Essentially, you are paying insurance companies every month to protect your family, yourself, and those around you […]


How to Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio

Rebalancing your investment portfolio is a critical component of investing. Any finely tuned asset allocation, as asset prices move up and down, will begin to deviate from your investment plan. How to rebalance your portfolio is the easy part, which we’ll get to in a minute. But first let’s talk about the difficult part of […]


Cash Back Smackdown: Discover it® vs. Chase Freedom

Recently readers have been asking me which card offers the best cash back rewards, Discover it® Cashback Match™ or Chase Freedom. Since I carry both and have used their cash rewards, it seemed like a great question to address. At first glance, it would seem that the two cards are about equal. For example, both […]


When (if ever) Should You Walk Away From a Mortgage

A reader asks whether he should walk away from his mortgage Recently a reader e-mailed me asking whether he should walk away from his mortgage. In 2007, he bought a condo with no money down on a 5-year adjustable rate mortgage, and the property is now worth $25,000 less than he owes. Although he can […]