Archives for April 2010

Not All CD’s Are Created Equal

There are only a handful of ways to earn “guaranteed” money on your investment and because the interest earned in an online savings account isn’t very high, it’s a good time to take advantage of CD’s.  Certificates of Deposit traditionally earn higher interest than that of savings accounts because your money is locked in for […]

Published or Updated: April 6, 2013

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Alternate Transportation

Almost every municipality in the country is making a push for alternate modes of transportation.  More and more bike paths are being built.  Sidewalks are being widened.  Community shuttle buses are popping up in towns where car congestion and parking (or lack thereof) has reached critical mass and if you haven’t been on a public […]

Published or Updated: April 26, 2010

How Much is a Great View Worth?

Depending on what state or country you live in, you might have a different opinion of what a great view is.  For some, the ideal living quarters is a house or condo next to the water.  For others, it’s stepping outside on your patio or porch and overlooking the forestry and world below.  But no […]

Published or Updated: April 26, 2010

7 Ways To Help A Family Member Financially Without Damaging Your Relationship

This is a guest post by Ron Haynes, the blogger behind The Wisdom Journal. He writes about making wise choices, improving your finances, and living a better life. If you like this article, consider subscribing to his RSS feed. If anyone should be there for you, it’s family.  What happens when a family member loses […]

Published or Updated: April 24, 2010

The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Cars of 2010

At, we like to bring you as many environmentally savvy tips as we can. Not only do they save the planet, they can sometimes save you money — the other kind of green we are particularly fond of. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but cars are slowly joining the Save the […]

Published or Updated: April 25, 2010

Do Prepaid Cell Phone Plans Really Save You Money?

Last week we wrote about simple ways to lower your monthly cell phone bill. One tip we mentioned was using a prepaid cell phone plan instead of committing to a long-term contract. The response from readers was amazing. In both comments and e-mail, reader after reader said prepaid cell phones were the way to go. […]

Published or Updated: November 12, 2011

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (FDIC Shuts Down 7 More Banks Edition)

Earlier this week, we reviewed the FDIC and what it is they do.  Amongst other things, they regularly monitor all of the banks in the US and when a bank becomes under-capitalized, they send a stern warning.  If the bank is unable to turn things around, it’s all but over. Friday, the FDIC shut down […]

Published or Updated: June 18, 2011

A Brief Introduction to the Stock Market

Over the next few months, we are going to be diving into the stock market.  Today, we’ll start with a basic introduction to the major markets and indexes in the United States, and as the days progress, the topic will become more and more advanced.  Hopefully, you’ll have completed a crash course in understanding the […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

Will Avatar Increase Blockbuster Subscriptions?

With $2.7 billion earned worldwide, Avatar became the highest grossing movie ever to hit the big screen.  Today, that number will certainly be added to, as Avatar was released on DVD and Blu Ray.  Anyone that wants to rent Avatar on DVD will have to visit their local Blockbuster brick and mortar store, add it […]

Published or Updated: August 20, 2013

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