YNAB 3 Review–Budgeting Made Fun

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Update: YNAB 4 has been released with significant enhancements to the software. Reader our detailed YNAB 4 review for more details. I’m just going to get this out of the way right now—YNAB 3 is an awesome budgeting software tool. And at the “tender” age of 43, it takes a lot for me to use […]

Published or Updated: September 18, 2013

SmartyPig to Increase AND Decrease Their Interest Rates

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When we reviewed SmartyPig a few months ago, they offered a 2.01% APY on their online savings accounts, which was around 30 points higher than their closest competitor.  With every passing day, SmartyPig continued to offer a 2.01% APY, while other online banks slowly dropped their interest rates.  Currently, SmartyPig’s online savings account is over […]

Published or Updated: June 18, 2011

Convenience Checks: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly

Have you ever received blank checks from a credit card company? We get them all the time. A letter comes in the mail from one of our credit card issuers, and inside are a bunch of perforated checks–and a lot of legal jargon, too. Described as convenience checks, the idea of writing a check without […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

The Jobs I’ve Had So Far Part 3: Working For My Dad

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The following guest post was written by Mike @ Green Panda Treehouse. Here’s a little bit more about Mike; “ I work in the financial industry specializing in personal finance. I enjoy trying to earn cash in different ways other than waiting for my pay check every two weeks. I love to try different things […]

Published or Updated: April 19, 2010

What is the FDIC?

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In 1929, the United States of America began a 10+ year stretch that would forever change the nation.  October 29th of that year, known as black Tuesday, is the day that most historians cite as the start of the Great Depression.  The Great Depression was the most difficult economic time our nation had ever seen […]

Published or Updated: June 18, 2011

Net10 Promo Codes, Deals and Coupons

Net10 promotional codes offer great savings off of an already low cost alternative to costly cell phone contracts. A reader brought Net10 to our attention recently, so we thought we’d add Net10 to our list of promo codes and regularly update the list as new deals become available. By the way, here’s what the reader […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Utilize the Salvation Army Edition)

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Growing up with a younger brother, I was on the better end of the “hand me down” rule in which anything I wore was filtered down the sibling chain.  My parents decided that two boys were enough for them, so once my brother had outgrown my old clothes, it was time to take a trip […]

Published or Updated: December 6, 2011

Verizon Wireless Promo Codes, Deals and Coupons

Verizon Wireless promotional codes and rebates offer discounts, specials on accessories, and even free cell phones. Verizon Wireless regularly offers cell phones, service, and accessories at big discounts. We track these offers and update this page as new deals and rebates become available. The rebate links below apply to online purchases. Buying a Verizon Wireless […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

Take Online College Courses for Free

Do you miss the intellectual stimulation of college classes? Do you have an inner politico or engineer needing attention? If I had my druthers, I’d be a full-time student for the rest of my life. With the help of the Internet, continuing education has become far more attainable and even free. More colleges and universities […]

Published or Updated: April 14, 2010