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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


What is the FDIC?

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 […]


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 […]