It’s April 15th. Do You Know Where Your Tax Return Is?

The 105th day of the year (106th on a leap-year) is always known for one thing and one thing only – TAXES.  The US government has declared April 15th as the very last day a tax return can be filed, without penalty, with some exceptions of course. Federal income tax was first introduced during the […]


Should Teacher’s Pay be Based on Student Performance?

When I decided to attend the University of Miami in 2002, I wanted to follow in most of my family’s footsteps and become a teacher.  I always had a passion for mathematics, so I decided to double major in probability and education.  Five years later, I completed all of my classroom required training and was […]


LifeLock Review – Protecting Your Identity

Way back in May 2008, we reviewed LifeLock, and a lot has happened with the company since then. LifeLock was sued by the FTC for false advertising, and settled to the tune of $12 million. It named Tom Ridge, former U.S. Homeland Security chief, to its Board of Directors. And it’s changed the identity protection […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Airlines Charging for Everything Edition)

Spirit Airlines has been in the news this past week for becoming the first airline to charge customers for their carry-on luggage.  Beginning August 1st, 2010, anyone that brings a bag that must be stored in the overhead compartment on a flight will have to pay $45 at the time of the flight, or $30 […]


Was Netflix ‘Blindsided’ by Blockbuster?

I need your help with an investing decision. The issue involves Blockbuster and Netflix. There are two questions that have been puzzling me, and I could sure use some input. Here are the two questions: 1. Why do more people choose Netflix over Blockbuster even though Blockbuster offers physical store locations in addition to online […]


5 Habits Of Financially Successful People

I have read quite a few financial books and noticed common themes among individuals who achieve a high degree of financial success. Millionaires often share many common traits. Let’s take a look at 5 common habits that enable financially successful people to build wealth. Financially Successful People… 1. Make Smart Buying Decisions Wouldn’t it be great […]