E*Trade Offers Free Trades For 60 Days


In an age where more and more online discount brokers are vying for the same traders, E*Trade has made a bold move to snatch up new business.  From now until December 31st, 2011, E*Trade is offering free trades for the first 60 days you open your account, no strings attached.  Well, as few strings as […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2013

The Hidden Costs of Exotic Pets


Household pets can be an excellent addition to any family or home.  Animals like dogs, cats and birds are loving companions to millions of American families and the cost of owning them is just a drop in the bucket compared to the joy they can bring.  Housing, equipment, food and supplies are the basic needs […]

Published or Updated: May 6, 2010

How To Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill With Validas

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I’ve been contemplating a switch in cell phone providers for a long time now, mostly because the reception in my high-rise apartment is pretty lousy.  I’ve also considered dumping the cell phone all together, in favor for Magic Jack or Ooma but for some reason, I’m scared that in an emergency situation, I’ll be disconnected […]

Published or Updated: December 8, 2011

Best Savings Accounts to Help Teach Children Financial Responsibility

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One of the greatest gifts we can give a child is to teach them financial responsibility at a young age. And a savings account for children can go a long way in this effort. As my wife and I raise our two kids, now both teenagers, we can see just how important it is that […]

Published or Updated: July 24, 2015

The Five Most Annoying Credit Card Fees


Credit card companies make money in a variety of ways. The most controversial way is to charge fees for card usage.  Sure, the most common way to make a profit would be to charge high interest rates for a revolving balance, but with a fee here and a fee there, thousands of dollars can be […]

Published or Updated: June 14, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Toyota Getting Sued A LOT Edition)

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Toyota has been a constant in the mainstream media over the last few months and it seems things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.  Earlier this week it was announced that Toyota has more than 320 pending lawsuits in federal and state court, which experts estimate could cost Toyota over […]

Published or Updated: April 23, 2012

HELP! Vonage Has Taken Our Phone Number Hostage

It’s called “local number portability.” We know it as keeping our phone number when we change phone companies. Part of the Federal Communication Commission’s rules, so long as you stay in the same geographic area, your soon to be old phone company has to release your phone number so that you can transfer it to […]

Published or Updated: December 8, 2011

Verizon FiOS Promo Codes, Deals and Coupons

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Verizon FiOS deals and coupons offer discounts off of high speed internet, digital TV, and telephone service. Whether you are looking for just one service, or all three (triple play), you’ll find updated promo codes and links here. The best deals are offered when you order triple play service (Internet, TV, and phone bundled into […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013