How Long Can You Live Off of Your Credit Card Rewards?

Have you ever wondered how much money you can actually make from your credit card rewards program if you saved and saved and saved the points, miles or cash back until you cashed them out all at once?  Most credit card rewards programs offer a flat 1% rewards program, meaning for every $100 you spend, […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Why is Netflix Advertising for Blockbuster Edition)

We’ve been covering the Netflix / Blockbuster saga pretty extensively over the last few months.  If you’ve been following along, it would appear, at least on the surface, that Blockbuster is making strides to be more competitive.  First, they introduced the in-store exchange system that allows customers to turn in their rentals by mail for […]


Lending Club Now Offers Five-Year Notes!

With the retraction of brick and mortar banking loans, P2P lending has become increasingly popular amongst both lenders and borrowers. LendingClub, the leader in P2P lending, announced today that they are introducing five-year Notes.  Previously, the longest Note available was three years and neither Lending Club nor Prosper had ever ventured out just this far. So […]


Pay-Per-Mile Auto Insurance–A Great Idea Ahead of its Time

At first glance, it seems like a great idea. Pay by the mile auto insurance. Drive a lot, pay more. Drive less, and save. But what seems like a great idea has had difficulty gaining traction. For a variety of reasons, including technology, regulations, and marketing, pay as you go auto insurance has stalled in […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (A Trillion Dollars Edition)

A not-so-long time ago, there was American currency printed worth more than just $100.   With the advancement of technology, the US government thought it to be a good idea to remove any bills in circulation worth more than $100 because counterfeiters were getting good at their jobs.  Back then, currency went as high as $100,000, […]


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 […]