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 […]


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 […]


How To Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill With Validas

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]