Are Political Donations Tax Deductable?

The more familiar you become with tax law, the more money you potentially stand to save each and every year.  One of the more common questions asked is “Are political contributions tax deductible?”  Whether it’s your county mayor or the future President of the United States, the rules on taking advantage of these tax deductions […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Hurricane Season is Officially Underway Edition)

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I live in Miami, FL, so hurricane season means more to me than most people.  When I was going to school at the University of Miami, I remember being hit with two hurricanes in the same season, causing the school to close for two weeks.  Outside of the occasional hurricane party, the event of a […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

Moving Might Be More Expensive Than You Think

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The professional moving industry is an extremely competitive business.  Moving companies have to entice consumers to select them if they want to make money and this and this can sometimes be done through the moving quote. What often appears like a reasonable quote from a professional moving company can turn into a final price that […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

How to Buy a Refurbished iPhone

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Way back in 2007 when iPhones were first introduced I wrote 5 Money-Saving Reasons to Buy an iPhone. As a Mac Addict, I wanted to buy the iPhone when it first came out, and this article was my attempt to justify the big price tag. In the end, though, I decided to wait, and gave […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

How 5 Financial Blunders Will Affect Your Credit Score

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Have you ever wondered how paying a bill late will affect your credit score? Or have you considered how many points your credit score would lose in the event of a foreclosure or bankruptcy? Because the exact details of how a FICO score is calculated are kept secret, there is a certain mystery that surrounds […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2013

PerkStreet Launches a 5% Cash Back Debit Card!

Perkstreet Cash Back

Ladies and Gentleman, I come to you today with something that I’ve never seen before.  PerkStreet, a somewhat unknown online checking account and debit card provider has just decided to offer 5% cash back on their debit card for select purchases and a flat 2% cash back for everything else.  All non-PIN transactions of course. […]

Published or Updated: September 10, 2012

Lending Club Offers $300 Investing Bonus!

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Lending Club, the largest peer-to-peer lender in the world today, has announced a very generous bonus available for a limited time only.  Investors new or old, can earn up to $300 in cash depending on the amount of new money they load into their Lending Club accounts and invest before July 31st 2010.  First, let’s […]

Published or Updated: June 7, 2011

What is a Second Chance Account and Where Can You Get One?

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A checking account is an important tool to managing your finances. I’ve had a checking account since college, and frankly, it’s hard to imagine living without one. For some people, however, getting approved for a traditional checking account is impossible. And that’s where a second chance checking account can help. New Option: American Express and […]

Published or Updated: October 19, 2013

2010 Federal Income Tax Brackets (IRS Tax Rates)

IRS Tax Brackets

Before we get into the various tax brackets for 2010, we should take a second to understand what a tax bracket is.  It’s a common misconception that your tax bracket is the percentage of your income paid in federal income tax.  Have you ever had a conversation where a relative warns you, “Don’t make more […]

Published or Updated: March 30, 2012