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 […]


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

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 […]


Moving Might Be More Expensive Than You Think

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 […]


How to Buy a Refurbished iPhone

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 […]


How 5 Financial Blunders Will Affect Your Credit Score

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 […]


PerkStreet Launches a 5% Cash Back Debit Card!

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. […]