magicJack Review – Why You Need it NOW

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You wouldn’t know it to look at me but I’m not the biggest fan of technology.  I grew up in a home that still uses a rotary phone, never had a microwave or an answering machine, but I kind of liked it that way.  Usually when technology made an advance, it meant more money had […]

Published or Updated: July 28, 2010

Understanding the Wall Street Stock Market Crash of 1929

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The stock market crash of 1929 was an unprecedented economic event in American history and marked the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. Fueled by exuberant speculation in the stock market, Americans failed to recognize the warning signs and continued to engage in risky behavior. The end of World War I ushered […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

Prepaid Credit Cards + Online Savings Account = Incredible Interest Rate

Update: The Mango MasterCard is no longer available. As an alternative, check out the Walmart MoneyCard Prepaid MasterCard. We recently learned of a prepaid credit card that will soon offer a high interest rate savings account to its customers. Believe it or not, the savings account will pay 5.1% interest, which is more than triple […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

The Child and Dependent Care Credit and IRS W-10 Form

While you may have never heard of IRS Form W-10, you will if you’re currently paying or planning to pay someone to care for a child, dependent, or spouse? If you are, then you may qualify to claim what’s called the Child and Dependent Care credit on your federal income tax return. To claim this […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2012

Thinkorswim Online Discount Broker Review

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A long-standing industry leader in software solutions for options traders, thinkorswim took Barron’s #1 rank among online discount brokers this year. Thinkorswim (now a subsidiary of TD Ameritrade) comes with a comprehensive array of services, from all manner of market orders, to mutual funds, and even currency trading. Trading with thinkorswim’s A+ technology comes with […]

Published or Updated: February 27, 2012

The 10 Most Expensive States to Insure Your Automobile

As any driver knows, a whole host of variables can affect how much you pay to insure a car on the road. Getting older? The most dangerous drivers are younger than 25, the safest between 50 and 65. Statistically safer drivers, women tend to pay less. Accidents and tickets within a recent number of years […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2012

The 10 Largest Banks in the World

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Although signs of recovery appear to be on the horizon, the financial crisis continues to plague the global banking system.  Banks are being shut down on a regular basis and interest rates continue to fall, making it harder and harder to find a reliable and trustworthy bank, that also has a high savings account rate. […]

Published or Updated: September 30, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (What’s Another $50 Billion Edition)

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On June 1st, COBRA subsidies expired, meaning newly unemployed individuals can no longer be eligible to receive a 65% deduction on their current health care plan if they chose to keep it after becoming unemployed.  For example, let’s say John Q was laid off on January 1st, 2010.  COBRA allows John to continue his health-care […]

Published or Updated: August 29, 2013

OptionsHouse Launches Two New Free Trial Services

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When it comes to online discount brokers, offering free-trials is not commonplace.  Most discount brokers simply don’t have services that charge monthly fees but OptionsHouse does.  To prove that their services are worth the money they cost, OptionsHouse is offering their coaching service, as well as a subscription to two Morningstar newsletters, free for 90 […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2013