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 […]


Thinkorswim Online Discount Broker Review

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 […]


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 […]


The 10 Largest Banks in the World

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. […]


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

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 […]


OptionsHouse Launches Two New Free Trial Services

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 […]