SmartMoney’s 2010 Best Online Discount Brokers


Smart Money, a leader in the personal investing community, has always done an excellent job in rating the best online discount brokers available to consumers today. This year’s report opens with a reminder: read the fine print. With competition among discount brokers steadily growing, the price wars get fiercer and fiercer. Some brokers advertise dirt-cheap […]

Published or Updated: December 8, 2012

Survey Says: Americans Are Conflicted About the Future of Our Economy


PerkStreet Financial, one of the new players in the online checking account world, recently teamed up with Harris Interactive and released a survey looking at consumer attitudes toward the future of our economy.  The survey took place over five days in June and included the opinions of 2,174 adults.  Men and women of varying financial […]

Published or Updated: July 18, 2010

The 4 Best Credit Cards for College Students – March 2015

discover it student card

Credit cards for college students are a hot-button topic – and not without reason. With student loan debt on the rise, many advise students to steer clear of credit cards altogether. Some people think it’s even unethical to market credit cards to college students. At the same time, responsible credit card use can help young […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2015

Your Guide to Google Search—How to Make the Most of the #1 Search Engine


One of the best features of Google is its simplicity. With a predominately white page and simple search box set in the middle, even young children today know how to Google. And we’ve all typed in countless searches and found what we were looking for without giving Google a second thought. But lurking behind this […]

Published or Updated: July 15, 2010

What is a Good Credit Score?

What is a Good Credit Score

It seems like a simple question at first. What is a good credit score? But what may seem simple at first, turns out to have a few complications. Some regard anything over 650 to be a quality score while others contend that 725 is where a good credit score begins.  Truth be told, there is […]

Published or Updated: October 9, 2014

Citi Dividend Platinum Select MasterCard® Review

Before the credit fallout of 2008, the Citi Dividend Platinum Select MasterCard was one of the hottest and best credit cards in the market.  The high cash back percentage and low APR combined to attract new cardholders. And with a low balance transfer fee and great 0% intro offer, the Citi Dividend Platinum Select MasterCard […]

Published or Updated: December 14, 2011

A 60 Second Guide to the W-9 Form

W-9 form

The W-9 Form, titled “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification,” is an IRS form used to request a taxpayer identification number. The form is generally used when an individual, freelancer or independent consultant (i.e., non-employee) is hired to provide goods or services to another individual or business. The purpose of the form is to […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Spain Wins the 2010 World Cup Edition)

Spain Soccer

After 62 World Cup matches, Spain and The Netherlands battled it out to see who would win their first ever World Cup.  After an extremely terrible first half, both teams opened it up a bit in the second half and had numerous chances to end the game in regulation.  Yellow card after yellow card was […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2011

Five Reasons Why TradeKing Is a Great Online Discount Broker


Even with the stock market slipping, there are a good number of diverse online discount brokers to choose from.  Discount brokers offer quick, electronic trades and the convenience of being able to trade from home, the office, or a smart mobile device.  If you’re thinking about opening an account with a discount broker, you may […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013