Sallie Mae Online Bank Account Review

Sallie Mae

When you or I think of Sallie Mae, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t their online savings account. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure that the 1,000th thing to come to mind would be a savings account. Yet, Sallie Mae has recently launched just that, and with a current savings rate […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

FNBO Direct Review

FNBO Direct Review

First National Bank of Omaha, a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska, is currently the largest privately owned bank in the United States today.  Founded in 1850 and opened in 1857 by a group of Iowan settlers, FNBO was also a pioneer in getting women in the workforce.  In 1913, First National Bank of Omaha […]

Published or Updated: July 14, 2014

How Much Money is in Circulation Today?

Circulation Guest Post

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has quite the task of determining just how much money should be printed and distributed each year.  Once the number of economic importance has been figured out, the fun part of shredding old bills to compensate for the new ones takes place and the value of a dollar is […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly Roundup (4th of July Economics Edition)

First and foremost, I hope everyone had a happy and healthy 4th of July holiday weekend.  Holiday’s like the 4th of July are excellent ways of getting together with family and friends and they are to be taken advantage of whenever you can.  That said, I also hope you didn’t spend to much money this […]

Published or Updated: December 6, 2011

Current Wells Fargo Mortgage Rates

Wells Fargo

One day, in the not-so-distant future, I plan to become a homeowner.  Where that home is and how much it costs is anyone’s best guess but you can bet I’ll spend hundreds of hours researching the best mortgage rates available before I commit to anything. The first bank I will be checking is Wells Fargo.  […]

Published or Updated: February 1, 2012

Are Savings Bonds a Sound Investment?

Savings Bond I

Savings bonds are issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (U.S. Treasury) and are debt securities.  The proceeds from the sale of these securities are used to pay for the borrowing needs of the U.S. government. Because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S., they are considered one of […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013