Food Prices Are Soaring Everywhere!

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Photo: arbyreed Over the last several years, food prices have begun to soar. Not only at high end grocery stores such as Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheck) but even at chains such as Safeway, Sam’s Club and Costco. Fueled by trends in the global demand for food and the costs involved in supplying it, finding […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

When Is Your Credit Score Good Enough?

So you’ve taken advantage of a free credit score offer. With your score in hand, you may have even done some research on what is a good credit score. But the question still remains, what exactly does your credit score mean. How does your score compare to others? And even more important, do you have […]

Published or Updated: October 29, 2012

A Comparison of Online Tax Software

Taxes

With the prevalence of the world wide web, a lot of the brick and mortar businesses have moved online, and tax preparation software is a great example. It wasn’t long ago that the lines at the post office on April 15th went out the door, around the block and down the street. But these days, […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2013

AMEX National Money Talk Night $50 Amazon Giveaway

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Congrats to our $50 Amazon Gift Card Winner Denisa! American Express will be contacting you shortly to claim your reward. American Express, in conjunction with Jean Chatzky, is sponsoring a National Money Talk Night on Thursday, September 16th 2010 in the hopes of providing young adults with a better understanding of managing their finances independently. […]

Published or Updated: December 17, 2011

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Blockbuster Throws In the Towel Edition)

Blockbuster

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, it appears that our big blue friend Blockbuster has finally decided to declare bankruptcy.  In a recent development, Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes announced the company will be filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September as it hopes to restructure it’s massive debt load ($990 million) while closing another 800 stores country-wide.  Blockbuster […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

Premier Rewards Gold Card Review

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As we mentioned earlier, J.D. Power ranked American Express as the best overall credit cards for customer satisfaction. After that article, I realized that I had never reviewed the one American Express card I’ve carried for years – the .  Actually, American Express offers two different gold cards. They have the , of course. But […]

Published or Updated: February 28, 2014

How to Make Money on eBay Selling Stuff You Don’t Own

eBay

As we continue to slug through an abysmal economy, more and more people are looking for ways to earn extra income. Running this blog now for three years has taught me that there are literally thousands of ways you can make extra money online. One way to make money online is by selling other people’s […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

List of Personal Finance Software Options

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When it comes to budgeting your money, one of the key first steps is using the right tools. For many that may be nothing more than a pad of paper and pencil, or an Excel spreadsheet. I’ve used Excel spreadsheets for years, and you can find some really helpful (and free) Excel budget templates online, […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

The 10 Largest Universities In The United States

ASU

Some of the country’s largest universities are hailed as the most entertaining due to the sheer amount of people that attend and the range of activities offered. You might just be one of the crowd if you attend a large school, but who’s to say that can’t be the most fun? According to Fall 2009 […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013