The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (NFL Season Starts TONIGHT Edition)

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It’s that time of year again ladies and gentleman where 22 football players and seven zebra dressed referee’s take the field for the Hall of Fame pre-season NFL game.  Football has always been a passion of mine, and there’s no better time of year than the day the season gets underway. Tonight, the Cincinnati Bengals […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

Is Costco’s Lifetime Return Policy a Scam?

This article is about my experience with Costco’s purported lifetime return policy. But first let’s review. Last week Michael published an article about how he stole $45 from Costco. He felt terrible about what he had done and wanted readers’ views on the situation. Most people felt he did the wrong thing, myself included. But […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

Making Money Online–5 Real Life Examples

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From time to time we’ve talked about how to make money online. And the fact is that anybody can earn money with an online business. I know many folks, for example, who not only make money blogging, but make enough to quit their regular jobs. So today I thought we’d look at 5 real-life examples […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

What is a W-7 Form?

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A W-7 Form is used to obtain an Individual Tax Identification Number or “ITIN.” An ITIN is a number used for tax filing purposes and is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to those individuals required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

Lending Club IRAs Can Help You Save for Retirement

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My first IRA was a rollover with Vanguard. I still have the account today, and it’s a perfect way to invest retirement funds in low cost mutual funds. Sometimes, however, you want to invest a portion of your retirement into something a little more exciting. One option for those looking beyond mutual funds is Lending […]

Published or Updated: June 7, 2011

Citi Forward Card $200 Restaurant.com Promotion

The Citi Forward Card, in conjunction with Restaurant.com, has launched an offer where new cardholders can earn a $200 Restaurant.com gift certificate after spending at least $100 in purchases before September 15, 2010.  If you’re not sure just how awesome of a deal this is, I’ll gladly explain below. As of September 15th 2010, the […]

Published or Updated: September 15, 2010

I Stole $45 from Costco and I Feel Terrible

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I decided to do something I always thought of as financially irresponsible and sign up for a Costco membership at my local store.  Roughly 10 miles from where I live, I knew that my allegiances to Publix and Winn-Dixie (the two local grocery chains) would prevent me from visiting Costco more than a few times […]

Published or Updated: August 4, 2010

The Tax Breaks of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

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Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were created by the Medicare bill signed by President Bush on December 8, 2003. HSAs are tax advantaged medical savings accounts which enable adults to pay for their current health expenses and save for future medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis. Such accounts are available to taxpayers in […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

2013 Sales Tax Holiday Schedule

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Each year, several states in the U.S. have a sales tax holiday weekend – or sometimes a whole week! Some states offer two or three different sales tax holidays over the year, often focused on different types of items. Sales tax holidays are an especially big hit around back to school season, and are a […]

Published or Updated: June 10, 2013