List of Free Savings Account Offers

When deciding where to invest cash, two key considerations are interest rates and fees. While interest rates are critical, which is why we maintain a list of high interest savings account options, the fees banks charge are equally important. A fee of just $10 a month can easily erase the interest earned on small balances […]


What is a Form W-2?

If you’re a wage-earning taxpayer, chances are you’re already familiar with Form W-2. For paid employees (ie, most taxpayers) the W-2 is one of the most important tax documents. Form W-2 is an information return document, where employers report an employee’s total wages paid, and taxes paid on those wages. The form is also used to report Federal […]


Spotting a Pyramid Scheme Can Save Your Future

Bernie Madoff’s arrest in December of 2008 brought renewed attention to the concept of a Ponzi scheme. The close cousin of the Ponzi scheme, named for Charles Ponzi who swindled investors in the 1920’s, is a “pyramid scheme.” Similar to a Ponzi scheme, a pyramid scheme is a form of fraud that promises participants payment […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Mathematics Phone Number Edition)

Everyone once in a while, I like to have fun with mathematics.  For those wondering if this is even possible, I assure you it is.  You see, mathematics is like no other subject you learn at school.  There is no interpretation and you’re answer is either right, or wrong.  No in-between. So today, let’s see […]


The Best Credit Cards for Poor Credit of 2017

Obtaining a credit card when you have poor credit can be quite the challenge.  Often times, credit card issuers want nothing to do with your 600 FICO score because you’re seen as a risk.  Fortunately, if you look hard enough, there are a few unsecured credit cards tailored to consumers on the lower end of […]


DIY Credit Help: What’s Holding Back My Credit Score?

The question that pops up most often in the Credit Advice Center, Credit Karma’s forum for consumers to ask questions and post answers on credit-related topics, is, “How do I boost my credit score?” But a better question to ask first is, “What could be holding my credit score back?” You’ve probably heard cure-all advice […]