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 […]

Published or Updated: June 9, 2013

Lending Club $150 Cash Bonus Opportunity

Finding credit has become more difficult than ever and with local brick and mortar banks continuing to shut down daily, the search isn’t getting any easier.  Lending Club, the leader in p2p lending, is helping the cause by offering a $150 cash bonus to new and current borrowers.  If you’re not familiar with how Lending […]

Published or Updated: June 7, 2011

What is a Form W-2?

W-2

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

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

Spotting a Pyramid Scheme Can Save Your Future

Pryamid Scheme

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 […]

Published or Updated: September 7, 2011

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Mathematics Phone Number Edition)

Math

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 […]

Published or Updated: December 17, 2011

The Best Credit Cards for Poor Credit of 2013

Cap One (1)

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 […]

Published or Updated: December 26, 2013

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

Credit Karma

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 […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

AMEX National Money Talk Night $150 Giveaway!

The Talk

The National Money Night Talk has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you should stop the conversations with your kids about money! For the past month we’ve been hosting giveaways in honor of National Money Night Talk. For those of you who don’t know, American Express teamed up with personal finance expert Jean Chatzky […]

Published or Updated: September 28, 2010

New Health Care Benefits That Take Effect TODAY!

Photo: Lower Columbia College Today marks the beginning of the earliest provisions of the new health care reform signed into law by President Obama on March 23. If you’re a little hazy about all of the provisions created by that law, check out 26 quick facts about the changes the health care industry.  For now, […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013