Is Law School Worth the Price of Admission?

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Guess what a first year lawyer right out of law school makes at a major law firm. For major firms outside of New York City, the starting salary is $145,000 plus a bonus that can add $20,000 to the total package. For major firms in NYC, starting salary can hit $160,000 or more, with bonuses […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2011

It’s All About the New Benjamins

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The hundred dollar bill is a highly counterfeited piece of US currency, but starting in February of next year, printing fake bills will get a little bit harder. Back in April, treasury secretary Timothy Geithner announced a new $100 bill – one that would be considerably tougher for aspiring crooks to fake. According to a […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

SmartyPig to Lower Interest Rate by 40 Points to 1.75%

SmartyPig has announced that today, their interest rate will be dropping from 2.15% to a much lower 1.75% for account balances less than $50,000.  Account balances of more than $50,000 will still be receiving the same interest rate of 0.50%.  The reason that SmartyPig gives for this, fairly large drop in APY is the following: […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

What is Tax Form 1040?

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If you’re a wage earning, tax paying American resident, chances are that you’re already familiar with Form 1040, or one of its variations (Form 1040A, 1040EZ). Form 1040 is the long form for filing a personal federal income tax return. Any person who lives full time in the United States may use the 1040 to […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2012

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (The NFL Season is HERE Edition)

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I must admit, few things can excite me in life like the beginning of another NFL season.  Sure there are occasions such as your wedding or the birth of a child that are certainly more important and memorable but in terms of cyclical things, the NFL is up there with birthdays and anniversary’s. This year’s […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

The Best Airline Miles Credit Cards

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If you find yourself doing a lot of traveling, having a travel rewards credit card is a must.  When that travel means flying a particular airline, then an airline miles credit card is the way to go.  Airline miles credit cards can offer unique benefits for frequent flyers that most travel rewards credit cards cannot […]

Published or Updated: February 21, 2014

Why You Should Buy Your Next Cell Phone From Amazon Wireless

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When you think of getting your next cell phone, Amazon probably isn’t the first online destination that comes to mind. Well, it should be. I’ve been in the market for a new phone to replace my iPhone (more about that in another article). Having read review after review, I’ve chosen the Droid X from Verizon […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2013

The 10 Largest Companies in the World

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Photo: pjah73 You can measure the size of a company any number of ways.  Market capitalization, the total market value of all shares outstanding and profit margin might work for some companies, but you can also measure a company by total value of assets owned. Today we will look at total revenue, the total amount […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

What is a W-11 Form?

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Employers curious about tax credits, read on: IRS Form W-11 could get you a tax credit.  Form W-11 is a form used to verify that an employee you recently hired is eligible to qualify you for a tax credit under the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. The form is really just a certification […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013