AMEX National Money Talk Night $100 Giveaway!

As we mentioned in our last giveaway, we’re hosting giveaways around family finances in celebration of the National Money Night Talk! For those of you who don’t know, American Express teamed up with personal finance expert Jean Chatzky to launch the “National Money Night Talk” program, encouraging parents around the country to have “the talk” […]

7 Ways To Invest in Gold

Gold investments offer an excellent way for investors to store wealth in tough economic times. Investors looking to buy gold will find that there are numerous options available, depending on an investor’s goal. The seven most popular gold investing options are listed below. Physical Gold Investors who invest in physical gold will most often select […]

What is Tax Form 1040 Schedule A?

If you’ve always filed your taxes with a 1040EZ, you may not be familiar with the Schedule A.  This is the schedule that allows you to take an itemized deduction, rather than the standard deduction for the year. The schedule walks you through possible deductions you can take on your taxes. (Filers using a 1040EZ […]

The Bottled Water Industry is Out of Control

Over the past ten years, the global bottled water industry has taken off; however sales and profits have slumped amidst the global recession. Following double digit growth at the beginning of the decade, bottled water volume declined by 1.0% in 2008 and by 2.5% in 2009. These declines took producers’ revenues down with them. Bottled […]

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Wikinvest Launches Portfolio Tracking iPhone App Edition)

Frustrated that your brokerage doesn’t have an iPhone app? Or that you have to download three different apps for your three different brokerage accounts? Today Wikinvest launched the Wikinvest Portfolio Manager iPhone app to solve these problems. The app gives you the features of the online Wikinvest portfolio tracker in the palm of your hand. […]

A Deeper Look Into the Unemployment Rate

If you pay much attention to the news, you’ll find yourself bombarded by the most recent unemployment numbers. This percentage expresses the number of people considered in the labor force who are unemployed, available, and actively seeking work. The unemployment rate is a long-standing indicator of economic performance. What the unemployment rate doesn’t do, at […]