Is the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Working?

Photo: Tax Credits The Troubled Asset Relief Program, commonly referred to as TARP, is a fundamental component of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008. The overall goal of the Act is to restore liquidity and stability to the financial system of the […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

PerkStreet $100 Giveaway + 5% Cash Back Holiday Shopping Bonus

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We have a winner! Angela won the $100 Visa Gift Card from PerkStreet. Thanks for playing, and check back often for more contests. If you’ve had a look at interest rates recently, you know that finding a bank that offers more than 1.5% interest is next to impossible.  Our economy hasn’t had the sharp turnaround […]

Published or Updated: March 6, 2013

Do You Qualify for an FHA Streamline Refinance?

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Every year, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) insures the mortgages of qualifying borrowers. The FHA provides lenders with an additional insurance that, should the borrower default on the loan, the FHA will pick up the tab on the outstanding balance. Benefits of an FHA Loan FHA loans come with a host of benefits for borrowers. […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

The 10 Cheapest Automobiles of 2011

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Buying a car always involves a lot of research because you want to make sure you get the most for your money.  The best way you can do is that by spending as little as possible while finding the car that best suits your needs. Here’s a look at the bargain models for the coming […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

A Review of the Citi ThankYou Rewards Network

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ThankYou from Citibank offers customers many ways to earn points from everyday transactions. The points can then be turned into a variety of gifts, including gift cards, cash and travel vouchers. To start earning points, all you need is a qualifying Citi checking account or credit card. Any of the following Citi cards will do: […]

Published or Updated: April 8, 2013

What Is Tax Form 1040 Schedule C?

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If you’re self-employed either full time or part time as a sole proprietor, filing your taxes means filling out a Schedule C. Schedule C is a form, appended to your annual tax return, on which you declare self-employment income and expenses related to your self-employment. Because filling out your Schedule C depends on accurate accounting, […]

Published or Updated: February 5, 2014

The Pros and Cons of Home Schooling Your Child

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Deciding where to send your child to school is arguably one of the biggest choices a parent has to make. Ultimately, where you send your child or children to school has the potential of shaping the kind of person they become and the experiences they have. Schooling options for parents include public school, private schools, […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (The National League is Up for Grabs Edition)

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It seems that no matter how hard MLB teams try, 161 games just isn’t enough to determine playoff positions.  Game 162 will be played today and for three teams in the National League, Sunday, October 3rd is the most important day of the season.  Strangely enough, we could see a 163rd AND 164th regular season […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

ING Direct 1% Cash Back Checking Account Promotion

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With online savings account interest rates continuing to hover around 1% APY, finding risk-free, high-interest alternatives has proven to be very difficult. Generally speaking, the higher the interest rate, the higher the risk in seeing your money returned but from October 1st thru November 30th, ING Direct is offering a way to earn interest AND […]

Published or Updated: February 7, 2013