The 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World

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Can you imagine antique sports cars that can sell in sums measured in millions of dollars? The most expensive  sports car sale was in 1987 for $8.7 million. In today’s dollars, that’s closer to a whopping $16.21 million.! We’ll leave those one-of-a-kind gems aside for this article, and focus on the most expensive cars still […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

Do You Have Alien Abduction Insurance?

UFO

We’ve all heard of bizarre insurance policies. Jennifer Lopez insured her bottom; Heidi Klum insured her legs, and Bruce Springsteen took out a policy on his voice. (In their defense, each of those insured items is arguably an irreplaceable business asset.) Wealthy individuals are known to take out kidnapping insurance policies. If the family is […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

What is Tax Form 1040 Schedule M?

Schedule M

You probably haven’t been able to pick up a newspaper or magazine in the past year, or so much as flick past a news program on television or radio, without reading or hearing the word “stimulus.” What you may not have heard about is a stimulus-provided tax credit that you may qualify for. That credit […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

Understanding the Value of a Good P/E Ratio

PE Ratio

On August 1 of this year I invested $25,000 in Ford (ticker: F) based largely on its low P/E Ratio (price to earnings ratio). In three months, the stock price has risen about 25%, bringing the value of my investment to more than $30,000. Of course, short term gains or losses are not the true […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Black Friday Sales UP from Last Year Edition)

Money Up Arrow

According to ShopperTrak.com, a website that tracks the sales of more than 70,000 retail outlets across the country, American spent $10.69 billion this year on Black Friday.  When you compare that with spending $10.66 billion last year, you end up with a 0.3% increase. Now, that increase was a lot lower than what was expected, […]

Published or Updated: December 10, 2011

You Don’t Need to Leave Home for Black Friday Savings

Black Friday

Thanksgiving is over. The pies and stuffing are all gone. You’re halfway to holiday weight gain. The fridge is stuffed with turkey leftovers that will make lunch sandwiches for the rest of December. Now you’re relaxing, while your mind rests on the one thing you’d rather avoid thinking about: Holiday gift shopping on Black Friday. […]

Published or Updated: November 27, 2014

Where To Donate Your Time This Holiday Season

Happy Holidays

Before we know it, we’ll all be in a mad scramble to finish our last-minute gift shopping and wrap all our presents. There’s no doubt that this time of the year is filled with excitement and cheer. Giving gifts and making loved ones happy is wonderful! However, it’s also important to remember there are many […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

Why Do Different Credit Bureaus Have Different Credit Scores?

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As if understanding the complex scoring model that generates our credit scores isn’t difficult enough, we then have to understand why, depending on the credit reporting agency, our credit score is different. As we discussed in a previous article, the three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have different names for their credit […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

Use SitterCity.com to Find a Quality Babysitter

Picking a babysitter or nanny can drive even the calmest of parents up a wall. The stress level of  trying to find a person to trust your children with is enormous. More, you’re going to invite this person to leave them in your home. Many nannies and long-term sitters can become surrogate family so the […]

Published or Updated: November 22, 2010