What is IRS Tax Form 5695?

You may have heard much talk about tax credits for energy saving improvements made to your home. A number of improvement costs can be credited against your annual income tax liability, provided they were for your main home located in the United States. You may be able to take a credit for up to 30% […]


Finance 101: After Christmas Savings

After the carols are over each year, you’ll start hearing a new chorus: Clearance, clearance, clearance! Stores always stock up on all manner of goods before the holidays, and frequently have stock left over that they need to remove before spring stock arrives. Here’s the 2010 guide to post-Holiday savings. Holiday Decor and Sweets Let’s […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (364 Days Until Christmas Edition)

Well ladies and gentlemen, today is the first day after Christmas, meaning that we have to wait another 364 days before Santa comes back and delivers gifts to all the boys and girls in 2011.  While many might consider today to be a downer, it’s another day to spend time with your friends and family […]


The 10 Richest People in the World

Wondering how far smarts and fierce drive can get you? Take a look at this year’s list of the world’s wealthiest people. On it, you’ll find computer whizzes, fashion manufacturers, and self-made billionaires. 1. Carlos Slim Helu – This year’s wealthiest person is Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu. His stake in America Movil rose […]


Top 7 Finance and Productivity Apps for the iPad

For my third and final purchase with American Express Rewards Points, I splurged and bought the iPad. When the iPads first came out, I decided pretty quickly that I didn’t need or want one. Even though I’m a Mac addict, I just didn’t see the use for an iPad given that I carry a MacBook […]


PerkStreet $25 Online Checking Account Bonus

With one week to go before the new year is upon us, PerkStreet is offering new account holders a $25 cash bonus, simply after signing up for an online checking account and making at least a $25 deposit.  PerkStreet is already our favorite online checking account because of the rewards each account holder has the […]