Call of Duty Black Ops from ShopAmex.com

Last week we purchased programmable thermostats for our home using American Express Rewards Points on ShopAmex.com. This week I thought I’d use the points for something a little more fun. Both of our children have asked for two xBox games – Call of Duty Black Ops and Halo Reach. So we logged into ShopAmex to […]


What is IRS Tax Form 4506?

Let’s say you need an old tax record, for whatever reason. Maybe you’re filing for a loan and need to establish income going back several years. Maybe your records were destroyed in a fire or flood. Every circumstance most people can imagine, you can bet the IRS will have a tax form for it. If […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Yahoo! Layoffs During Christmas Edition)

It was just fifteen years ago that I was a bright-eyed high-school student and even though I didn’t have a computer at home, I would spend a good chunk of my time after school in our computer lab.  Even though most of that time was used for playing games  I used Yahoo! for 99% of […]


ShopAmex Review

I‘ve carried an American Express credit card for about 10 years. In all that time, I’ve never used the rewards points to buy merchandise on ShopAmex. Instead, we’ve always used the points for travel. And then along came American Express and an offer of some Rewards Points for me to use for holiday shopping. It’s […]


The Great Debate: Fake Christmas Tree vs. Real Christmas Tree

For the first year since I left my parents house a brazen teenager, I’ve decided to decorate my living quarters in the spirit of Christmas.  Always having to do things over the top, I went straight to the local department stores and starting looking for a mistletoe, colorful lights, Santa Claus decorations and of course […]


Charity Spotlight: The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, once known as the Christian Mission, is part of the evangelical universal Christian Church, founded in 1865 in the United Kingdom by William and Catherine Booth. Before officially forming the Salvation Army, Booth was a traveling evangelist and converted thieves, prostitutes, gamblers, and drunkards to Christianity. Converts became soldiers of Christ and […]