Archives for January 2011

What is IRS Tax Form 4868?

Do you need a little more time to file your taxes? Do you expect to have an outstanding balance that you’ll have trouble paying before the typical deadline? The good news is that you can receive an extension if you spend a few minutes filling out a Form 4868. If you expect to have any […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Stockpickr $1,000 Virtual Challenge Edition)

I’m not usually one for entering contests, but the folks at Stockpickr have created one that’s caught my eye.  Anyone interested in winning $1,000 each month (in addition to a variety of other prizes) only needs to sign up a free virtual trading account with $250,000 in cash and trade stocks.  At the end of […]

Published or Updated: May 17, 2012

Superbowl XLV Commerical Costs

Super Bowl XLV, which will take place on February 6, 2011 in Dallas, Texas will be a big event, not just for the game but for the much anticipated commercials. Super Bowl ads have become infamous for packing a big punch and are one of the most beloved aspects of the big game. The Super […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013

The Company Men and How NOT to Handle a Layoff

Recently I went to see “The Company Men,” a drama about the devastating effects of downsizing during the recent recession. The film focuses on the character of Bobby Walker, played by Ben Affleck, who is a hardworking, ambitious sales executive enjoying the fruits of success: big house, sporty Porsche, exclusive golf club membership, etc. Until […]

Published or Updated: April 13, 2016

TurboTax 2010 Review

As we enter tax season for 2010 taxes, there’s no better time than now to review the most popular tax software for personal and small business tax preparation, Turbo Tax 2010. The 2010 version was recently released and currently offers four different federal products to help consumers file their tax returns online. I’ve used Turbo […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

Is It Better to Get a Payday Loan than Overdraft Your Checking Account?

This post comes to you from the team, personal finance bloggers and experts in helping consumers find the best low APR credit cards. Say you have no money in the bank, a month’s worth of bills due, and a gas tank to fill. To make it through the next 2 weeks, you need to […]

Published or Updated: January 28, 2011

Westlake Texas and the Richest Cities in America

Photo: Jonas Brothers’ Westlake Home I recently passed through Austin, Texas on a road trip from California to North Carolina. Many of the suburbs surrounding the city were impressive in their beauty and wealth.  None, however, can rival the town of Westlake, Texas in terms of the affluence of its inhabitants. This Dallas suburb, with […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013

How To Find the Right Contractor

In today’s “Do-it-Yourself (DIY)” age, we are often fooled into thinking there is no project too difficult to handle. Even if you’re a hardcore DIYer, chances are that you’ll eventually stumble across a project for which require professional help. In this case, you’ll need to hire a contractor to help you complete your project. There […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2016

Minimize Risk With LendingClub’s 60-Month Notes

Recently, I’ve started to invest more in LendingClub notes. The interest rates you can earn at LendingClub are significantly higher than even a high yield savings account or CD, and p2p lending is a good way to diversify an investment portfolio. But there is a significant downside with this strategy–risk. Investing in consumer loans involves […]

Published or Updated: April 6, 2013

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