Archives for February 2011

5 Ways You Can Save Your Business Money on Credit Card Processing

Shopping with a magic card (that’s what my mom calls her credit card) is very easy, but it can be a big pain for many businesses. Managing business finances is a huge job, and many companies often overlook credit card processing fees that are paid each month.  It’s not uncommon for a new business to […]

Published or Updated: February 20, 2011

5 Ways to Acquire $100 In a Pinch

Although unfortunate, there is no doubt that at some point you may be desperate for emergency money. If the “go-to” options are not available, i.e., withdrawing money from a checking or savings account, taking a credit advance or liquidating securities, then what in the world could you do, for example, to get your hands on […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

Ally Bank’s 10-Day Rate Guarantee on CD’s

No one likes opening a checking or savings account only to watch the interest rate drop.  The same is true when opening a longer term certificate of deposit (CD).  Interest rates can fluctuate between the time you open a CD and the time you fund it. Ally Bank has attracted customers to its CDs by […]

Published or Updated: August 22, 2013

What is IRS Tax Form 6252?

Sometimes, individuals selling a piece of property do so using an installment arrangement. Rather than paying the full amount up front, the buyer agrees to an installment plan over two or more years. If you sold real or personal property (not inventory) using an installment plan, you’ll have to report the sale and income on […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

A Review of OptionsHouse Virtual Trading Platform

OptionsHouse is a popular online discount brokerage house.  It also offers a virtual trading platform that allows you to practice and learn about investing in a risk-free environment. The virtual platform looks and functions just like the real OptionsHouse platform.  Virtual trading allows potential investors to test out strategies and learn the basics of investing.  […]

Published or Updated: September 8, 2016

Sweat In Up Markets So You Don’t Bleed In Down Markets

One of the many benefits of running Dough Roller for the past four years is that the articles act like a diary for me. It’s fun to go back and look at older articles to see what was going on in the world or my life at the time. So today I ventured back into […]

Published or Updated: February 20, 2011

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Blockbuster $0.40 Rentals Edition)

It’s no secret that Blockbuster is in serious trouble.  We’ve documented their actions well over the last year or so and even with some of the advantages they have over Netflix, Blockbuster was forced to file for bankruptcy a short time ago. Still trying to fight their way back, Blockbuster has teamed up with the […]

Published or Updated: April 6, 2013

Remember To Take Advantage of the Plug-In Vehicle Tax Credit

As any taxpayer hopefully knows, the federal government offers tax credits to encourage certain spending decisions. For example, the mortgage interest tax deduction encourages home ownership. Well, drivers who want to go green and purchase an electric vehicle are in luck as some vehicle purchases qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500. For […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

Would You Bank at Redneck Bank?

You likely won’t come across another bank quite like Redneck Bank.  When you visit this online bank’s website, you are met with the large image of a mule complete with animated eyes.  Opposite the mule is the account login button, which is an icon of a little outhouse.  Underneath the bank’s name is their slogan, […]

Published or Updated: February 17, 2011

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