Archives for March 2011

Will Chase Limit Debit Card Transactions To $50 or $100?

Rumor has it that JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation’s largest banks, may soon start limiting debit transactions to $100, or even as little as $50. According to recent reports, the cap would apply even when you run your debit card as credit. The question everyone seems to be asking is; why on earth Chase […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

Everything You Want To Know About Annuities

An annuity is an insurance product by which you make a lump-sum payment or series of payments. In return, the insurer agrees to make periodic payments to you beginning immediately or at some future date. Annuities can be used as part of a retirement strategy as many retirees want to receive a steady stream of […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

Economics 101: What is Inflation?

Inflation, simply put, is the rise in the price of goods over a period of time. When grandparents recount how little bread or cars cost when they first began working, they’re talking about the phenomenon of inflation. Many things can drive up the costs of certain goods in the short or long-term and inflation refers […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

Is Life Worth Living Without a Checking Account?

When you’re best friends with someone for over a decade, you think you know everything about that person.  But recently over a weekend breakfast at one of my favorite restaurants, I was surprised to learn an entirely new factoid about my best friend: he doesn’t have a credit card. I was shocked. How could someone navigate […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

What is IRS Tax Form 8829?

If you have a small business, you know that taxes can make up a large portion of expenses. That’s why it’s crucial to take advantage of every tax deduction you qualify for. If you use a portion of your home as your principle place of business, you can deduct certain expenses from your taxable income. […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

When Good Business Goes Bad: The NFL Players Association

Michael Pruser

Earlier this month, I published a post on how the NFL Season would be cancelled in 2011.  I must admit, that statement is a far out one, even though players and staff are currently involved in a lockout (which means no business can be conducted) but with what I read today, I have no doubt […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2011

Lower Your Credit Score With These 5 Bad-For-You Habits

Getting your credit score above that coveted 800 mark is a tough road.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to slowly build your credit score into something you’re proud of.  For anyone not looking to obtain an excellent credit score, allow me to offer you five easy ways to ensure your credit […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2011

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (2011 NCAA March Madness Edition)

Michael Pruser

In just a few hours, the field of 68 will be set and on Tuesday, the NCAA tournament will officially begin.  While I’ve never been a big fan of change, the 2011 NCAA Mens Tournament will see a few good ones.  First, 68 teams will make the field instead of 65 and more teams is […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

FNBO Maximum Rewards Credit Card Review

Michael Pruser

There are a plethora of reasons why a consumer would decided to sign up for a credit card.  One might be a great rewards program, that ensures the maximum amount of money saved with each purchase.  Another reason could be a low interest rate, so rollover balances don’t cost an arm and a leg.  No […]

Published or Updated: March 6, 2013

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