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 […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (2011 NCAA March Madness Edition)

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 […]


FNBO Maximum Rewards Credit Card Review

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 […]


Visa Black Card Review and Requirements

Sometimes consumers purchase things as status symbols rather than for reasons of need.  For example, you might be shocked to know that a Mercedes and Toyota are made of pretty much the same parts.  Yes, there are advantages to buying a Mercedes, such as performance and appeal. However, when you break down the value, I […]


Everything You Want to Know About Minimum Wage

Everyone hears the term minimum wage and figures it means exactly what it says: the least amount employers can pay employees.  Strangely enough, sometimes the minimum wage does not actually mean the minimum an employer must pay an employee. While there are federal and state rules in place, exceptions are made to minimum wage standards. […]


Real Estate Lingo 101: What is Escrow?

If you have ever bought or sold a house, chances are you’ve heard the term “in escrow.” What exactly is escrow and does the term apply solely to real estate transaction? Though escrow is most commonly thought of in terms of property transfers, it can pretty much be used in the exchange of any goods […]