The Online Poker World Has Been Shutdown in the United States

Poker Sites

I’ve been playing poker for a long time.  When I was in college, I used to house a weekly poker night which became quite popular.  We started by just having a handful of players each week but as word got out, more people kept wanting to pay.  The buy in was just $20 but toward […]

Published or Updated: April 16, 2011

Will You Be Attending the 2011 Financial Bloggers Conference?

PF conference

I’ve traveled the United States over the last few years, primarily because I worked for an affiliate network and attended all of the Affiliate Summit and Ad Tech conferences each and every year.  From New York to San Francisco and everywhere in-between (Las Vegas most notably) these conferences where a nice way to meet and […]

Published or Updated: April 14, 2011

Does an Online School Provide a Valuable Degree?

Online Education

There’s a saying in law that an oral contract is not worth the paper it’s printed on. In the same vein, I’ve been wondering just how valuable an online degree is. The question came up because my brother is currently taking classes with Liberty University’s online program. He’s very happy with the classes and technology, […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

How Active Duty Members can get Their FICO Credit Score for Free

Saving Money on Military Deployment

Having lived in the Washington, D.C. area for 20 years, I’ve seen firsthand the sacrifices military personnel and their families make each and every day. The late night visits to my home when a Marine needs help with his will before heading overseas is a solemn reminder of what’s at stake for these families. So […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

ING Electric Orange Checking Account $50 Bonus

ING Direct

ING Direct has always been a fan favorite of consumers, and it’s easy to see why.  ING Direct interest rates are always in the top 5% nationwide, and from time to time, this bank is willing to attract new business by offering a cash bonus.  Earlier this week, ING Direct announced a $50 sign up […]

Published or Updated: February 7, 2013

20 Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

Mother's Day

On Sunday, May 8th, we will celebrate the 100th official Mother’s Day.  Once a year, mothers across the country are recognized as the most important people on the planet and even though any mother will say it’s the thought that counts, you and I both know that’s not how it really works. Buying something for […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Government Cuts $38 Billion in Spending Edition)

Open for Business

With one hour to spare, the government of these great United States was able to agree on a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that avoided a shutdown.  $38 billion in budget cuts were introduced, all of which seems to have come from cutting discretionary spending, a category which has no real function other than […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2011

What is Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)?

Money Tree

If you’ve read a bit about personal finance, chances are that you’ve heard the term Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). A fair bit of tax considerations are based on AGI, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with the term. Here’s a quick introduction to AGI and when you might need to consider yours. Calculating Adjusted Gross […]

Published or Updated: September 12, 2012

How to Qualify for an FHA Mortgage

My sister recently purchased a home. She was able to get a low mortgage rate and a great deal on the home such that her mortgage payment is less than the rent she was paying. And the home loan was an FHA mortgage. So I thought it would be a good time to cover FHA […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012