How Will a Government Shutdown Affect Workers?

Government shutdown

Our government is currently entrenched in a game of chicken, with both political parties staring each other down to see who blinks first. At stake is the passing of a spending bill, which is essential to keep our government running without interruption. If no agreement is reached by April 8th, then the government will not […]

Published or Updated: April 7, 2011

Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa Card – $100 Cash Back Review

Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa Card

With credit cards slowly bringing back rewards and offers,  consumers are beginning to add more plastic to their wallets.  Some credit cards have offered bonuses for signing up, some offer extensive rewards when spending and others provide the opportunity to make a 0% balance transfer.  It wasn’t until now that all three features were available […]

Published or Updated: June 20, 2014

How We Paid Off $237,428.13 in Debt in 5 Years

how to get out of debt

I’m not a huge Dave Ramsey fan. I’ve listened to his show from time to time and read his books. He can be entertaining, and he has helped a lot of people. But his dogmatic–“I’m right and you’re wrong”—approach to personal finance rubs me the wrong way. But he can be inspiring about getting out […]

Published or Updated: March 26, 2013

The Best 12 Month CD Rates 2012

12 Keys to Making Smart Financial Decisions

The 12 month CD term is the first term in which the interest rate exceeds that of a standard online savings account, making it the most viable CD term length around.  Check the interest rates for any online bank today and they probably can’t match what a 12 month CD can provide. The best 12 […]

Published or Updated: November 9, 2012

What is IRS Tax Form 4137?

IRS Form 4137

Although many outside of the service industry are unaware, employees are required to report cash and charge tips to the IRS. Employers then account for the tip in their tax accounting and withholding. Employees are required to issue a written report during any month in which they receive $20 or more in tips. If an […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

10 Habits of Highly Effective Interviews

Job Interview

As today’s job market becomes increasingly competitive, job opportunities are getting harder to come by.  When you finally do get your chance at an interview, you don’t want to blow the job opportunity because of some silly faux pas that you could very easily avoid.  To help you put your best foot forward in the […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2011

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (2011 Celebrity Apprentice Edition)

Celebrity Apprentice

It’s no secret that I live and breathe the 80’s and two of the main reasons why are the creative works of Meatloaf and Gary Busey.  If you haven’t seen movies like Lethal Weapon, Under Siege or Point Break, then you probably  aren’t a Gary Busey fan.  Likewise, if You Wouldn’t Do Anything For Love, […]

Published or Updated: December 17, 2011