Google Wallet–Will the Smartphone Replace the Credit Card

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Having conquered everything from search engines to maps to cell phones, Google has now focused its collective attention on your billfold. Called simply enough, Google Wallet, the latest technology to come out of the Googleplex is looking to change the way we pay for just about everything. How Google Wallet Works Google’s new technology seeks […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

The ‘Buffett Tax’ May Just Wallop His Secretary

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The online news machine is abuzz with President Obama’s new tax plan. Calling it the Buffett Tax after famed investor Warren Buffett, the president is proposing a plethera of new taxes. These new taxes include new taxes on millionaires and new taxes on the “rich,” meaning married couples who make more than $250,000. And to […]

Published or Updated: October 19, 2011

OptionsXpress Promo Codes and $100 Bonus for New Investors

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OptionsXpress promotional codes offer everything from free account transfers to $100 sign-up bonuses.  In a competitive online discount broker community, the tools OptionsXpress brings to the table are it’s greatest asset The most popular promo code is OptionsXpress’ $100 cash bonus for new accounts. Here are the details: Offer is valid for one new Individual […]

Published or Updated: January 18, 2014

Just Saved Another 30% Using Progressive Snapshot

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Living in Miami as a single guy with a terrible credit score, my auto insurance bill was out of control.  I’m pretty sure had I decided to pick up comprehensive and collision insurance,  I would have been paying more than most families pay on their mortgage.  Geico was just not cutting it and two years […]

Published or Updated: September 16, 2011

List of Cash Back Prepaid Credit Cards

Shortly after starting the Dough Roller in 2007, a friend encouraged me to write about prepaid credit cards. I refused. At the time, these credit card wannabes were riddled with high fees that ripped off consumers. Over time, however, the fees came down. In fact, today there are several prepaid cards that are free if […]

Published or Updated: December 7, 2013

15 Cool Ways to Save on Electricity

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Last year, the average household spent about $2,150 on energy bills.  While that’s a lot of money, just a few small steps can save you 5-10% annually on your energy bills. Ten percent of $2,150 is not a life-changer, but it is a life-enhancer and it’s very easy money.  We have a number of  ideas […]

Published or Updated: September 15, 2011

I’m Stuck Between a Rock and Comcast

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It’s no secret that I don’t like Comcast.  Just over a year ago, I wrote a post on just how frustrating it was to get anyone from Comcast to stick to an appointment and vowed never to pay them another dime for service.  The problem, however, was that no other cable or internet company offers […]

Published or Updated: September 14, 2011

Citi Platinum Select Visa Card Review

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Update: The Citi® Platinum Select® Visa® is no longer available. You can find the best 0% introductory cards on our balance transfer offers page. And we keep a current list of the best Citi credit cards available. A few years ago when I was struggling to make ends meet, I dreamed of the day when […]

Published or Updated: August 19, 2012

I Need a Cheap Car Rental!

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Later today, I’m going to be taking in my automobile to have the transmission looked at.  While I don’t expect this to be a big problem, I am prepared if it is.  After I drop my car off to have it carefully diagnosed, I’ve decided to rent a car so that if the repairs do […]

Published or Updated: September 12, 2011