I Need a Cheap Car Rental!

Rental Car Image

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

We Will NEVER Forget

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Published or Updated: September 11, 2011

What is the Range of Credit Scores?

FICO Score Range

When I went to law school, the grading scale was bizarre. Unlike the normal 0 to 100 range, where say 90 to 100 was an A, the highest mark you could get was a 92. An ‘A’ ranged from an 86 to 92. A ‘B’ was an 80 to an 85. And this reminds me […]

Published or Updated: September 8, 2011

Should You Loan Money To Family and Friends?

Loan money

Let’s pretend were in a down economy. (Hard to imagine, I know) Now, assume that you are fortunate, despite that poor economy, to still have a secure, well-paying job. And, since you’re a frequent reader of Dough Roller, you know how to stretch your dollars as far as the eye can see. You also have […]

Published or Updated: September 7, 2011

And the Best Frequent Flyer Program Is . . .

Frequent Flyer Comparison

Imagine you’ve worked hard to build up miles on your favorite frequent flyer program. And now you’re ready to cash in the miles for a family vacation. You call the airlines to book your rewards travel, and they don’t have any seats available. So you try a different date. Same result. So you try a […]

Published or Updated: September 6, 2011

ING Direct Launches MONEY Debit Card for Teens and Parents

ING Direct Money

One of the online banks that always seem to change (for the better) with the times is ING Direct. Year in and year out, customers rave about the functionality and customer service they receive from ING Direct and their Online Savings, Electric Orange Checking and Orange CD accounts continue to offer competitive interest rates. Update: […]

Published or Updated: May 10, 2013

Best Web Hosting for Blogs and Small Businesses

bluehost

Web hosting service can make or break a blog or small business. I didn’t fully appreciate this when I started the Dough Roller more than four years ago. Since then, however, having built many websites and used several different web hosting services, it’s clear that picking the right web hosting for a site is critical. […]

Published or Updated: March 5, 2013

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards of 2014

Capital One Orbitz Visa Platinum Big

I‘ve never had the experience of working for a company which required a lot of travel but if I did, I would make sure to own a Hotel Rewards Credit Card.   These types of credit cards are perfect for travelers who enjoy special perks and privileges that most guests never receive.  Most hotel credit cards […]

Published or Updated: February 21, 2014

Retirement Income Security Made Simple

Sources of retirement income

If you’re about to retire, you’ve got to be deadly serious about your retirement income security. All kinds of thoughts might be running through your head. “What if I need more income for some unexpected reason? What if my investments don’t do as well as planned? What if I live longer than I expect? Should […]

Published or Updated: March 29, 2014