I’m Stuck Between a Rock and Comcast

Comcast logo

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

Citi Platinum Select Visa

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!

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

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

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

The True Cost of a Car Over Its Lifetime

Car

Car shoppers are normally all about getting the best deal: the smallest amount of money down, the most flexible lease terms and lowest finance charges. What some car buyers fail to calculate is not only the up-front costs associated with buying a car, but the costs to maintain a car over its lifetime, i.e., the […]

Published or Updated: August 30, 2011

Don’t be a Victim of Identity Theft

Identity Theft

More and more people are becoming victims of identity theft and there appears to be no limit to the efforts a person will take to steal someone’s personal information. Sure there are plenty of ID theft prevention companies out there and your bank and credit card company have all approached you with their own program […]

Published or Updated: August 29, 2011

Warren Buffett Controls the Stock Universe

Warren Buffett

Earlier this month, I wrote about how I finally got around to opening my very own OptionsHouse IRA.  What I didn’t tell you was that I took my initial $5,000 and invested it solely in one company.  Bank of America (BOA) was down nearly 40% for the year, more than 60% from it’s 52-week high […]

Published or Updated: August 25, 2011

Kids With Jobs = Kids With Futures

Pizza Kid

One of the most important things my parents taught me when I was young, was self reliance.  At the time, I hated them for it because I thought having a job before I was in college was stupid.  Anything I wanted should be provided for by them and rather than earn money on my own, […]

Published or Updated: August 25, 2011