I’m Stuck Between a Rock and Comcast

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 […]


Citi Platinum Select Visa Card Review

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 […]


I Need a Cheap Car Rental!

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 […]


Should You Loan Money To Family and Friends?

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 […]


ING Direct Launches MONEY Debit Card for Teens and Parents

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: […]


The True Cost of a Car Over Its Lifetime

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 […]