5 of the Most Ridiculously Expensive Board Games


Board games are a great way to have frugal fun with friends and family.  Our children particularly like Monopoly and Hand-n-Foot (a card game). While board games can provide countless hours of thrifty enjoyment, if you have the cash and desire, you can likely find a much more expensive version of your favorite cheap cardboard […]

Published or Updated: August 15, 2011

Are Pawn Shops Good Places To Buy and Sell Stuff?

Pawn Shop

You may have passed by one every day on your way to work or walking your dog and never really noticed it: the local pawn shop. The local pawn shop is a great place to find many things you need and many things you’ll never need, but it’s also a great place to learn a […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Blockbuster $0.40 Rentals Edition)

It’s no secret that Blockbuster is in serious trouble.  We’ve documented their actions well over the last year or so and even with some of the advantages they have over Netflix, Blockbuster was forced to file for bankruptcy a short time ago. Still trying to fight their way back, Blockbuster has teamed up with the […]

Published or Updated: April 6, 2013

5 Great Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  Girlfriends and wives are eagerly awaiting their chocolates, flowers, and that romantic candlelight dinner.  Boyfriends and husbands are struggling to plan the perfect evening, waiting until the last minute to book a restaurant and cringing at the cost of it all. We’re going to try to help you gentlemen out […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2013

The 10 Most Expensive iPhone Apps of 2010


I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I hate paying for iPhone apps.  I know it doesn’t make much sense, but I reflexively think all my digital content should be free.  I even struggled to pay $.99 for the Angry Birds app—which I admit now, was well worth the cost. My illogical loathing […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013

Would You Rather Earn More or Spend Less?

Money Image

Here’s a hypothetical personal finance question for you: Would you rather work more hours to support a lavish lifestyle, or adopt a more frugal lifestyle that requires less time trying to make money? Granted, there could be many things to consider when coming to an answer for a philosophical question like this. But if you […]

Published or Updated: January 31, 2011

Superbowl XLV Commerical Costs


Super Bowl XLV, which will take place on February 6, 2011 in Dallas, Texas will be a big event, not just for the game but for the much anticipated commercials. Super Bowl ads have become infamous for packing a big punch and are one of the most beloved aspects of the big game. The Super […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013

Westlake Texas and the Richest Cities in America

Jonas House

Photo: Jonas Brothers’ Westlake Home I recently passed through Austin, Texas on a road trip from California to North Carolina. Many of the suburbs surrounding the city were impressive in their beauty and wealth.  None, however, can rival the town of Westlake, Texas in terms of the affluence of its inhabitants. This Dallas suburb, with […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013

How To Find the Right Contractor


In today’s “Do-it-Yourself (DIY)” age, we are often fooled into thinking there is no project too difficult to handle. Even if you’re a hardcore DIYer, chances are that you’ll eventually stumble across a project for which require professional help. In this case, you’ll need to hire a contractor to help you complete your project. There […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013