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

Eating Healthy Is No Cheap Task

Healthy Eating

I wouldn’t consider myself a health nut by any stretch of the imagination.  In fact, up until the point I graduated college, I would have to categorize myself as anti-healthy.  Even though I was extremely active and played tennis, baseball and golf throughout high-school and college, it was the food that I liked to eat […]

Published or Updated: January 22, 2011

Ultimate Frugality 101: Fast Food Value Meals

Fast Food

Ask any kid what they’re favorite subject in school is and 90% of them will say recess or gym.  Ask those very same students what they’re most hated subject is and 99% of them will say mathematics.  You see, mathematics can take a great deal of thinking and when you’re just a kid, the last […]

Published or Updated: January 6, 2011

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (American Airlines Flying Solo Edition)


Sometimes in business, advertising your product is just too darn expensive and it would appear American Airlines has just come to that conclusion.  Earlier this week, the airline decided to cut ties with and, two of the largest online travel comparison websites because the commissions they paid for each booked ticket was just […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2011

Nothing In Life is Free – Except for These Things!

Free Sign

There’s no doubt that the holiday time will leave most of us with a noticeable hole in our wallets. Accordingly, as we start the New Year and the economy continues to remain sluggish, many of us will be searching out the best bargains we can find. Have no fear! It’s possible to get more than […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

Finance 101: After Christmas Savings

After Christmas Sales

After the carols are over each year, you’ll start hearing a new chorus: Clearance, clearance, clearance! Stores always stock up on all manner of goods before the holidays, and frequently have stock left over that they need to remove before spring stock arrives. Here’s the 2010 guide to post-Holiday savings. Holiday Decor and Sweets Let’s […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

The Great Debate: Fake Christmas Tree vs. Real Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

For the first year since I left my parents house a brazen teenager, I’ve decided to decorate my living quarters in the spirit of Christmas.  Always having to do things over the top, I went straight to the local department stores and starting looking for a mistletoe, colorful lights, Santa Claus decorations and of course […]

Published or Updated: December 16, 2010