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42 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $15

Think your slim Christmas budget limits you to shoddy gifts for everyone on your Christmas list? Think again! This list of 42 gift ideas under $15 runs the gamut from hilarious gag gifts to best-selling books to toys for girls and boys. Check out the list to get great ideas for anyone and everyone on […]

My Life as a Freelancer

I used to have a “real” job. For over 10 years, I worked diligently on crafting my career. I attended national and state conventions, enrolled in continuing education, and pursued professional designations. I attended Rotary Club meetings and wrote opinion pieces for national trade magazines. I got up every day, put on a suit, and headed […]

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Online Stores with Free Shipping

72 Online Shopping Websites With Free Shipping

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift shopping. And this year carries good news for online shoppers: more websites than ever are offering free shipping. To compete with the all-powerful, more and more sites are jumping on the free shipping bandwagon. As with Amazon, though, you might have to […]

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The Best Interest Rates for November 2015

Finding the best interest rate is a lot easier today than it was even a few years ago. Here at Dough Roller we track rates on everything from checking and savings accounts to mortgages to CDs. It occurred to me, however, that there was no one single page on the site where you could find the […]

Top Rated Online Colleges

10 Top Rated Online Colleges

There are a dozens of ways to evaluate and rank online colleges. Whether it is through academic standards, instructor credentials, or student engagement, online colleges can be sliced and diced in a variety of ways to help you make the best decision for your college career. Being “top rated online college” means different things to different […]

TradeKing Advisors Review

TradeKing Advisors: Sophisticated Investment Management at Discount Prices

TradeKing has established itself as one of the best low-cost investment brokerage firms available. Now, that success has been carried over to an investment advisory service known as TradeKing Advisors. The service provides investment advice and management for those who don’t feel they are qualified to go down the do-it-yourself investment route. What Is TradeKing […]

BankAmericard Review

BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Card Review

Some credit cards are ideal for a very specific purpose. For example, some cards offer an excellent 0% APR on balance transfers, but no rewards. Other cards offer great rewards for a specific category of purchases, but no 0% option. And then there are great general-purpose rewards credit cards. Based on our review of the BankAmericard […]


FamZoo: An Online Tool to Teach Kids About Money

Do you ever worry about the lack of opportunities for your children to learn about money? Ever wonder why a class on personal finance isn’t taught in school? Are you concerned that personal finance just isn’t as exciting as other pursuits that your kids are immersed in? Fret no more. There is a light at the end […]

9 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

9 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20’s

Ah, to be 20 again. Adulthood is still so new and exciting. You are still discovering what it means to be independent. Going to college, buying a house, and getting your first real job can make you feel like you’re rich. It is a wonderful time! As much fun as it is to be young, you’re 20’s […]

9 best meal plans

9 of the Best Meal Plans

If your normal weeknight dinner plans involve dining out or scrounging around the fridge for leftovers, meal planning could be exactly what you need. A great meal plan can help you eat well while saving money. With so many meal plans to choose from, which are the best? And which one is best for you? We’ve […]

Student Loan Consolidation and Refinancing

Student Loan Consolidation vs. Refinancing–Do You Know the Difference?

When it comes to student loan refinances, the words consolidation and refinance are often used interchangeably. But they are actually not the same thing – each describes an entirely different loan process. Because of the differences, you may find yourself going in one direction or the other. You may even decide that the best action is […]

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