Will Avatar Increase Blockbuster Subscriptions?

With $2.7 billion earned worldwide, Avatar became the highest grossing movie ever to hit the big screen.  Today, that number will certainly be added to, as Avatar was released on DVD and Blu Ray.  Anyone that wants to rent Avatar on DVD will have to visit their local Blockbuster brick and mortar store, add it […]


Convenience Checks: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly

Have you ever received blank checks from a credit card company? We get them all the time. A letter comes in the mail from one of our credit card issuers, and inside are a bunch of perforated checks–and a lot of legal jargon, too. Described as convenience checks, the idea of writing a check without […]


What is the FDIC? | How the FDIC Protects Your Savings

What does it mean when a bank is a member of the FDIC and what does it mean for your savings, investments and financial future? Here’s the story. In 1929, the United States of America began a 10+ year stretch that would forever change the nation.  October 29th of that year, known as black Tuesday, […]


Net10 Promo Codes, Deals and Coupons

Net10 promotional codes offer great savings off of an already low cost alternative to costly cell phone contracts. A reader brought Net10 to our attention recently, so we thought we’d add Net10 to our list of promo codes and regularly update the list as new deals become available. By the way, here’s what the reader […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Utilize the Salvation Army Edition)

Growing up with a younger brother, I was on the better end of the “hand me down” rule in which anything I wore was filtered down the sibling chain.  My parents decided that two boys were enough for them, so once my brother had outgrown my old clothes, it was time to take a trip […]


Should Teacher’s Pay be Based on Student Performance?

When I decided to attend the University of Miami in 2002, I wanted to follow in most of my family’s footsteps and become a teacher.  I always had a passion for mathematics, so I decided to double major in probability and education.  Five years later, I completed all of my classroom required training and was […]