What is IRS Tax Form 4868?

Do you need a little more time to file your taxes? Do you expect to have an outstanding balance that you’ll have trouble paying before the typical deadline? The good news is that you can receive an extension if you spend a few minutes filling out a Form 4868. If you expect to have any […]


The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (Stockpickr $1,000 Virtual Challenge Edition)

I’m not usually one for entering contests, but the folks at Stockpickr have created one that’s caught my eye.  Anyone interested in winning $1,000 each month (in addition to a variety of other prizes) only needs to sign up a free virtual trading account with $250,000 in cash and trade stocks.  At the end of […]


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 […]


The Company Men and How NOT to Handle a Layoff

Recently I went to see “The Company Men,” a drama about the devastating effects of downsizing during the recent recession. The film focuses on the character of Bobby Walker, played by Ben Affleck, who is a hardworking, ambitious sales executive enjoying the fruits of success: big house, sporty Porsche, exclusive golf club membership, etc. Until […]


Westlake Texas and the Richest Cities in America

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 […]


Minimize Risk With LendingClub’s 60-Month Notes

Recently, I’ve started to invest more in LendingClub notes. The interest rates you can earn at LendingClub are significantly higher than even a high yield savings account or CD, and p2p lending is a good way to diversify an investment portfolio. But there is a significant downside with this strategy–risk. Investing in consumer loans involves […]