OptionsHouse Review: An Online Discount Broker with Professional Grade Trading Tools

What distinguishes one online discount broker from another? As more and more online brokers enter the low-fee arena, they each try to distinguish their trading services and cost structure from all the others. OptionsHouse has two features that set it apart from other discount brokers: (1) professional grade online trading tools, and (2) stock trades […]


The Real Cost of Using a Real Estate Agent

I knew something was amiss when my wife and I bought our first home way back in 1993. We had a “buyer’s agent” represent us. That means in theory that the agent was representing us, not the sellers. But when a problem with the inspection surfaced, our agent wanted us to eat the cost of […]


Enough Practice – Make Your Credit Score Perfect!

A FICO credit score can determine a very large number of decisions in your life.  Where you live, what you drive, where you work and where you and or your kids go to school can depend on a 3-digit magic number.   The range of scores begins at 300, for the individuals in life that have […]


Are Bitcoins a Scam?

Editor’s Note: The numbers in this article have been updated, as of January 9, 2017. A good friend of mine and I were talking the other day and he asked me if I had ever heard of Bitcoins.  Never having read or seen anything about them before, I was amazed to hear that this was […]


Discover Bank Review

As regular readers of the Dough Roller know, I use the Discover it card for daily purchases. It has no annual fee and you can earn up to 5% cash back. Actually, you can earn up to 20% cash back with some online retailers. What you might not know is that the Discover family of […]


Citi Simplicity Card Review – 0% Intro APR for 21 Months

Citibank is no stranger to launching quality credit cards with excellent introductory rates, and it would appear they’ve done it again.  The Citi Simplicity® Card – No Late Fees Ever, which you may have seen advertised on television, is now offering consumers the longest 0% intro rate available today–21 months on both purchases and balance […]