The Lost Art of Garage Sales

With the advent of the Internet, sites like eBay, Craigslist and FreeCycle have made garage sales something of a relic. Yet none of them replace picking through another person’s discards on a Saturday morning after your second cup of coffee or your first, depending on how eager (and competitive) you are. Garage sales were a […]


The Ins and Outs of Becoming a Bartender

If you’ve ever been to a bar and thought the bartender didn’t seem like the bartending type, you won’t be surprised to learn that many bartenders have day jobs.  Some are software designers, others are teachers and the rest have the same jobs you and I work on Monday-Friday.  For many, free time means extra […]


Yodlee Review – Online Budget Tool

A lesson I learned early in life was not to judge a book by it’s cover.  Yodlee is an excellent online budget tool that is certainly more serious than it sounds. In fact, you might already have used it because in addition to Yodlee MoneyCenter being a free online budgeting tool, Yodlee was the software […]


The Hidden Costs of Exotic Pets

Household pets can be an excellent addition to any family or home.  Animals like dogs, cats and birds are loving companions to millions of American families and the cost of owning them is just a drop in the bucket compared to the joy they can bring.  Housing, equipment, food and supplies are the basic needs […]


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Alternate Transportation

Almost every municipality in the country is making a push for alternate modes of transportation.  More and more bike paths are being built.  Sidewalks are being widened.  Community shuttle buses are popping up in towns where car congestion and parking (or lack thereof) has reached critical mass and if you haven’t been on a public […]


The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Cars of 2010

At DoughRoller.net, we like to bring you as many environmentally savvy tips as we can. Not only do they save the planet, they can sometimes save you money — the other kind of green we are particularly fond of. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but cars are slowly joining the Save the […]