Five Cent Nickel

Written by a man who has been meticulously recording his finances since 1997 (stored in Quicken), Five Cent Nickel is one of the oldest and most respected blogs around. This blog often provides great commentary on—and summaries of—useful financial tips featured by other publications. If you’re too lazy to read every little money article out there, just stop by Five Cent Nickel and get the cream of the crop.

Latest Posts from Five Cent Nickel

5 Shrewd Ways to Adjust Your Portfolio As You Near Retirement

Life was good at the end of 2007 for Bill and Mary. Bill, at age 60, had enjoyed a successful career with Walgreen’s, one of the largest retail companies in America. His career, begun 28 years previously, enabled Mary to be a stay-at-home mom and paid for their two kids’ college education. […]

5 Shrewd Ways to Adjust Your Portfolio As You Near Retirement

Life was good at the end of 2007 for Bill and Mary. Bill, at age 60, had enjoyed a successful career with Walgreen’s, one of the largest retail companies in America. His career, begun 28 years previously, enabled Mary to be a stay-at-home mom and paid for their two kids’ college education. […]

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card Review – 1.5% Cash Back on ALL Purchases

One of the most important aspects of personal finance success is spending responsibly. Some experts preach that avoiding credit cards altogether is a terrific way to make sure you’re never in debt. Others suggest leaning on credit cards as often as possible to improve your credit and earn rewards. I personally espouse the latter advice. […]

8 Ways to Boost Your Resume While Still In School

Whether you’re still in high school or just finishing up college, work experience is key to landing on your feet when you graduate. The job market, especially for younger workers, is still pretty tough, with employers reporting a fairly flat number of new graduate hires projected for 2017. […]

8 Ways to Stretch Your Vacation Dollar

There are plenty of well-known ways to save money on your vacation, such as booking flights and hotels online, cashing in credit card rewards, or eating the free breakfast in your motel. […]

8 Ways to Stretch Your Vacation Dollar

There are plenty of well-known ways to save money on your vacation, such as booking flights and hotels online, cashing in credit card rewards, or eating the free breakfast in your motel. […]

Five Primary Reasons Why Your Credit Card Application Was Declined

I try to take advantage of promotional credit card offers as much as possible. When big bonuses come around, I apply. When great cash back reward programs are offered, I’m immediately figuring out how much money I can save by using a new card instead of an old one. But sometimes all these new credit cards and their spending requirements can get me into a bit of a bind. […]

Five Primary Reasons Why Your Credit Card Application Was Declined

irI try to take advantage of promotional credit card offers as much as possible. When big bonuses come around, I apply. When great cash back reward programs are offered, I’m immediately figuring out how much money I can save by using a new card instead of an old one. But sometimes all these new credit cards and their spending requirements can get me into a bit of a bind. […]

How to Ask for a Promotion (and Get It)

If you want to build a meaningful and lucrative career, you’re going to have to learn how to feel confident talking to your boss about your ambitions and asking for the support you need to progress. No matter how necessary, though, that conversation can make even the most outgoing of us feel a little weak in the knees. […]

How to Ask for a Promotion (and Get It)

If you want to build a meaningful and lucrative career, you’re going to have to learn how to feel confident talking to your boss about your ambitions, and asking for the support you need to progress. No matter how necessary, though, that conversation can make even the most outgoing of us feel a little weak in the knees. […]