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.

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Twelve Reasons to Stay in Debt

This is a guest post by John of Mighty Bargain Hunter. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Americans collectively have well over a billion credit card accounts. Some of those accounts make the credit card companies very, very rich. […]

Four Ways To Ruin Your Investments – Guaranteed

This is a guest post by Neal Frankle, a CFP and author of Wealth Pilgrim. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Imagine that you just heard Jim Cramer talking on CNBC about a “guaranteed” way to make a fortune with your investments. […]

On the Road Again (Literally)

By the time you read this, we’ll be deep into a roughly 3k mile roadtrip. The good news is that the bulk of the driving is packed into the first and last couple of days. As such, we’ll be able to recover (and fish, swim, etc.) in between. […]

Powerful Ways to Improve Your Life

Today I thought I’d step outside of the purely financial realm and talk a bit about self-improvement. […]

Make Extra Money With CashCrate

Back in December, I put together a list of ways to earn extra money. Embedded within that list was the suggestion to sign up with a site like CashCrate, which pays you to fill out forms, take surveys, and/or sign up for free trials. […]

Helping Your Parents With Their Finances

Unless you’re careful, mixing family and finances can be a recipe for trouble. For example, lending money to family members is a great way to ruin relationships. Another challenging area is when your parents find themselves in a financial mess, and you feel compelled to step in and offer guidance. How do you help with a nest egg that got hammered over the past year? […]

First Lending Club Loan Payments Received

This is just a quick update to say that I’ve received the initial payment on four of the forty Lending Club loans in which I’ve invested. […]

Best Online Brokers: SmartMoney’s Picks for 2009

Not quite a year ago, I highlighted SmartMoney’s rating of the best online brokers. Today, I thought I’d take a closer look at the results of their 2009 survey. As you skim through the list (reproduced below), you’ll notice that it’s quite similar to last year’s version. There are, however, some differences. […]

Weekly Roundup – First Day of Summer Edition

I debated about calling this one the “Father’s Day Edition,” but decided to go with the “First Day of Summer Edition” because: (1) today is, in fact, the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, and (2) I totally forgot this little factoid until this evening and figured that I wasn’t alone. […]