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 (page 167)

The Recovery Will Come From Those That Have Been Laid Off

This is a guest post from Peter Dunn of Green Candy. If you like what you see here, please check out his weblog and consider subscribing to his RSS feed. It’s no secret that our economy is cyclical. Whether you like it or not, there will be good times and times that couldn’t be possibly described as good. […]

Recovering From the Crash

This is a guest post by Jeff Rose, who is an Illinois Certified Financial Planner(TM) and co-founder of Alliance Investment Planning Group. Jeff is also the author of Good Financial Cents, a financial planning and investment blog. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Does anybody feel like the 2008 stock market crash has been one of the worst ever? […]

Five Tips for Dealing With Job Loss

In early 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that over 40 states recorded an increase over last year in the number of layoffs. In February alone over 600,000 workers were caught up in layoffs. If you and your family have found yourself in this position, here are some steps to help you cope with this painful change. 1. […]

Unorthodox Ways to Earn Extra Money

This is a guest post from WC of The Writer’s Coin. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. I don’t know why, but I’ve been getting free issues of a magazine called Time Out Chicago for the past few weeks. […]

Making Every Dollar Count at Tax Time

This is a guest post from Bob Meighan, who is VP of TurboTax. In challenging economic times, every dollar counts. While I can’t predict what the economy or market will do, I can help you identify opportunities to make sure you get the biggest tax refund possible. […]

The Foreclosure Crisis, Revisited

Remember when I talked about how the foreclosure crisis is much more localized than the mainstream media would have you believe? Well, check this out… According to a recent report in USA Today, 35 counties accounted for 50% of the foreclosures that occurred in 2008. […]

Are Unemployment Payments Taxable?

With all of the layoffs that are currently taking place, I thought I’d spend a few minutes talking about whether or not unemployment benefits are taxable. In short, they are. Because unemployment payments are technically classified as income, you have to pay income tax on them. […]

Spending Habits that Will Make you Graduate Poor

This is a guest post from The Studenomist of Studenomics. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. As a college student going to school in a tough economy, I’ve made it a personal goal to graduate with as much money saved as possible. How do I intend to pull this off? After all, it seems like everyone these days is completing college either broke or in debt. […]

Vacation, Vacation, Vacation

By the time you read this, we’ll be on our way out of town for a much needed vacation. […]

Why Don’t Young People Care About Finances?

This is a guest post by Adam Goodman, author of “Following The Goods.” If you like what you see here, please check out his weblog and subscribe to his RSS feed. It’s unfortunate, but my story isn’t original. I’m 29, educated, and up until four years ago, I never saw the need to understand how to manage my finances. […]