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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Are You LinkedIn Optimized?

This post comes from Shana Lebowitz at our partner site LearnVest. What if you had the chance to impress 277 million professionals at once—convincing them you’re exactly what each of their organizations is missing? As it turns out, you already have that opportunity on LinkedIn. […]

Are You LinkedIn Optimized?

This post comes from Shana Lebowitz at our partner site LearnVest. What if you had the chance to impress 277 million professionals at once—convincing them you’re exactly what each of their organizations is missing? As it turns out, you already have that opportunity on LinkedIn. […]

Are Your Adult Children Destroying Your Retirement?

I can still remember the days when the term “generation gap” was all the rage. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, that term was bandied about to describe the yawning philosophical chasm between Baby Boomers and their parents on topics as diverse as the Vietnam War, the length of one’s hair, and different attitudes toward sex. Over the years, though, the term has faded from widespread use. […]

Are Your Adult Children Destroying Your Retirement?

I can still remember the days when the term “generation gap” was all the rage. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, that term was bandied about to describe the yawning philosophical chasm between Baby Boomers and their parents on topics as diverse as the Vietnam War, the length of one’s hair, and different attitudes toward sex. Over the years, though, the term has faded from widespread use. […]

10 Negotiation Tips for Introverts

After our home, our next major purchase will be a car. I am an introvert and I hate conflicts, so naturally negotiation is stressful for me. But if I don’t speak up, I know I will get the short end of the stick and pay a lot more money for the car. Last time I bought a car, I handled the entire negotiation via email; I only went to the dealership to pick up the car. […]

The End of Two Buck Chuck?

photo: Wikimedia Commons We were at the Seattle airport a few years ago, my wife and I, checking in our baggage at the counter. We had some work to do in Chelan and were on our way back to Denver. As we made our way to the airport, we stopped at a Trader Joe’s to buy a case of their Charles Shaw Merlot. […]

The End Of Two Buck Chuck?

photo: Wikimedia Commons We were at the Seattle airport a few years ago, my wife and I, checking in our baggage at the counter. We had some work to do in Chelan and were on our way back to Denver. As we made our way to the airport, we stopped at a Trader Joe’s to buy a case of their Charles Shaw Merlot. […]

5 Reasons to be Optimistic About the Economy

I find that defaulting to pessimism about the economy is a great way to hedge your emotional bets. If things turn out well, then I can count it a pleasant surprise. If things turn out badly, at least I have the satisfaction of having been right. Lately though, there have been some cracks in my gloomy facade. […]

5 Reasons to be Optimistic About the Economy

I find that defaulting to pessimism about the economy is a great way to hedge your emotional bets. If things turn out well, then I can count it a pleasant surprise. If things turn out badly, at least I have the satisfaction of having been right. Lately though, there have been some cracks in my gloomy facade. […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Homeownership

This post comes from Sean T. Johnston at our partner site Zing! Being a renter has its advantages. For the most part, you don’t need to concern yourself with costly indoor or outdoor maintenance. When your lease is up, you can just leave. You don’t have to worry about selling the property. But as convenient as renting is, you are, in essence, paying someone else’s mortgage. […]