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 5)

Meet the Enemy of Retirement Security: Procrastination

Last year, I signed up for a program called “Connections” through my college alma mater. The program is designed to bring a group of the college’s current juniors and seniors to the big city, for a pow-wow with both recent graduates and ancient grads like myself, who work in the students’ prospective career fields. […]

Meet the Enemy of Retirement Security: Procrastination

Last year, I signed up for a program called “Connections” through my college alma mater. The program is designed to bring a group of the college’s current juniors and seniors to the big city, for a pow-wow with both recent graduates and ancient grads like myself, who work in the students’ prospective career fields. […]

Should You Spend Your Money or Your Time?

We’ve all heard that time is money. It can mean various things to various people. Over time, if you save and invest, you will have more money. If you waste time, the money you earn will be less. The clock is ticking, and every moment you aren’t earning is money lost. Every moment you aren’t enjoying life is life forever lost. […]

Should You Spend Your Money or Your Time?

We’ve all heard that time is money. It can mean various things to various people. Over time, if you save and invest, you will have more money. If you waste time, the money you earn will be less. The clock is ticking, and every moment you aren’t earning is money lost. Every moment you aren’t enjoying life is life forever lost. […]

Fannie Mae is Ending the Home Path Program

This post comes from Mike Nickele at our partner site Zing! I’ve got some good news and some bad news on the housing front. First, the good news: The market is ticking up and the inventory of foreclosed homes is dwindling. The bad news: For just that reason, Fannie Mae is ending its HomePath program. […]

Fannie Mae is Ending the Home Path Program

This post comes from Mike Nickele at our partner site Zing! I’ve got some good news and some bad news on the housing front. First, the good news: The market is ticking up and the inventory of foreclosed homes is dwindling. The bad news: For just that reason, Fannie Mae is ending its HomePath program. […]

Is Burger King Guilty of Tax Inversion?

“Burger King abdicates US citizenship,” shouted the normally staid BBC. Burger King seems to be vilified everywhere for its plan to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian breakfast giant. Why? This thing called tax inversion. The goal of this post is simply to break through the rhetoric and lay out the basic issues of the deal. […]

Is Burger King Guilty of Tax Inversion?

“Burger King abdicates US citizenship,” shouted the normally staid BBC. Burger King seems to be vilified everywhere for its plan to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian breakfast giant. Why? This thing called tax inversion. The goal of this post is simply to break through the rhetoric and lay out the basic issues of the deal. […]

Saving for Retirement: How to Avoid the Roads to Ruin

They say there are many paths to financial success, but if you accept the idea that these are two-way streets, that means there are also many paths to financial ruin. Maybe my view is skewed by the fact that people tend to come to me for financial advice once they are already in serious trouble. Then again, my interactions may just be representative of the national condition. […]

Saving for Retirement: How to Avoid the Roads to Ruin

They say there are many paths to financial success, but if you accept the idea that these are two-way streets, that means there are also many paths to financial ruin. Maybe my view is skewed by the fact that people tend to come to me for financial advice once they are already in serious trouble. Then again, my interactions may just be representative of the national condition. […]