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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Our Best Cash Back Credit Cards List for 2018

I carry many types of credit cards in my wallet. I have several travel rewards credit cards for when I need to book a flight or rent a car. And I use one balance transfer credit card that I got to make a large transfer a few years ago. […]

Our Best Cash Back Credit Cards List for 2017

I carry many types of credit cards in my wallet. I have several travel rewards credit cards for when I need to book a flight or rent a car. And I use one balance transfer credit card that I got to make a large transfer a few years ago. […]

Should You Buy Savings Bonds for the Grandchildren?

One of the best parts of being a grandparent is doing thoughtful things for your grandchildren. In addition to spoiling them with the latest gadgets, fun vacations, or simple trips out for ice cream, you also want to give them gifts for their future. This is why savings bonds have been a popular choice with grandparents for decades. […]

Should You Buy Savings Bonds for the Grandchildren?

One of the best parts of being a grandparent is doing thoughtful things for your grandchildren. In addition to spoiling them with the latest gadgets, fun vacations, or simple trips out for ice cream, you also want to give them gifts for their future. This is why savings bonds have been a popular choice with grandparents for decades. […]

Don’t Sign a Lease Without Asking Your Landlord These 8 Questions

Getting a new place can be an exciting process. It can also require some savvy thinking and careful planning. It’s important for renters to take steps to protect their own interests and financial reputations. This is especially true when dealing with landlords and leases. […]

Don’t Sign a Lease Without Asking Your Landlord These 8 Questions

Getting a new place can be an exciting process. It can also require some savvy thinking and careful planning. It’s important for renters to take steps to protect their own interests and financial reputations. This is especially true when dealing with landlords and leases. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Second-Chance Checking Accounts

Is there really such a thing as a second chance in the world of personal finance? Some banks seem to think so. In fact, certain institutions are willing to help people with troubled credit histories start to build up their financial futures by offering second-chance checking accounts. Of course, these accounts don’t come with all the features of traditional checking accounts. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Second-Chance Checking Accounts

Is there really such a thing as a second chance in the world of personal finance? Some banks seem to think so. In fact, certain institutions are willing to help people with troubled credit histories start to build up their financial futures by offering second-chance checking accounts. Of course, these accounts don’t come with all the features of traditional checking accounts. […]