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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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. […]

Are Extended Car Warranties Really Worth the Expense?

Car repairs always seem to come at the wrong time. What’s more, one single problem with a vehicle could cost you thousands of dollars straight from your pocket. When you first purchase a car, it can seem like the clock is ticking down to that manufacturer’s warranty expiration date with lightning speed. That timer starts as soon as you drive away from the lot. […]

Are Extended Car Warranties Really Worth the Expense?

Car repairs always seem to come at the wrong time. What’s more, one single problem with a vehicle could cost you thousands of dollars straight from your pocket. It can seem like the clock is working its way toward the moment your manufacturer’s warranty expires with lighting speed. And really, it begins as soon as you drive away from the lot. […]

Five Ways to Get Your Credit Report for Free

I’ve talked at length in the past about how your credit score is determined and why it’s important. Aside from paying your bills on time, one of the biggest things you can do to protect your credit score is to keep a close eye on your credit report. While you’re entitled to one free credit report per year from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus, sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. […]

Five Ways to Get Your Credit Report for Free

I’ve talked at length in the past about how your credit score is determined and why it’s important. Aside from paying your bills on time, one of the biggest things you can do to protect your credit score is to keep a close eye on your credit report. While you’re entitled to one free credit report per year from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus, sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. […]

Bankruptcy and Marriage: Should You Marry Someone Who Went Bankrupt?

Here’s an email about marriage and money that I recently received from a reader: I have a question about marrying someone who will go through bankruptcy BEFORE marriage. […]

Bankruptcy and Marriage: Should You Marry Someone Who Went Bankrupt?

Here’s an email about marriage and money that I recently received from a reader: I have a question about marrying someone who will go through bankruptcy BEFORE marriage. […]