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 9)

How to Refinance Your Car Loan

More and more people are deciding to finance the purchase of their cars. According a study conducted by Experian, 84.9% of new cars were purchased with financing in 2015. […]

A Review of the Hilton HHonors Card

The Hilton HHonors card from American Express is great for those who frequently stay in the Hilton chain of hotels. It offers excellent rewards, especially on travel-related purchases, and comes with complimentary Silver Status within the Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors Card Basics This credit card is clearly geared towards the elite traveler. […]

A Review of the Hilton HHonors Card

The Hilton HHonors card from American Express is great for those who frequently stay in the Hilton chain of hotels. It offers excellent rewards, especially on travel-related purchases, and comes with complimentary Silver Status within the Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors Card Basics This credit card is clearly geared towards the elite traveler. […]

5 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Credit Score

Over the past ten years, the average credit score in America has hovered in the high 600’s. This is considered a fair credit score, but definitely not excellent. If you’re among those who have a fair credit score and are looking to improve it, you’ll have to focus on a few different financial principles. Fortunately, there are easy fixes to improve your credit score. […]

5 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Credit Score

Over the past ten years, the average credit score in America has hovered in the high 600’s. This is considered a fair credit score, but definitely not excellent. If you’re among those who have a fair credit score and are looking to improve it, you’ll have to focus on a few different financial principles. Fortunately, there are easy fixes to improve your credit score. […]

5 Ways to Save Big On Things You’re Already Buying

5 Ways to Save Big on Things You Already Planned to Buy I’ve never been the type of person to clip coupons at the grocery store. If you are like me, you may have found that proactively browsing for 10 cent deals is not a cost-effective use of time. However, I still love a good value. Nowadays, I can leverage technology to help me save on items that I am planning to buy. […]

5 Ways to Save Big On Things You’re Already Buying

5 Ways to Save Big on Things You Already Planned to Buy I’ve never been the type of person to clip coupons at the grocery store. If you are like me, you may have found that proactively browsing for 10 cent deals is not a cost-effective use of time. However, I still love a good value. Nowadays, I can leverage technology to help me save on items that I am planning to buy. […]

Top Credit Card Fees to Watch Out For (and How to Avoid Them)

At the end of day, banks and credit card issuers are businesses. As such, one of their primary aims is to make a profit. Part of the way these companies make money, of course, is through fees. Many people think that credit cards are bad because they get you into debt and can cost you money. […]

Top Credit Card Fees to Watch Out For (and How to Avoid Them)

At the end of day, banks and credit card issuers are businesses. As such, one of their primary aims is to make a profit. Part of the way these companies make money, of course, is through fees. Many people think that credit cards are bad because they get you into debt and can cost you money. […]

Why borrowing for a wedding is a bad idea

I enjoy weddings. I’m just not sure how much I’d pay for one. That thought was prompted by reading recently that the typical wedding in the United States costs around $30,000 these days. Now, I’m a little skeptical about that number. After all, there is whole cross-section of businesses dedicated to promoting the idea of big weddings. I think of it as the wedding industrial complex. […]