In a sense, personal finance is a battle of conservation. People manage their resources in the hopes they won’t run out of the essentials — only what people find essential can differ. This centers around the fear of losing money or some other aspect of your financial life, and overcoming that fear should involve some [...]
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Before reading this post, please grab a steaming cup of coffee, and recline in the most comfortable chair you can find. If one is near, lift a warm puppy to your lap and stroke the soft, furry pet as you read. All set? Proceed.
When professor and author Thalma Lobel was ready to finalize the sale [...]
No, that’s not a typo. If you haven’t heard of “Heartbleed” yet, listen up.
Events that radically change our lives don’t come along that often. The 9/11 attacks changed not only how we travel, but how we think and act when we go out. Having your belongings searched when you go out to a ballgame was [...]
This article comes from Nate Segall from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.
Traffic – we despise it, we can’t stand it and we’ll do anything to avoid it. You can catch the morning news before you head out to work, tune in to the traffic updates on the radio – or you can download a traffic application [...]
This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Quizzle.com
It wasn’t too long ago that shopping actually required people to get off the couch and fight through crowds at the mall. That isn’t the case anymore. In fact, online shopping is easier than ever. Just last week I bought two pairs of jeans and [...]
All of us, I’m sure, are busy shopping and planning for gifts for all the people we care about. In the process, we don’t want to end up in a situation where we are happy for just one month and but are left paying December’s credit card bill throughout the next year. So here is [...]
A Long Life
Nobody knows for sure exactly when Black Friday began as an American tradition. Know-it-all site TIFO (Today I Found Out) credits the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as something the retailer did to draw shoppers to its store almost a century ago. However, the parade was (and still is) on Thanksgiving Day, when the store [...]
This post comes from Sean T. Johnston at our partner site Quizzle.com
They say that “cash is king.” But some people would like nothing more than to overthrow his majesty in favor of electronic payments. After all, cash is dirty, insecure and hard to account for.
For some, the personal check is still the standard way to pay [...]
This post comes from Miranda Marquit at our partner site Quizzle.com.
A lot of the time, when we consider income and expenses, we think mainly in terms of how much is coming and how much is going out. When we struggle with finances, we assume that we need more money, or that we need to spend [...]
This is a guest post from Terry R. Vergon who wrote “A Journey of Epiphanies: Learning Leadership,” which looks at the specific epiphanies that enable people to become great leaders and affect change.
Five Cent Nickel offers great suggestions and behaviors to help us become more financially successful, but what drives us to adopt these behaviors? In [...]
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