Brits Often Work Drunk

Based on the results of a recent survey, millions of Brits go to work drunk (or get drunk while they’re there, I guess). More specifically, one in six Brits admit to having been “under the influence of alcohol at work in the last six months.” And to think that the World Cup hasn’t even started […]


Homeless No More

Well, I’m off to close on our new house. The final walkthrough was relatively uneventful, although a couple of items that the inspector found were still unattended to. While this was a bit annoying, it’s nothing that can’t be worked out in short order. I’m going to drop by the house on the way to […]


Texas Raises Speed Limit

Leave it to Texas to raise the speed limit in the face of ever-increasing oil prices… That’s right, the state of Texas is raising the speed limit along 500 miles of interstate to 80 mph. To be fair, the increase is limited to ten fairly desolate counties in west Texas. But still…


Wire Transfers When Closing on a House

The past week has felt like a bit of a tightrope act… As I’ve noted previously, we closed on our current former house last Thursday, and are closing on our new house tomorrow. And while we could afford to carry both houses for awhile if necessary, our intention has been to take the money from […]


(Another) Final Walkthrough Today

After an uneventful final walkthrough last week on the eve of selling our house, I’m off for the final walkthrough on our new house this morning. The home inspector didn’t turn up too much, so I’m expecting (and hoping for!) an uneventful walkthrough. Once this is taken care of, our next step will be to […]


One Year Ago This Week – In the Beginning

I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time now, but I just haven’t been able to swing it with all that’s been going on around here… Anyway, now that FiveCentNickel is over a year old, I thought that it might be a good idea to start pointing out posts from back in the […]


Money Poll #14: Owning vs. Renting

Once again, I have homebuying on the brain… We officially sold our house last Thursday, and will be closing on our new one this Wednesday. With that in mind, I got to wondering about how many of y’all own vs. rent your homes. So, without further ado, I bring you Money Poll #14.


Weekly Roundup – 05/26/06

Here’s a quick look at what’s been going on around the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond over the past week…


More on the Home Office Tax Deduction

The other day I wrote a bit about the home office tax deduction, and today I thought I’d expand on it a bit by talking about ‘regular and exclusive’ usage, as well as how you can substantiate your claim to the IRS…


TV Service Poll Results

Unlucky Money Poll #13 has now run its course, with fully 50% of repondents reporting that they have cable TV of some sort — a bit over half of those had ‘expanded’ cable with the balance subscribing to ‘limited’ cable. Next up was paid satellite service, weighing in at 22% (although the gap will narrow […]