The Best of FCN – Selections from 03/06

Another month (and the end of a big first year) means that it’s time to dig into the archives once again… Here are some of my favorite posts from the month of March: 03/29/06 — The Ins and Outs of Bridge Loans 03/28/06 — Reverse ABA Routing Number Lookup 03/23/06 — Staging Your Home for […]


Withdrawing Your Roth IRA Contributions

I’ve written on several occasions about the fact that you can withdraw ‘regular’ (i.e., annual) contributions to your Roth IRA at any time, and for any reason, without incurring taxes or penalties (e.g., here, here and here). A recent commenter, however, challenged the veracity of this claim, so I started digging for additional information. As […]


One Year Ago Today…

Just a quick note to let y’all know that FiveCentNickel went live one year ago today (in case you’re curious, here’s a link to my inaugural post). I also want to say “Thank You” to all who have visited, commented, linked, and/or otherwise contributed to this site. It’s been a lot of fun thus far, […]


Money Poll #10: Checkbook Balancing

Another week, another money poll… On the heels of the retirement savings rate poll, this week’s poll focuses on checkbook balancing. This is something that I’ve written about previously, and I’d like to find out how y’all do it. Thus, the question of the week is “Do you balance your checkbook?” As it turns out, […]