FiveCentNickel took part in four carnivals this week. Here they are, along with my posts that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony, which is up at The Owner’s Manual, included “Rules Regarding No-Interest Family Loans.” Also included was “No Child Left Behind?” from raising4boys.com. The Carnival of Personal Finance, which is up […]
In case you missed it, Warren Buffett (chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and the second richest man in the world) has decided to donate nearly $31 billion to the Gates Foundation. In 2005, the Gates Foundation ranked just behind the country of Finland in global health spending. Buffett’s move, which stands as the largest charitable […]
Pop quiz time… Question: When is an in-state check an out-of-state check? Answer: When you have a Bank of America account and you move.
We’re in the market for a new refrigerator. We want to buy it new, and we want to get it for as little as possible. But first, a bit of backstory… As it turns out, the previous owners of the house that we recently purchased left their refrigerator behind. On top of this, our beloved […]
Hereâ€™s a quick look at some of my favorite posts from a year ago this week: â€¢ Think Before You Write That Check – My thoughts on why you should be careful before paying for random transactions with a check. (This actually should have gone up in last weekend’s rundown, but I somehow missed it.) […]
As alluded to in the comments of my previous post on cell phone overages, Sprint PCS took pity on us and reduced our overage charges dramatically. On top of that, I stumbled upon a quick and easy (and ongoing) 10% discount on your PCS service (more on that at the end of this post). So… […]
After six years of regular cell phone usage without going over our allotted minutes, it finally happened… During the month of May, when we spent an awful lot of time conversing with two realtors, two closing attorneys, our mortgage broker, as well as numerous friends and family members regarding our move, we racked up 113 […]
After nice long vacation that involved a lot of boating, fishing, swimming, reading, and laying around (not to mention a bit of GeoCaching as well as a whole lot of driving) we’re back in town and settling back in. We ended up covering close to 3000 miles in twelve days, most of which came at […]