Carnivals – Week of 07/10/06

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 […]


Buffett Makes Largest Donation Ever

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 […]


Bank of America’s “Out of State” Check Policy

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.


Buying Home Depot 10% Discount Coupons on eBay

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 […]


One Year Ago This Week (July 2nd – July 8th)

Here’s a quick look at some of my favorite posts from a year ago this week: • 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.) […]


Weekly Roundup – 07/07/06

Here are some of my favorite posts from across the MoneyBlogNetwork (and beyond) from this past week…


Great Sprint PCS Service (and a 10% Discount)

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… […]


Cell Phone Overages – A Hidden Cost of Moving

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 […]


Back in Town, Life Returning to Normal

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 […]


Weekly Roundup – 06/30/06 (A Few Days Late)

Back to the grind… Our vacation is over (more on that later) and I’m more than a few days late with last week’s roundup, so… Without further ado, here’s a quick look at things that caught my eye from across the MoneyBlogNetwork over the week that was…