Save on Medical Care – Part III

Here’s part three of my mini-series on saving on medical care. The article upon which this is based was writen by Sid Kirchheimer and originally published in Bottom Line/Personal. Today we’ll be covering tips #5 and #6. Here goes…


Weekly Roundup – 09/29/06

Here’s a quick look at some articles that caught my eye over the past week.


Carnivals – Week of 09/25/06

FiveCentNickel took part in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to my articles that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony included “Buying Home Depot 10% Discount Coupons on eBay.” Also included was “Remember the 80s?” from raising4boys.com. The Carnival of Personal Finance included “2006 Federal Tax Rates.” The […]


Home Depot Rebate Comes Through (and Quick!)

Remember when I was beating myself up for missing the deadline for our Home Depot $100 gift card rebate (by a single friggin’ day)? I later noted that they had acknowledged receipt of our rebate submission. Well, I’ve been periodically checking back on the status of our rebate and today I was thrilled to see […]


Buying Life Insurace (Again), Update #2

I meant to follow up on this last week, but it somehow slipped my mind… Our term life insurance applications arrived two days after we applied through Intelliquote, and we had our portamedic appointment four days later. Since we went up quite a bit in terms of coverage, my wife and I both had to […]


Save on Medical Care – Part II

Here’s part two of my mini-series on saving on medical care. The article upon which this is based was writen by Sid Kirchheimer and originally published in Bottom Line/Personal. Today we’ll be covering tips #3 and #4. Here goes…


Saving Money: Focus on Big or Small Items?

A comment on my post on saving money by packing your lunch got me to thinking. The argument went as follows: There are better ways to save money. Focus on the big things. Saving a small percentage of high expenses is much more preferable to saving [a] high percentage on small expenses. While this seems […]


One Year Ago This Week (September 17th – September 23rd)

Here’s a quick look at some of my favorite posts from a year ago this past week: • Misguided Money Fears – Worried about dying young, or the stock market crashing, etc.? Don’t worry, be happy. You’re much more likely to experience a long-term disability or suffer from a long period of subpar returns (among […]


Save on Medical Care – Part I

I just ran across an article in Bottom Line/Personal by Sid Kirchheimer that’s chock full of tips on how to save on medical care. While it’s not available online, some of the tips are good enough that I thought I’d create a mini-series and run through them here. Here goes…


Gas Price Drop to be Shortlived?

Coming on the heels of numerous reports on falling gas prices, OPEC has started talking about cutting output. After all, crude prices have fallen below $60/barrel for the first time in six months, and much of the world has shown a complete willingness to pay the higher prices that we’ve been faced with, so why […]