12 Simple Ways to Save Money on Utilities (and the Planet)

The other day I was poking around in Quicken when I decided to tally up the amount of money we’ve spent in various categories taking reference from our credit report.We now have ten full years worth of data in Quicken, so it really gives a sense for the extent to which small things can add […]

Keeping Your Business and Home Life Separate

Whether you’re dabbling in self-employment, or you run your own full-blown business, here’s a good example of why you might want to dissociate your business address from your home address… A process server showed up on our doorstep on a Sunday morning awhile back. What a nice Sunday surprise! No, they didn’t show up looking […]

American Express Membership Rewards ‘Account Linkage Fee’

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Just a quick word of warning to those of you out there that have taken advantage of the signup bonuses for AmEx Business credit cards. Awhile back, I applied for a Business Gold Rewards Card. Upon approval, I received my […]

Carnival of Personal Finance #85

Good morning and welcome to the 85th Carnival of Personal Finance! Before we get started, I’d like to say a few words of introduction. First of all, if you’re new to FiveCentNickel then welcome! If not, then welcome back! This site is nearly two years old, and the archives contain a virtual treasure-trove of personal […]

links for 2007-01-28

Sorry, Your Tax Refund has Been Delayed “Several deductions that Congress renewed at the last minute won’t be mentioned on this year’s tax forms. For taxpayers, that may mean extra work and delays in their checks from the IRS.” (tags: taxes irs) Senate targets credit card practices – Jan. 26, 2007 “In a Senate Banking […]

HSBC Direct is Trying to Attract New Money

I just received an e-mail from HSBC Direct describing a new promotion in which they’re paying 6.00% APY for new deposits through April 30th. Here’s the text of their e-mail: Until April 30, your HSBC Direct Online Savings Account gives New Money 6.00% APY. So if you have money elsewhere, it’s time to move it. […]

One Year Ago This Week (January 21st – January 27th)

Here’s a quick look at my favorite posts from one year ago this past week: » The MoneyBlogNetwork (It’s been a year!) » How to Build a CD Ladder » Scammed out of $15k » Kill-a-Watt » Using Retirement Funds to Pay for College And this is what was happening over at Raising4Boys over the […]

Weekly Roundup – 01/26/07

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

Super Bowl (and Stock Market) Prediction Poll Results

Based on the results of my highly scientific poll, I can now predict that the stock market will be either up or down during the next year… We now have over 100 votes, and that Indianapolis Colts hold a 58% to 42% lead over the Chicago Bears. Just to re-cap the point of this poll, […]

Carnivals – Week of 01/22/07

FiveCentNickel participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to my posts that were included in each… The Carnival of Personal Finance included “0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Arbitrage in Action.” The Best of Me Symphony included “Reward Credit Cards – What’s in My Wallet?” Also included was “Dealing With a […]