The Limits of Frugality

This is a guest post from Lazy Man of Lazy Man and Money. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Many people agree that there are two avenues to financial success: make more money or spend less money. A majority of the time, people employ a combination of […]


Five Reasons you Should Care About your Credit (FICO) Score

Unless you live in a cave (and maybe even then), you know that your credit score is incredibly important when it comes to securing credit. But did you know that it’s also used for much more than that? What follows is a list of five other areas of your life that can potentially be impacted […]


Banks May Rescue Defaulting Homeowners

This article is a guest blogger submission written by KMC of Advanced Personal Finance. If you like what you see, why not subscribe to his RSS feed? There’s an interesting wrinkle developing in the ongoing housing bubble/sub-prime saga. It looks like many large banks may be coming to the rescue of defaulting borrowers. Why would […]


The 5 Worst Credit Card Practices

This is a guest post from Patrick of Cash Money Life. If you want more information, check out his “About” page. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Credit card companies are always coming up with new and innovative ways to extract fees from their customers. It’s reached […]


The U-Turn: How My Debt Reduction Journey Began

This article is a guest blogger submission written by NCN of NoCreditNeeded. If you want more information about NCN and his many websites, be sure to check out his “About” page. And if you like what you see, why not subscribe to his RSS feed? Two years ago, I decided to stop borrowing money, get […]


From the Archives (June 17th – June 23rd)

Here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago this week: » Our Online Banking Changeover » Save Money, Live Green » Money Saving Tip: Live Next Door to Someone Who’s Moving » Flexible Spending Account Maxed out for 2006 » Geographic Location: How it Affects Your Wealth And here’s what […]


Going Too Far in the Name of Saving Money

I was recently perusing the comments on some of my more popular articles when I ran across a rather amusing exchange in response to my list of ways to saving money while saving the planet.


Extended Travel Abroad for the Young

This article is a guest blogger submission written by plonkee of plonkee money. If you like what you see, why not subscribe to plonkee’s RSS feed? I didn’t take a gap year between school and Uni, nor between Uni and starting my first proper job. However, one summer I did travel to the States for […]


Why I’d Hire This Real Estate Agent

This article is a guest blogger submission written by SVB of The Digerati Life. If you like what you see, why not subscribe to SVB’s RSS feed? I knew that somewhere out there, the ideal real estate agent existed, and I found him. Is it because he can get me the best deals? It’s more […]


On the Road

And we’re off! By the time you read this, we’ll be well on our way… We’re headed out for a relaxing (and reasonably long) summer vacation that will involve a little better than 1300 miles driving in each direction (plus some local miles at the far end). I’ll have intermittent internet access, so I’ll try […]