Weekly Roundup – Foundation Wall Edition

The addition on our house is moving along… We returned from a weekend away to a completed foundation wall. They dug and poured the footers earlier in the week, and the framers are scheduled to come tomorrow morning. Things are really start taking shape. And now here’s a quick look at some of the personal […]


Credit Bureaus to Offer Credit Freezes to Customers Nationwide

This is certainly good news to anyone out there that is intent on protecting themselves from identity theft and/or credit fraud: “Major credit bureaus Experian and Equifax on Thursday joined TransUnion and said they will, this year, let people in all 50 states freeze their credit histories… The decision by all three bureaus to offer […]


2008 IRA Contribution Limits

As the year winds down, it’s time to start thinking about investment opportunities in 2008. As I’m sure you’re aware, some of the most attractive vehicles that U.S. investors have at their disposal are IRAs, which allow you to defer taxes, or grow your investments tax free. That being said, you’re limited in the amount […]


Carnivals – Week of 10/01/07

FiveCentNickel participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to my articles that were included in each. The Carnival of Taxes included “Using IRA Funds to Pay Off a Student Loan.” The Carnival of Debt Reduction included “Q&A: Dave Ramsey and Debt Reduction.” The Carnival of Personal Finance included “Switching to […]


Ten Tips for Dealing With a Lost Wallet

Since I’ve recently written about dealing with found money, I thought I’d go ahead and share some thoughts about what to do if you find yourself on the other side of the situation, having lost your wallet.


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If you’re a regular reader of this site (or would like to become one), you might be interested in subscribing to the FiveCentNickel RSS feed. In case you’re not familiar with RSS, it’s a means for syndicating frequently updated web content. You can subscribe using any of a number of web-based or standalone RSS readers. […]


1, 000, 000 Visitors…

Just a quick note to announce that FiveCentNickel recorded its one-millionth visitor at 9:42 PM on October 2, 2007. This particular visitor arrived from Google via a search for: dave ramsey baby steps. Not surprisingly, they landed on my article entitled Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps. The first million took 884 days. Any guesses as to […]


Updated List of Free Credit Card Mile Promotions

Are you looking to jump start your frequent flyer account, round out a ticket, or earn an upgrade? Then check out the following list of credit card bonus miles promotions. There are offers from a wide variety of card issuers and airlines, and in some cases you get a free ticket in one fell swoop. […]


The Best of September 2007

September was another great month at FiveCentNickel, thanks in large part to contributions from readers such as yourself. I just wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who stop by and comment. If you like what you see here, keep in mind that you can have the full-text of everything that I […]


Thanks For Your Support – October 2007

I just wanted to give a shout out to the sites that have referred the most visitors to FiveCentNickel over the past four weeks. Note that I’ve trimmed this down to just weblogs, so there are no search engines, news sites, etc. What follows is a list of the top 10 weblog referrers over the […]