Here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago this past week: » Free Bonus Miles for Applying for Frequent Flyer Credit Cards » Correcting Roth IRA Contribution Mistakes » Ten Steps to Simplify Your Finances, Part 1 And here’s what was going on two years ago: » PayPal Buyerâ€™s Complaint […]
This is just a quick reminder for everyone paying quarterly estimated taxes… The fourth and final installment for 2007 is due this coming Tuesday, January 15th. So… If you’re anything like me, you’ll be spending part of Saturday night or Sunday afternoon punching buttons on your calculator in order to figure out how much you […]
Heads up to all of you that followed my instructions for signing up for a Sprint SERO plan… While the plan is supposed to include 500 minutes, free nights and weekend, unlimited data, and unlimited text messaging, all for $30/month, I just took a closer look at my bill. Guess what? They’ve been billing me […]
In case you’re not aware, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has developed a Registered Traveler (RT) program to help you speed through security. This isn’t exactly breaking news, but I recently saw a blurb about it in Money Magazine, so I thought I’d investigate.
My wife and I have always talked about keeping a lump sum of cash on hand, hidden away somewhere in the house, in case of emergency. That being said, we’ve never really settled on an amount much less withdrawn the money and stashed it. But this week we found ourselves with a sizable wad of […]
Money Magazine recently ran a sidebar outlining some handy little financial rules of thumb. Here are my favorites: The Rule of 72 This is a useful rule for figuring out how quickly your investments will grow… Simply divide the expected rate of return into 72 and you’ll get an estimate of the number of years […]
This past fall I was on a work-related trip and passing through New York’s LaGuardia airport when the following sign in the bookstore caught my eye… Curious as to what the “Read & Return” program was all about, I stopped to investigate.
Time for another quick, informal poll… Last time I asked about your favorite credit cards. This time I’d like to find out about your favorite online banks. So… What’s your favorite online bank, and why? Please leave a comment, below…
Here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago this past week: » Happy New Year! (And Some Goals) » 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers (Updated!) » Citibank Refused to Process our Red Cross Donation » How our Estate Plan is Structured And here’s what was going on two years […]