Debt and Obesity – What’s the Connection?

This is a guest post from Stathis Papas, Ph.D. A study conducted at the University of Mainz in Germany has shown that over-indebted people are more than twice as likely to be obese as their financially stable counterparts. Dr. Eva Munster, who led the study, defines over-indebtedness as the inability to redeem one’s debts due […]


Power Over Plastic: Seven Practical Ways to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

This is a guest post from Jeremy Wright, who is a freelance financial writer. In the war on waste, we’re a credit to our communities. Our habits and our habitats are “greener” than ever. Sadly, in the war for our wallets, we’re still letting plastic beat paper. In the interest of “greening” our finances, here […]


Five Things to Know About Getting a Person-to-Person (P2P) Loan

This is a guest post from Beverly Blair Harzog, who is a contributing editor at CardRatings.com and co-author of the book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Person-to-Person Lending.” Five Cent Nickel has previously featured articles on Alternative Approaches to Investing with Lending Club and My Lending Club Loan Selection Criteria. When I was offered the […]


Winning the Lottery Won’t Fix Your Finances

This is a guest post by Roshawn Watson of Watson Inc. If you like what you see here, be sure to download his free e-book “Your Foundation to Wealth” by signing up to receive free updates from his site via e-mail (no spam). You might also be interested in subscribing to his RSS feed or […]


More than You Think: The True Cost of a College Education in America

This is a guest post by Jena Ellis, who specializes in writing on the topic of Online Certification Courses. She can be reached via e-mail at: [email protected] So you’ve finally hit that stage… You’re sending your kids off to college. This phase is one of the most important and trying times both for parents and […]


Hotel Alternatives: Save Money When Traveling

This is a guest post from Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. When we go on vacation, we book a hotel. We are sort of taught that’s where you stay. By instinct we book a hotel. We go online, shake […]


Best Retirement Plan for Small Business Owners?

This is a guest post from Dan Wesley, who is the CEO of CreditLoan.com. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to their RSS feed. Salaried employees generally have an employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement account administered by the company’s HR department. Failing that, many use Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) from local banks, credit […]


Tax Deductible Moving Expenses

This is a guest post from Manuel Davis of BackTaxesHelp.com. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to their RSS feed. The first time you move into a new place, the entire process can be exciting and fun. For most people, that novelty wears off after a few more moves, with the […]


Why You Should Keep Your Financial Advisor

This is a guest post from Evan of My Journey to Millions. Evan is a fellow personal finance blogger, who is also an Attorney and works as a Director with a New York Financial and Estate Planning Firm. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed or following him […]


The Power of Delayed Gratification

This is a guest post from Daniel of Sweating the Big Stuff. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. People often like to act without thinking about the consequences. While that feeling is definitely liberating, it may not be so wise. That’s why I advocate a system of […]