links for 2007-03-06

Payday Industry Puts Forward Changes “The payday loan industry’s biggest change would give customers more time to pay back a loan with no financial penalty.” (tags: finance debt payday loans) Finally, the truth about gas mileage – MSN Money “The car industry has kept a dirty little secret for years…” (tags: cars mileage energy)


Money Madness @ FreeMoneyFinance

As you may or may not know, FreeMoneyFinance is running a “March Madness” contest for finance-related weblog entries. In late February, he solicited entries (up to four per site) and put together a huge tournament bracket. Starting last week, he’s been post batches of “games” that pit individual posts against each other in head-to-head competition.


Save Energy, Cut Your Taxes

Have you been thinking about improving the energy efficiency of your home? If so, then you might want to check into the available energy tax credits for homeowners. During 2006 and 2007, taxpayers can claim a credit of 10% for buying qualified energy efficient home improvements. The following items are potentially eligible for the tax […]


One Year Ago This Week (February 25th – March 2nd)

Here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Five Tips for Fighting an Audit » Howard Stern is Underpaid » Review – Dave Barry’s Money Secrets » Don’t Change Your Oil Too Frequently And this is what was happening over at Raising4Boys (subscribe) over the same period: » Teaching […]


Weekly Roundup – 03/02/07

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


Excellent Digital Camera Site

While I realize this isn’t exactly on topic, I just wanted to point out an excellent digital camera site: KenRockwell.com. If you’re looking for really informative articles on a wide range of photographic topics, as well as detailed reviews and user guides for a ton of different cameras, then this is the place for you. […]


Tax Return Poll Results

The Money Poll on tax returns has now run its course, and it looks like we have a bunch of do-it-yourselfers hanging out around here… Over 65% of all respondents are going to be preparing their own tax returns this year, while a bit under 30% will be hiring a pro. In years past, I […]


Carnivals – Week of 02/26/07

FiveCentNickel participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with my posts that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony included “Become and Amazon.com Price Drop Ninja.” Also included was “Ten Most Dangerous Toys of 2006” from raising4boys.com. The Carnival of Credit Cards included “Applying for a Business Credit Card.” The […]


Where to Find the Citi Driver’s Edge Redemption Form

Editor’s Note:  This limited-time offer has expired.  If you happen to have a Citi Driver’s Edge Mastercard then you’re probably aware that there are two different ways to access your rewards. The first is to redeem them through the ThankYou Rewards Network, and the second is to file a claim whenever you have your car […]


The Best of February 2007

February 2007 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 […]