From the Archives (April 29th – May 5th)

Here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago this past week: » Withdrawing Your Roth IRA Contributions » SunTrust vs. Bank of America Online Bill Pay Question » The New ‘Forever’ Stamp » Best High Mileage Cars And here’s what was going on two years ago: » Got me a […]


Carnivals – Week of 05/07/07

FiveCentNickel participated in four carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to my posts that were included in each. The Carnival of Personal Finance included “Playing the Percentages: The Effects of Gains and Losses.” The Best of Me Symphony included “Save Energy, Cut Your Taxes.” Also included was “Swimsuit Shopping a Pleasure? You […]


A Real-Life Example of Debit Card Fraud

Hey, guess what? While we’re on the subject of debit card problems (see also my list of why credit cards are better then debit cards) CleverDude just posted an article about fraudulent charges showing up on his debit card. He’s actually had trouble with this same group before, but previously it was with a credit […]


Anniversary Giveaway, Update #6

Time for another update on the anniversary giveaway… We’re now closing in on 450 comments on the original contest announcement, and I’ve received two more entries from bloggers who’ve posted articles highlighting my past posts or reviewing this site. Here they are: The D’s My New Choice WiselySunshine Remember, you get a single entry for […]


New Citi Dividend Platinum Rewards Promotion

If you’re on the lookout for a new reward credit card, I just received word that there is a promo on the Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa Card. $100 cash back after $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. In short, 5% cash back  on rotating categories each quarter, enrollment required. […]


Five Reasons That Credit Cards Rock and Debit Cards Suck

I recently wrote about the convenience of debit cards as well as one potentially major downside. In short, while I’ve seen the light with regard to the ease of use of debit cards under certain circumstances, I’m still a credit card devotee. Why? Read on to find out.


Anniversary Giveaway, Update #5

Time for another update on the anniversary giveaway… We now have well over 400 comments on the original contest announcement, and I’ve received two more entries from bloggers who’ve posted articles highlighting my past posts or reviewing this site. Here they are: The Golden Parachute Clever Dude Remember, you get a single entry for posting […]


The Downside of Debit Cards

Yesterday I wrote an article praising the convenience of debit cards. Today, I thought I’d shed some light on one of their major potential downsides… Last week I was out of town on a work-related trip and staying at a Holiday Inn. When I reached first reach my destination, I was greeted at the check-in […]


The Convenience of Using a Debit Card

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a diehard credit card user. This will come as no surprise to regular readers, as credit cards are one of my favorite topics. Over the past few months, however, I’ve learned to love using a debit card, as well. For personal purchases, I’m still sticking with my […]


Anniversary Giveaway, Update #4

Time for another update on the anniversary giveaway… We’re creeping ever close to 400 comments on the original contest announcement, and I’ve received an additional eight entries from bloggers who’ve posted articles highlighting my past posts or reviewing this site. Here they are: The First Time Homeowner Money Mythos The SEM Zone SF Money Musings […]