Stamp Price Reminder

Don’t forget… Stamp prices are set to increase from $0.39 to $0.41 in just ten days. This also coincides with the introduction of the new ‘forever’ stamp which will obviate the need for all those silly two or three cent stamps to round out your postage. So whatever you do, don’t go buying a bunch […]


The Best of April 2007

April 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 […]


Weekly Roundup – 05/04/07

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


Anniversary Giveaway, Update #3

Time for another update on the anniversary giveaway… There are now well over 300 comments on the original contest announcement, and I’ve received an additional four entries from bloggers who’ve posted articles highlighting one of my past posts or reviewing this site. Here they are: Living Almost Large Savvy Steward Money Walks Viva Advanced Personal […]


Carnivals – Week of 04/30/07

FiveCentNickel participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are with links to my articles that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony included “How to Profit from 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers.” Also included was “Potty Training Success (So Far)” from raising4boys.com. The Carnival of Personal Finance included “Asset Allocation in […]


How Do You Keep Track of Receipts?

The past few years have seen more and more stores move to less customer-friendly return policies. Thus, it’s more important than ever to keep track of your receipts. But do you know what? I’m really bad at this. No matter what I try, I just can’t seem to consistently save receipts in an organized way […]


Anniversary Giveaway, Update #2

Time for another update on the anniversary giveaway… There are now well over 300 comments on the original contest announcement, and I’ve received an additional four entries from bloggers who’ve posted articles highlighting one of my past posts or reviewing this site. Here they are: No Credit Needed One Million to My Name The Baker […]


Three Ways to Make Your IRA Work Harder

Here are a few tips from TIAA-CREF for making the most of your IRA: 1. Start making contributions as early in 2007 as you can. Don’t wait until next April to start thinking about your 2007 IRA contributions. Making small, consistent contributions at regular intervals throughout the year makes it easier on the household budget. […]


Anniversary Giveaway, Update #1

Just a quick update on the anniversary giveaway… As of this writing, there are over 180 comments, and I’ve already received eight nine entries from bloggers who’ve posted articles highlighting one of my past posts or reviewing this site. Remember, you get a single entry for simply posting a comment on the original contest announcement […]


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