Five Cent Nickel

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Blog Title: Five Cent Nickel

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Blogger name(s)/Alias(es): Nickel

Blog start date: May 1, 2005

About the Blog: While my wife and I have always been pretty good with money, things really clicked for me back in 1997 when we decided to start a family. At the time, I was reading a book reading a book called Time is Money and the underlying message really resonated with me.

I was inspired to start tracking our finances in Quicken (believe it or not, I have complete data going back to January 1, 1997) and I also started reading books about money and investing. I even spent a good bit of time reading over at The Motley Fool on a 28.8k dialup connection. We didn’t have much money at the time, but we managed to finish school, start a family, etc. without taking on any debt (other than our mortgage when we eventually bought our house).

Over the years, our family and our finances have both grown. And then one fateful day during the Spring of 2005, I picked up a copy of MacAddict and read an article about weblogs in general and WordPress in particular. The rest, as they say, is history. -- from the About page

Approx post frequency: multiple times daily

Blog Categories (on this wiki): Personal Finance Bloggers, Frugal Bloggers, Debt and Credit Bloggers, Real Estate Bloggers, Tax Bloggers

Specializations: saving and investing, credit cards, taxes, real estate, frugality

Highlights: Keeping Cash On Hand, Dish Network Customer Service Sucks, Dave Ramsey is Bad at Math, Would the "Fair Tax" Gut the Economy?

Memberships/Other Sites and Projects: Money Blog Network, Raising 4 Boys

This article is based on an article from Finwikian, available under the GFDL, content later converted into CC-BY-SA.