Five Cent Nickel is celebrating it’s two year anniversary with a great promotion! Nickel is giving away some outstanding prizes (not your typical free book type promotion). I’ve been reading Five Cent Nickel for just about the whole two years it’s been around. I started my blog almost two years ago as well and back then there weren’t nearly as many PF blogs around. Nickel has always done a great job of staying on topic and has really built a great collection of personal finance articles. I think I’ve been linking to Five Cent Nickel just about the whole time we’ve been around, although I’m sad to say Nickel doesn’t link back to me. Maybe he will in the future, I can only hope. :)
One of the more recent articles that I read at Five Cent Nickel was The Cost of a Wired World. Did you know that it cost businesses worldwide over $7.2 billion in energy costs to run their servers? I was amazed at this figure when I saw it. I work for a large company and was also amazed at how much water we use to cool our data centers. I guess virtual sites aren’t quite as environmentally friendly as we thought. Maybe we should go back to reading our news on paper…..
Anyway, go check out Five Cent Nickel and see what you think. He has great relevant articles that you will most likely learn a little from.