• My Friend Just Got Offered 290k To Work In Iraq – Would You?

    Plonkee inspired me the other day in writing “would you move for a lower cost of living? to craft up an “other side of the coin” post to ponder – How much would it cost for YOU to move to a war torn area for a year in search of big bucks?

  • What Do I Do During a Bear Market? What Do I Invest In?

    Photo by: artct45If you’re between 20-40 years old, don’t do anything. Stay where you’re at, markets fluxuate. That is their nature and that should have been something you learned before you got it. If this is your first time hearing about it, don’t worry and more importantly, don’t run. Let the traders panic. That is […]

  • How Much Should I Save Per Paycheck To Reach My Retirement Goals?

    This question is another tricky one because it depends on who is asking it. If you’re 18 and asking this question, well, I’d say you’re starting off right by asking, and if you are putting away 10% – even if you’re only making $20,000 per year, you’re saving $2,000/year and in 50 years you’d be […]

  • What Would You Do If You Were Given $50,000 Today?

    So the nice folks over at MarketLeverage have agreed to sponsor the contest this round as they’ve been duly impressed with the postings that come out of the M.I.B!  I’m happy to say that I’m happy to hear it!  That being said, the contest is giving away 3 American Express gift cards for $150, $100, […]

  • How Much Money Do You Make?

    It’s looked down on in a lot of circles to inquire, and maybe even rude in others and here at the MiB, we’re looking to dig deep into the depths of the questions.  Are you happy with your income?  Is your spouse?  Do your kids know how much you make?  What’s the standard?  How does […]

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  • Should I Consider a Health Savings Account and High Deductible Health Plan?

    Should I Consider a Health Savings Account and High Deductible Health Plan?

    By Jason Van Steenwyk Health savings accounts, or HSAs, are increasingly popular health insurance and savings solutions, with millions of Americans now contributing to them. These tax-advantaged savings vehicles were first introduced in 2003, as part of a concept called consumer-driven health care or patient-driven health care.  The concept: The assumption that if consumers were […]

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  • Why do Poor People Always Win The Lottery?

    Why do Poor People Always Win The Lottery?

    I got to thinking about this today after reading Hot Air’s post about how they had to pull a lottery game in the UK because the goal of the game was in reference to temperature; more specifically, negative numbers.  People were supposed to scratch the ticket and find if they had a lower number than […]

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  • Amazon Affiliates/Kontera content link ads widget review –

    I tried. I REALLY did try to like the context links on my page. I thought it might be nice to have a few extra $$$ from the site by way of the context links, but I’m just not feeling it. If anyone was logged on between the hours of 3am and 9am PST you […]

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  • Ugh – emergency root canal sticks the ol’ pocketbook and net income number in the red…

    Sorry I’ve been out this week, I had to go in for an emergency root canal this morning.  Monday afternoon I noticed a “twinge” in my jaw, and suffered through Tuesday with 20 ibuprofen and a vicodin.  I didn’t sleep last night, and this morning, went in to the dentist and he said I had […]

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  • What Is A 12-b-1 Fee And Is It Included In An Expense Ratio Of a Mutual Fund?

    What Is A 12-b-1 Fee And Is It Included In An Expense Ratio Of a Mutual Fund?

    Photo by: Ricky Irvine Hank – quick one for you. Are 12-b-1 fees included in an expense ratio of a mutual fund? – Jay from Kansas Hey Jay – quick answer back to you. No. Click the image below to enlarge: You’ll notice it is a SEPARATE fee. But also keep in my that all […]

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