• 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 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 […]

  • 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?

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

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  • Am I Getting More Frugal By The Day?

    Am I Getting More Frugal By The Day?

    I honestly think I am getting more and more frugal each day; especially since starting this site.  I quesiton buying everything I want anymore.  My wife is pretty good at spending very little on herself too, but when it comes to the kids, she’s been known to splurge.  I have already questioned whether or not […]

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  • The best of the give-away blogs today -

    The best of the give-away blogs today -

    So 2 of the blogs I subscribe to are offering free products to post on their sites. A win-win situation! And what better way to cure an itch for video games than to win one? Interested in a Nintendo Wii? Get Rich Slowly is hooking up 1 lucky winner with a new system this week! […]

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  • How Do We Keep Falling Deeper In National Debt, And How Do We Get Out?

    How Do We Keep Falling Deeper In National Debt, And How Do We Get Out?

    A caveat to personal finance blogging caught my eye today, GOVERNMENT finance blogging could be the next big thing, but more specifically the national debt.  This has always been something that has caught my eye and is just staggering what we’ve done to ourselves over the years, and more importantly, where we’re heading in the […]

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  • I’m Sick of Wells Fargo and GreenTree – My Loan ReMod Story

    So since January 2008 I’ve been on the phone bi-weekly with both Wells Fargo and GreenTree Servicing (My loan was sold from National City Bank in June) and have to toss some dirt in the face of both companies.  It’s ridiculous how much time and effort they’re putting into keeping RESPONSIBLE buyers out of the […]

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  • The Advantages of Purchasing Dividend Stocks

    A common strategy for most income orientated investors is to purchase dividend stocks. During the last few years, this kind of approach is helping to increase the overall returns in a portfolio. A good example of this can be seen by looking at the performance of dividend stocks in comparison with growth stocks. In 2011, […]

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