• 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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  • Bah With Flooding the Blogosphere With Too Much of the Same (Hanks Weekly Hangouts #53 – October 11, 2008)

    These past few weeks have been tough on the financial markets around the world, and coincidentally I’ve noticed a lot of the posts in the Personal Finance realm have been catered to.  Yes, it’s a hot topic for sure, but I get fed up with mainstream chat all the time.  I can read most of […]

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  • Hanks Weekly Hangouts #39 (July 21, 2008)

    Good weather made for some good posts this week including Good Socks – The Things I Don’t Mind Overspending And Overloading On, The Last Taboo: A Journey from Silence to Truth, Courtesy of Deb Wunder, and be sure to enter (for $300 of cold hard cash) Hank’s Holiday Handout #3! M.I.B Is Giving Away $300 […]

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  • AGLOCO is calling it quits –

    Only 8 days 22 hours 18 minutes left until Hanks Holiday Handout drawing! So I found this in my email today: Subject: AGLOCO Update Notice From:”AGLOCO.com Service” <emailservice@agloco.com> Date:Wed, Dec 12, 2007 11:57 pm To:hank Dear Hank,       We would like to update you on the status of AGLOCO’s operations.  We continue to believe in the […]

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  • Net worth update December 1, 2007 (+5.16%)

    Net worth update December 1, 2007 (+5.16%)

    Sorry this is a few days late – my Life Insurance statement hadn’t come in the mail yet; yes, the mail.  This is another reason I’m going to dump it.  I like to have everything online at my fingertips and I can’t see this account online yet. So tt wasn’t too bad of a month across […]

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