• 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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  • Icelandic 13% A.P.Y. CD through Everbank. Is it for real?

    Photo by: Stephen AU So what’s the deal with this ridiculously high 13.10% APY 3-Month Icelandic Krona Certificate of Deposit offered by Everbank? Is it FDIC insured? How can they give such a beefy return on a CD? First off, Everbank IS A BANK (A United States bank hence the FDIC insured part). They’re not […]

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  • Where Did You Learn To Invest?

    So where did I learn to invest?  Nowhere in particular.  A lot of Personal finance blog reading, random quips across the internet.  A bit through my financial advisor; Edward Jones, which I have had about 12 different reps there in 8 years.  High turnover apparently – So I also recently finished up “Rich Dad Poor […]

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  • When Are You Reading This?  A Trending Look At Reading Personal Finance Blogs

    When Are You Reading This? A Trending Look At Reading Personal Finance Blogs

    I myself open up my Google RSS reader probably every 2 days to take a look at the 93 feeds I’m subscribed to. Yes, 93 people have things to say that very much interest me. And in my scanning of everyones latest posts today, I got to thinking, I only seem to scan the first […]

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  • Is $100 a barrel for oil a bad thing? As weird as it sounds, I don’t think it is; and do I think you should invest in Big Oil still?

    Photo by: GregHickman We’ve all watched the oil prices rising for years now and continue to pay at the pumps as the price goes up. We think we’ve got it bad here, but we neglect to think that Europe is ALREADY paying DOUBLE what we pay. But how high CAN it go and should we […]

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  • Teaming Up With RSSHugger.com! – Hanks Weekly Hangouts #43 (August 17, 2008)

    So I’d like to give a shout out to MrsMicah today for her fine work on a few site specific edits to my theme.  She’s got talent, not just a PF genius, but a WordPress diva as well!  🙂  The MoneyLifeNetwork has updated the Frugal Things To Do In… group writing project that is still […]

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