• 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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  • Help for Freddie, Fannie Loans On The Way – Should It Be?

    So I heard on the news (and read on the Seattle PI) this morning that Federal officials announced a plan last Friday to rework threatened home loans owned or guaranteed by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Sounds like a viable plan. Why not? Well, I’m in favor of helping out, but on first […]

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  • Do We Need A MANDATORY Financial Education Curriculum In Our Schools?

    Do We Need A MANDATORY Financial Education Curriculum In Our Schools?

    One of the major goals of my site (written in my disclaimer) is to be able to give my children a better financial education than I received when I was growing up.  The most financial education I have now is that I should be as frugal as humanly possible in every situation as we didn’t have […]

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  • I got 3 raises on my job last year – How did I do it?

    Photo by: Daquella maneraTwo words: Don’t settle.It’s your life and your compensation. Put yourself in the situation where you ARE #1 to your boss. Get things done on time, proactively take on projects, support and praise your peers on projects well done, start a new method of doing a certain task, SET the bar at […]

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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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