• 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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  • Domains: When a Name Means Money

    Domains: When a Name Means Money

    Success comes to those with the right name. In America, you’re sure to have doors opened for you if your surnamed Walton (of the Walmart fame), Koch (Koch Industries) or Mars (think Snickers and M&M’s), names that are synonymous with “old rich”. But the name game means so much more today in the wake of […]

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  • Hanks Weekly Hangouts #35 (June 22, 2008)

    The Summer Savings Series is heating up over at The Money Life Network. Entries are flying in fast! Get your foot in now to be part of the excitement to win FREE $$$! MIB had some design issues this week that made for some trouble, but we got them all figured out and even tossed […]

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  • End Of Year Tip - Change Your W-4 To Keep More Cash In Your Pocket Next Year, Not Uncle Sam’s!

    End Of Year Tip – Change Your W-4 To Keep More Cash In Your Pocket Next Year, Not Uncle Sam’s!

    So I’ve been asked this one a time or 2 before and I honestly hear different things for different people all the time.  The general consensus is “it depends on your financial situation” about 99.99% of the time.  Isn’t that how it is with ANY financial question?  There’s no “silver bullet” or “one size fits […]

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  • Hanks Weekly Hangouts #37 (July 6, 2008)

    Hope everyone had a good 4th of July weekend! The Money Life Network wrapped up the Summer Savings Series and are creating the second group writing project as we speak! Keep an eye out for it! This week cooked up Are The Tax Rebate Stimulus Checks Just a Crafty Way To Catch Cunning Criminals? and […]

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  • How did I get that progress bar widget on my blog?

    How did I get that progress bar widget on my blog?

    I have gotten a few requests for the progress bar widget (or lack thereof) on the top right of my page. I initially did some research finding the best way to add a progress bar to my site, but had some issues. I have about a .001% knowledge of how CSS and PHP and stylesheet […]

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  • How Will Saving $2000 Now Impact Me In 40 Years?

    So yesterday I got to thinking about how I would be impacting my retirement account by taking out the $2000.00 for the emergency root canal procedure I bought myself yesterday. How would that money have worked for me over the next 40 years till retirement? Well, if I would have just had that $2000.00 and […]

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