• 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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  • 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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  • I Need Your Help!

    I Need Your Help!

    No, nothing is wrong physically, emotionally, family-wise – All is ok on that front, thanks for your concern. I’m just looking to revamp the header of my site and just need some feed back from you folks!

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  • Does My Beneficiary Have To Pay Taxes On My Life Insurance Policy When I Die?

    Photo by: lyndsey_matthews Hello Hank, I see you have a Universal Life Insurance policy also. Do you know if it is taxed when I “expire”? Barney from North Carolina Hey Barney, I actually DO know the answer to that. I checked with my accountant to be 100% sure and he agreed with me that your […]

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  • Why don’t people share their knowledge at work?

    Photo by: edwardyanquen I’m sure it has to do with the “old school” way of thinking that people would be more valuable to the team if THEY were the sole keepers of the information on a system. Before Al Gore invented the internet (cough, cough), knowledge wasn’t so readily available. PEOPLE were the knowledge. They […]

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  • Ugh – emergency root canal sticks the ol’ pocketbook and net income number in the red…

    Sorry I’ve been out this week, I had to go in for an emergency root canal this morning.  Monday afternoon I noticed a “twinge” in my jaw, and suffered through Tuesday with 20 ibuprofen and a vicodin.  I didn’t sleep last night, and this morning, went in to the dentist and he said I had […]

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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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