• 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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  • My Monthly Expenses Are High; How Can I Cut Down My Monthly Expenses?

    My Monthly Expenses Are High; How Can I Cut Down My Monthly Expenses?

    So I decided to try out Flexo’s monthly expense template, and it isn’t looking too promising for me this month.  I’m doling out more than I am taking in this month.  Off the top, that sounds like it is bad, but really it isn’t TOO bad.  I figured my cash allowance was high this past […]

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  • Can you add a timeshare to your net worth statement?

    Can you add a timeshare to your net worth statement?

    I own a timeshare – yes, I am one of “those” people that went to “the talk” when getting into the Cancun, Mexico airport and thought, heck, why not?  I was 23, with my mother (taking her on vacation for her 50th birthday) and we decided we’d go in on it togehter and possibly wrangle […]

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  • Wordpress PHP Contact Form v.2.0 error resolved -

    WordPress PHP Contact Form v.2.0 error resolved -

    Completely unrelated to my blog (aside from the fact I use the “contact” form) – but I figured I’d toss it out because I did some searching Google that a couple people posted concerning this error and my answer wasn’t in there – “Contact Results: Whoops! Error Made! Referrer Missing or Mismatch: It looks like […]

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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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  • How Can I Make More Money?

    How Can I Make More Money?

    I can almost guarantee that every person on the planet over the age of 15 has asked this question before. And there are a lot of answers for it that thousands (if not millions) of people will tell you how to spend your money if you don’t want to search for yourself. My blog is […]

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